Charleston Jazz announces 2019 Charleston Jazz Series at Piccolo Spoleto

MAY 27-28, 2019 | 7:30PM + 9:00PM | DOCKERY’S

CHARLESTON, SC –Charleston Jazz will present four diverse jazz ensembles as part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival on May 27 and May 28, 2019 at Dockery’s on Daniel Island. Performance times are 7:30pm and 9:00pm each day.

“We are excited to present some of Charleston’s best jazz ensembles during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Our community is filled with incredible jazz performers and we look forward to sharing their talents with the festival audience,” says Tatjana Beylotte, Acting Director of Charleston Jazz.

Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com. Or call the Charleston Jazz box office at 843-641-0011. Ticket prices: $25, general admission. Only drinks will be available for order during the concerts. Dinner reservations can be made at  www.dockerysdi.com.


May 27, 2019, 7:30pm: CHANTALE GAGNÉ QUARTET: Salute to Horace Silver

A native of Quebec, Canada, jazz pianist/composer Chantale Gagné began studying music at the age of 8. In 2005, she studied with jazz piano legend Kenny Barron and realized jazz had become her deepest calling. On May 27, the Chantale Gagné Quartet will play the music of Horace Silver, one of the most popular jazz pianists of all time. Horace was a popular member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and steeped in the Hard-Bop jazz tradition.

Chantale Gagné – Piano | Dan Voss – Saxophone | Brett Belanger – Bass | Ron Wiltrout – Drums


Join us for the ultimate Latin Jazz party as Gino Castillo & The Cuban Cowboys bring their Latin jazz flare to Dockery’s! From Quito, Ecuador, Gino Castillo has made a name for himself as the leader of Afro-Cuban Jazz and Salsa in Charleston. He has performed and recorded with many national artists, such as Earl Klugh, Heracio el Negro Hernandez, and Jessy J. Gino Castillo & The Cuban Cowboys are known for their high-energy performances and sure to get you on your feet!
Gino Castillo – Vocals and Drums | Jon Thornton – Trumpet | Abdiel Iriarte  – Keyboard | Jake Holwegner – Bass

May 28, 2019, 7:30pm: BLUES, BALLADS & SWING: The Music of Saxophonist Mark Sterbank

Saxophonist and composer Mark Sterbank is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Charleston Southern University. His 2014 CD of original compositions, entitled Dayspring, was featured on Sirius XM Radio’s Real Jazz.

Mark’s credits include performances with the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra, the Darius Rucker Big Band, and Eartha Kitt, and regularly performs with the Quentin Baxter Quintet, the Charlton Singleton Quintet, and is tenor saxophonist and arranger for the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. On this special evening, the Mark Sterbank Quartet will perform an exciting program of Mark’s original music.
Mark Sterbank – Saxophone | Demetrius Doctor – Piano | Brett Belanger – Bass | Edwin Hamilton – Drums

May 28, 2019, 9:00pm: HEATHER RICE & FRIENDS: In the Air Tonight

A dynamic jazz singer and songwriter, Heather Rice delivers color and beauty with her passionate and versatile voice. Heather hails from Ormond Beach, Florida, and now calls Charleston her home and has found her unique niche as she performs regularly throughout the Lowcountry. On this very special evening, Heather and her friends will perform creatively reworked favorites by Genesis singer and solo artist Phil Collins, who wrote and recorded many hits, including ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘In the Air Tonight’, ‘Sussudio’ and ‘One More Night’.
Heather Rice – Vocals | Lee Barbour – Guitar | Jonathan Lovett – Keyboards |Brett Belanger – Bass | Adam Ray – Drums


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 Dockery’s:
Dockery’s is a family-friendly, destination restaurant offering live music and an on-site brewery. Dockery’s is conveniently located in the heart of Daniel Island. Offering a menu of fresh, seasonal dishes prepared in a high energy, live fire kitchen, Dockery’s pays close attention to local ingredients. With an in-house brewery, the restaurant serves carefully crafted house beers, specialty cocktails, and a diverse wine list. The thoughtfully designed space features an indoor/outdoor bar, al fresco fire pits and an open kitchen. For more information, visit www.dockerysdi.com and follow Dockery’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

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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