Charleston Artwork Inspires Original Music

Charleston Jazz + The Gibbes Museum of Art Present 2019 The Art of Jazz Series

CHARLESTON, SC – The final performance in the 2019 Art of Jazz Series is on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, featuring the Arshak Sirunyan Quartet from 6pm – 7pm at the Gibbes Museum of Art located on 135 Meeting Street. Members of the Arshak Sirunyan Quartet will be using artwork with Charleston themes to inspire original music compositions, which will be premiered on August 21, 2019. Tickets are on sale now: $25 general admission | $20 for Gibbes Museum of Art Members | $10 for students. The ticket price includes the jazz concert and museum admission. Tickets are available at www.charlestonjazz.com.

AUGUST 21, 2019: 2019 Art of Jazz Series: Arshak Sirunyan Quartet

Born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia, composer and pianist Arshak Sirunyan moved to the United States in 2002 and has recorded several acclaimed albums as a leader. In 2014, he released ‘Hoodman’s Blind’ which featured several Grammy Award winning artists, such as Mike Stern, Omar Hakim, and Eric Marienthal. Two of its tracks won 1st place in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition.

Arshak Sirunyan – piano | Ben Wells – bass | Ron Wiltrout – drums | Robert Lewis – saxophone

Charleston Jazz and the Gibbes Museum of Artpresent the third-annual Art of Jazz Series, sponsored by the Kite Foundation Fund, Art Bridges, the Gibbes’ Women’s Council, the Joseph J. Schott Foundation, the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program, Hyams Garden Center, and Fox Music House.

For the second year in a row, 5Church is excited to be on board as the hospitality partner, creating complimentary specialty cocktails designed specifically for the 2019 Art of Jazz performances at the Gibbes Museum. The specialty cocktail for the Arshak Sirunyan Quartet is “The Sirunyan Sunset” – lunazul tequila, Salerno blood orange, orange juice, and an orange wedge garnish.


About Charleston Jazz:
Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education including the recognition and preservation of the history of jazz in the Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. Established in 2008 as Jazz Artists of Charleston, the organization has earned a reputation for presenting, producing, and advocating for all things jazz and the artists who bring this music to life in dynamic ways. The organization manages the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy.

About the Gibbes Museum of Art:
Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Housing one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present, the museum’s mission is to enhance lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy, and to be inspired by the creative process. For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.

For more information and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Brittany Burkett at [email protected].


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