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Manny Houston Joins The Charleston Jazz Orchestra for “Mess Around: A Tribute to Ray Charles”

04.03.19

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019  |  5PM AND 8PM  |  CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – APRIL 2, 2019 – South Carolina native and College of Charleston grad, Manny Houston, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) on April 20, 2019 to pay tribute to Ray Charles. Known as the ‘Genius of Soul,’ Ray pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s and 60s by combining blues, jazz and gospel styles.

The CJO welcomes vocalist Manny Houston to celebrate this American icon. Originally from Greenville, SC, Manny has starred in many stage and show productions, including his own highly acclaimed piano singer tribute at the Charleston Music Hall.

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Delfeayo Marsalis Joins The Charleston Jazz Orchestra for “New Orleans Meets Charleston”

03.22.19

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 / 5PM AND 8PM / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC MARCH 21, 2019 –  Famed trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) on March 30, 2019 to bring the sounds of New Orleans to the Holy City.

Delfeayo Marsalis and the CJO will play the music of the Bayou with an added dash of Lowcountry flavor. Born and raised in New Orleans, Delfeayo is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers of jazz. A member of America’s ‘First Family of Jazz’, Delfeayo received the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Award in 2011.

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This Saturday the Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents “Songs of Love” Featuring 2-Time Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Diane Schuur

02.19.19

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 / 5PM AND 8PM / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – FEBRUARY 19, 2019 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) will kick
off Season 11 on February 23, 2019 by inviting a special guest vocalist Diane Schuur to sing
“SONGS OF LOVE: The Music of Cole Porter, Billie Holiday and more.”

This February 23 concert will also feature the debut performance of Robert Lewis as the new
Music Director and Band Leader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Mr. Lewis has performed
as the lead saxophonist with the CJO since the launch of the orchestra in 2008 and is currently
the Director of Jazz Studies at the College of Charleston. The CJO will also welcome three
new band members: Kevin Patton (saxophone), John Cobb (saxophone), and Matthew White
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The 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Announces a Star-Studded Line-Up for 2019

12.18.18

Festival to showcase Bobby McFerrin with Ranky Tanky, Nestor Torres, and top Charleston jazz bands and youth artists!

JANUARY 24-27, 2019  / VENUES THROUGHOUT CHARLESTON

CHARLESTON, SC December 18, 2018 – The highly anticipated Charleston Jazz Festival is back for its fifth year in the Holy City with a star-studded line-up. This 4-day festival presents over 100 professional and youth jazz artists from the national, regional and local jazz scene.

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The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Pays Tribute to the Great Wide World of Quincy Jones

10.04.18

SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST, QUIANA PARLER

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018 / 5 AND 8PM / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – October 4, 2018 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) led by Music Director, Charlton Singleton, kicks off the second half of its Season 10 with a tribute to one of the greatest music producers and arrangers of all time – Quincy Jones.

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Charleston Jazz and Dockery’s Present The Tony Monaco-Howard Paul Trio with Robert Lewis

09.27.18

OCTOBER 11, 2018  / DOCKERY’S

CHARLESTON, SC – September 27, 2018 – Charleston Jazz and Dockery’s announce the next DINNER + SHOW concert to be held October 11 at the Dockery’s Restaurant and Listening Room on Daniel Island. The concert will headline three of the most highly acclaimed jazz artists in the Southeast – Tony Monaco, Howard Paul and Robert Lewis.

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The 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Headliners: Bobby McFerrin with Ranky Tanky

08.28.18

 JANUARY 26, 2019 / CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER

CHARLESTON, SC – AUGUST 28, 2018 – The 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival proudly presents an extraordinary collaboration showcasing the great musical explorer Bobby McFerrin with Charleston’s Ranky Tanky at the Charleston Gaillard Center on January 26, 2019.

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Charleston Jazz Announces New Director of Development

08.09.18

Tatjana Beylotte joins the organization from the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

CHARLESTON, SC – August 9, 2018, Charleston Jazz is proud to announce and welcome Tatjana Beylotte as the new Director of Development. Ms. Beylotte comes to Charleston Jazz with 18 years of experience in fundraising for arts organizations. Most recently, she managed the fundraising activities for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston as Deputy Director.

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Charleston Jazz and The Gibbes Museum of Art Present The Art of Jazz Featuring “The Absolutes”

08.07.18

August 15, 2018/ The Gibbes Museum of Art / 135 Meeting Street

CHARLESTON, SC – August 7, 2018, Charleston Jazz is partnering with the Gibbes Museum of Art to present the Art of Jazz summer series sponsored by Nancye B. Starnes. The final show of this three-part series will feature saxophonist Kevin Patton and pianist Maxx Bradley as they debut original compositions inspired by artwork on exhibit at the Gibbes Museum. The event takes place on August 15, 2018, from 6pm to 7pm.

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After 10 Years, Charlton Singleton Steps Down as Music Director of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO)

07.20.18

CJO Saxophonist Robert Lewis is named new Music Director starting in 2019

CHARLESTON, SC – July 20, 2018 Charleston Jazz announces that Charlton Singleton will be stepping down from his role as Music Director and Band Leader of the CJO to pursue his blossoming career as a performer and music educator. Mr. Singleton will continue with the CJO until the end of Season 10 with a final performance at the Holiday Swing concert on December 1, 2018.

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