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Charleston Jazz and Dockery’s Present The Warmdaddy-Rapp Quartet

10.15.18

CHARLESTON, SC – October 18, 2018 – Charleston Jazz and Dockery’s announce the next DINNER + SHOW concert to be held November 15 at the Dockery’s Restaurant and Listening Room on Daniel Island. The concert features two dynamic players, saxophonist Wess ‘Warmdaddy’ Anderson and trumpeter Mark Rapp.

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The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Announces Its Season 11 Lineup of Concerts

09.25.18

Featuring Diane Schuur, Delfeayo Marsalis, Manny Houston, Ernie Watts and popular tributes to Billie Holiday, Cole Porter, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck and more!

CHARLESTON, SC – SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) announces its SEASON 11 concerts beginning February 23, 2019. “Season 11 features a line-up of exciting guest artists along with tributes to the most talented jazz artists of our time,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director at Charleston Jazz. Starting with the first concert of 2019, Robert Lewis, Director of Jazz Studies at the College of Charleston, will take the role of Music Director and Band Leader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.

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Charleston Jazz and the Gibbes Museum of Art Present The Art of Jazz featuring Chantale Gagné and Friends

07.18.18

July 25, 2018/ The Gibbes Museum of Art / 135 Meeting Street

CHARLESTON, SC – July 18, 2018, Charleston Jazz is partnering with the Gibbes Museum of Art to present the second-annual Art of Jazz summer series sponsored by Nancye B. Starnes. The second show of this three-part series will feature French Canadian jazz pianist and composer Chantale Gagné who recently moved to Charleston from New York City. Chantale will present original compositions inspired by the art on display in the museum. The event takes place on July 25, 2018, from 6pm to 7pm.

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2nd Annual Jazz Day for Kids Introduces Hundreds of Children to the Joy of Jazz

11.07.17

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL / ON SITE AND LIVE STREAMED

CHARLESTON, SC November 7, 2017Charleston Jazz will host its 2nd Annual Jazz Day for Kids on November 15, 2017 at the Charleston Music Hall.  Over 800 elementary school children in grades K – 6th will experience a jazz immersion as they enjoy a full big band concert performed by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO). Charleston Jazz is also partnering with Streamable Learning to live stream the concert and a post-concert jazz lecture to Charleston areas schools.

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The 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Announces its Star-Studded Line-Up for 2018

10.24.17

Festival to showcase Kenny G, Nnenna Freelon, top local jazz groups, educators and students.

CHARLESTON, SC October 24, 2017 – The highly anticipated Charleston Jazz Festival is back for its fourth year in the Holy City with a star-studded line-up. The festival has expanded to a four-day event with over 100 locally, regionally, and nationally recognized jazz musicians in the lineup. The festival will take place January 18 – 21, 2018, with events at multiple locations throughout downtown Charleston, including the Gaillard Center, Charleston Music Hall, Renaissance Hotel, Sottile Theater, and Barsa Tapas Lounge and Bar.

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The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Announces its Season 10 Lineup of Concerts

09.19.17

Featuring René Marie, Carmen Bradford and popular tributes to Ella Fitzgerald, the Beatles, Stan Getz and Quincy Jones

CHARLESTON, SC SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) announces its SEASON 10 concerts beginning February 24, 2018. “We’re celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary with a stellar line-up of concerts that pay tribute to some of the most important icons in jazz and popular music,” said Charlton Singleton, music director and conductor of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. “We’re especially thrilled to welcome three outstanding guest vocalists – Grammy Award nominee René Marie, Count Basie vocalist, Carmen Bradford, and Charleston rising star, Quiana Parler.” READ MORE

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents “Blue Note Records: The Iconic Jazz Label and Its Stars” Featuring T.S. Monk

09.12.17

 SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 / 5 AND 8PM/ CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – September 12, 2017 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) kicks off the 2nd half of its Season 9 with a concert entitled “Blue Note Records: The Iconic Jazz Label and Its Stars” featuring jazz drumming legend T.S. Monk, son of jazz pioneer Thelonious Monk. The concert will be held Saturday, September 16 at the Charleston Music Hall. Show times are at 5:00 and 8:00pm.READ MORE

The 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Headliners – Kenny G and Nnenna Freelon

08.30.17

JANUARY 18 – 21, 2018 / GAILLARD CENTER AND CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – AUGUST 30, 2017 – The fourth annual Charleston Jazz Festival announces its headliner artists for 2018. Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Kenny G, will perform at the Gaillard Center on January 20, 2018. Six-time Grammy Award nominee and vocalist Nnenna Freelon will join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to perform ONE STANDARD TIME: The Great American Songbook at the Charleston Music Hall on January 18, 2018.READ MORE

Charleston Jazz Orchestra Launches their 8th Season, ‘When Swing Was King,’ Featuring a Guest Performance by Mayour John Tecklenburg

02.05.16

CHARLESTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES THEIR 8TH SEASON, WHEN SWING WAS KING, FEATURING A GUEST PERFORMANCE BY MAYOR JOHN TECKLENBURG

 CHARLESTON, SC February 05, 2016 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) presents, When Swing Was King, the first concert of their 8th annual season. The CJO will perform a variety of tunes from the 1930s and 1940s birth of swing era on February 20, 2016 at The Charleston Music Hall located at 37John Street, Charleston, SC 29403.   There will be two opportunities to catch the show, as there will be 5pm and 8pm performances. The set list includes songs such as the “Chattanooga Choo Choo,”  “Minnie the Moocher,” and two pieces by Fud Livingston, “I’m Thru With Love” and “I Found A New Baby.”  In addition to a song roster that takes jazz lovers through the Big Band era, Charleston’s newly elected Mayor John Tecklenburg will be a special guest artist performing two pieces by Fud Livingston.

Mayor John Tecklenburg has been performing and participating in the Charleston music scene for years and comes from a family deeply rooted and devoted to live music.  Mayor Tecklenburg’s great uncle was Fud Livingston. Fud Livingston co-wrote and arranged the original “ I’m Thru With Love.”  On February 20, guests will have a chance to hear the Mayor sing and perform a version of “I’m Thru With Love,” which was arranged by music director, Charlton Singleton “I always delight in the opportunity to perform with the enormously talented members of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. It is especially personal and moving for me, as I will perform “I’m Thru With Love,” which was co-written by my great-uncle, Fud Livingston. I look forward to honoring him during the performance,” stated Mayor Tecklenburg.

For tickets and more information visit, http://jazzartistsofcharleston.org.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Charleston Music Hall Box Office.  To learn more and keep up with all things jazz, be sure to follow the Charleston Jazz Orchestra on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/charlestonjazz .

About The CJO: The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is produced and presented by Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC), a South Carolina-based nonprofit organization incorporated to foster a professional environment for jazz musicians, artists, students and enthusiasts in the Charleston area. Its mission is to develop, promote, and support a vibrant and creative jazz culture through concerts, special outreach events, and educational programs. JAC endeavors to preserve and bolster Charleston’s rich musical history and legacy as it explores the various realms of jazz in terms of how it is created as well as its stylistic expressions.

For more information visit http://www.charleston-jazz.local. To schedule an interview or media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, please contact Achester-jones@regancomm.com.

Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition

12.12.15

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015 | CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER

CHARLESTON, SC December 4, 2015 – Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC) concludes the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) Season 7 with the Special Event: HOLIDAY SWING: A Charleston Jazz Tradition on Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m. for its debut performance at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street. Music Director Charlton Singleton will lead the Charleston Jazz Orchestra with featured guest vocalist Quiana Parler, adding jazz to the holiday cheer with big band arrangements of holiday favorites and a few favorites from 2015 CJO Season 7.

Music Director, Charlton Singleton was recently named as the first Artist in Residence at the Gaillard. “I am thrilled to be leading the Charleston Jazz Orchestra in its first performance at the Gaillard. Our holiday concert is always a fan favorite that gets everyone into the holiday spirit.”

Featured guest vocalist, Quiana Parler, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, will join the CJO in its mission to jazz up the holidays with big band favorites. Ms. Parler began her professional career singing for Calvin Gilmore of the Carolina Opry. In 2003, she placed in the Top 48 of season two of the Fox Television hit, American Idol, and has toured with vocalist Clay Aiken. Over the years, she has shared the stage with a diverse array of national artists ranging from Keith Sweat to Kelly Clarkson and can be heard on albums by Clay Aiken, Bianca Ryan and Renee Olstead. She has performed on Saturday Night Live, The View, NBC’s Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Tyra and numerous other national television programs.

Tickets for HOLIDAY SWING are now on sale. The performance schedule includes one set at 8 p.m. HOLIDAY SWING will be performed at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street. Tickets range from $20 – $65.

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is produced and presented by Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC), a South Carolina-based nonprofit organization incorporated to foster a professional environment for jazz musicians, artists, students and enthusiasts in the Charleston area. Its mission is to develop, promote, and support a vibrant and creative jazz culture through concerts, special outreach events, and educational programs. JAC endeavors to preserve and bolster Charleston’s rich musical history and legacy as it explores the various realms of jazz in terms of how it is created as well as its stylistic expressions.

For more information visit http://www.charleston-jazz.local. To schedule an interview or media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, please contact marybeth@charlestonjazz.com, or call 937-750-2997.

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