Rock the Park Concert Artists

Dwayne Jordan Quartet featuring Marvin Thorne

Dwayne Jordan Quartet featuring Marvin Thorne

Dwayne Jordan is a percussionist, arranger, and composer from Charlotte, North Carolina. As a child, he was heavily influenced by rhythm and blues, gospel, hip-hop and jazz; which developed his passion for music. Talented and skilled; his natural ear for the interpretation of rhythm and patterns gave him a distinctive ability to play the drums. He has shared the stage with hip-hop artist Jordan Parry, Rapsody, grammy award winning producer;9th Wonder, grammy award winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and grammy nominated jazz percussionist; Joe Chambers. Jordan has opened up for artist such as; Maceo Parker, Ludacris, Donald Lawrence and several others. Jordan received his bachelor’s degree in Music Business from Winston-Salem State University. Continuing to strengthen his craft while completing his bachelor’s degree, he also led as a percussion captain of the WSSU drumline in the marching band; known as the Red Sea of Sound. Jordan received his graduate degree at North Carolina Central University receiving his master’s degree in Jazz Studies in Performance. Jordan was an avid Middle School Band Director at Lowe’s Grove Middle school and currently a drum instructor at Hillside High School where he empowers students to strive highest at their talents abilities.   

Jazziando

Jazziando

Local band “Jazziando...Latin Jazz & More”, seems like the perfect fit for this growing and Latin scene in the “Triangle” area. The band performs as a five to seven piece, and is bringing an agile and unique sound to the scene. Breaking away from the traditional "Salsa" formulas, the creative Latin Jazz ensemble is making music that is both relaxed and hot! Performing instrumental Latin Jazz, along with some Brazilian infused rhythms, allowing you to just sit back enjoying their sound, or get on the dance floor moving to the mambos.

Ras Medy

Ras Medy

Hailing from Wilson, North Carolina - RAS MEDY has graced the stage for notable reggae greats Capelton; Sizzla; Chronixx; Lutan Fyah; Luciano, Midnight; Tarrus Riley; Gyptian; Ras Shalo; Beres Hammond; Collie Buddz; and Hip Hop artist Jadakiss earning him attention from fans in the U.S. and abroad. Get ready for electrifying music experience from the “Meditation” mix-tape and, the highly anticipated single/video release "All I Want”, as this reggae powerhouse is poised for international success.