Music Series


The Second Friday of each month! 

Cost: Free

Location: Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Artistic Director: Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr.

First Set: 7:00pm, Second Set: 8:30pm

Next Concert Date: November 9 – Vaughn Ambrose

Vaughn Ambrose

vaughn Vaughn Ambrose is a native of North Carolina and earned his FM in Music Education and MM in Jazz Studies at East Carolina University under the tutelage of his mentor, Carroll V. Dashiell as well as artist and distinguished professor, Bob Mintzer.

Mr. Ambrose is the Director of Jazz at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Upper School in Alexandra, VA. As a highly sought after educator, he serves as guest clinician and soloist with various schools and ensembles nationally and internationally. Additionally, he is an adjudicator for Festivals of Music, and internationally recognized music festival series for middle and high school performance groups. Thanks to his unwavering dedication to the development of young artists in 2005, Mr. Ambrose developed the District X all District Honors Jazz Band weekend, a program that has continued to thrive since inception


  • November 9, 2018 – Vaughn Ambrose
  • January 11, 2019 – Ernest Silver
  • February 8, 2019 – Christie Dashiell & Allyn Johnson
  • March 8, 2019 – Dr. Clarence Knight & William Ford
  • May 10, 2019 – AAMT of Eastern NC Jam Session

  • CVD


    The North Carolina Arts Council, Pitt County Arts Council, Greenville-Pitt Convention & Visitor's Bureau has named Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. Artistic Director of a new series, The African American Music Series.  Carroll Dashiell is a native of Washington, DC. A graduate of Howard University, with citations in Who's Who in Music and Down Beat Magazine, Carroll has been recognized for excellence in the music industry as a bassist, musical director/conductor and also as a composer/arranger. Affectionately known as CVD, he has been involved in academia for more than three decades serving as professor of music at the Saint Mary's College of Maryland, University of the District of Columbia and East Carolina University in North Carolina. CVD is the producer and writer of A Tribute to Motown Records, (a stage show and concert that celebrates some of the African-American's cultural contributions to the music industry, staged in the tradition of the famous touring Motown Review) that is selling out theaters and venues nation-wide. In addition to composing, writing and arranging, CVD is continuing performance as jazz bassist and is very humbled to be the Founder and Director of the Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Festival, named in honor of his mentor.

    A special thank you to our sponsors.
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