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

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.

Maxx Bradley recently graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in music composition and jazz piano. He will soon begin a master’s degree in composition and experimental sound practices at the California Institute of Arts (CalArts). His music has been performed by the Anatolia College ensemble in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and by several College of Charleston ensembles. Kevin Patton graduated from the College of Charleston in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in jazz saxophone performance and recently released a full-length jazz album entitled Full Authority. The Absolutes will debut eight original compositions as part of a quartet including Fisher Wilson (bass) and Miller Boone (drums).

The song list includes:

Keep the Faith by Kevin Patton
Inspired from ‘Ye Shall Inherit the Earth‘ by Charles Wilbert White

Cupolas and Rooftops by Maxx Bradley
Inspired by ‘Cupolas and Rooftops’ by Corrie McCallum

Rain in Charleston by Maxx Bradley
Inspired by Rain in Charleston by Thomas Fransioli

Still Life with Fish by Maxx Bradley
Inspired by Still Life With Fish by William Merritt Chase

Changing Power by Maxx Bradley
Inspired by Changing Power by Lonnie Holley

The Process by Kevin Patton
Inspired by Taking Seed-Rice Down to the Fields by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

Sowing Seeds by Kevin Patton
Inspired by The Harvest Flow by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me by Kevin Patton
Inspired by The Plantation Church by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

The Art of Jazz series is made possible by the generosity of title sponsor Nancye B. Starnes and supporting sponsors 5Church Charleston and Hyams Garden Center. Pricing is $20 for Gibbes Museum of Art members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students and faculty (with valid ID). The ticket price includes the jazz concert, museum admission, and a complimentary cocktail from 5Church Charleston. Tickets for Art of Jazz are available at www.charlestonjazz.com.

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.

The Gibbes Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401.

For more information and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Mary Beth Natarajan at marybeth@charlestonjazz.com.