The mission of Charleston Jazz is to grow a local and global community for jazz through performance, education, and outreach while celebrating and preserving Charleston’s rich history in jazz. We engage our community through a variety of performance programs, including the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, the Art of Jazz series, the Momentum group, Jazz Day for Kids, as well as jazz education programs at the Charleston Jazz Academy.
Charleston Jazz Orchestra
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is a 17-member big band led by Maestro Robert Lewis. The Orchestra presents a 6-concert season each year at the Charleston Music Hall. Season 15 features special guests Wycliffe Gordon, Quiana Parler, Melissa Aldana…
Charleston Jazz Festival
The Charleston Jazz Festival returns April 18th-21st, 2024 – the event features an all-star lineup of artists, including international headliners and Charleston’s finest talent. Celebrate live music in one of the most historically significant jazz destinations in the world…
Charleston Jazz Academy
The Charleston Jazz Academy brings together students of all backgrounds and ages in a collaborative, fun and challenging environment to expand their repertoire and nurture the skills of music and improvisation. We offer private lessons, combo classes and more…
Jazz Combo Camp Week 1
Jazz Combo Camp Week 2
Jazz Combo Camp Week 3
Jazz Combo Camp Week 4
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