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Jason Moran

Since Jason Moran emerged on the music scene in the late ’90s, the jazz pianist has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. The Blue Note Records recording artist has established himself as an innovator of new directions for jazz. He’s challenged the status quo of improvisation, composition, group concept, and more.[…]

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Still searching for that perfect gift? Have no fear, AOC is here with a few holiday gift recommendations. Edith Grey Designs: Got an art lover on your list? Look no further than local artist Edith Grey to find some great art for them to wear, frame, or hang on their[…]

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Thundercat Keeps The Thunder Rolling!

Thundercat has contributed his talents to two of 2015’s outstanding albums such as Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” and AOCFEST 2016 performer Kamasi Washington’s “The Epic”. Also, to bring brighter weather Thundercat has set out on his “The Beyond” EU tour in November 2015 with some shows already sold[…]

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AOCFEST Launch Recap & Lineup Cosigns

In the words of Drake, what a time to be alive. Last Thursday, Raleigh was taken by storm by The Art of Cool Festival, and we haven’t looked back since. Patrons of The Pour House in Raleigh got to experience the talent of Terrace Martin, saxophonist and producer of Kendrick[…]

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