Lake Norman’s underground sound | The Charlotte Observer

John Alexander played two saxophones at Heart 2 Heart Bakery in Cornelius on Sept. 27 with his band, Big Octave. From left are drummer Chris Garges, Alexander, bassist Ron Brendle and guitarist Troy Conn. (David Boraks photo)
John Alexander played two saxophones at Heart 2 Heart Bakery in Cornelius on Sept. 27 with his band, Big Octave. From left are drummer Chris Garges, Alexander, bassist Ron Brendle and guitarist Troy Conn. (David Boraks photo)

Here’s my latest Sunday feature in the Charlotte Observer Lake Norman section, about local venues where you can hear some pretty cool music – beyond the club or concert hall.  

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, sweet confections line the counter at Heart 2 Heart Bakery & Cafe in Cornelius. Across the room, sweet jazz flows from John Alexander’s saxophone, as he and his group, Big Octave, play original tunes for about two dozen jazz aficionados.

Read more: Oct. 4, 2015, Lake Norman’s underground sound | The Charlotte Observer

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