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LIVE AT THE CMH: Big Band Legacy – Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra

March 27, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT

Developing in tandem with the growing dance craze, the Jazz Orchestra (aka Big Band) took shape during the 1920s with early innovators such as Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson, who merged jazz’s rhythmic and instrumental characteristics with the scale and structures of an orchestra. Big Bands then ushered in the swing era in the early 1930s with Duke Ellington and continued its legacy with Count Basie, Mary Lou Williams, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Maria Schneider, Gordon Goodwin, and more, each playing a significant role in the development, innovation and popularization of orchestral jazz. The rest is history! Join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra as we present a musical timeline of the BIG BAND LEGACY Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra.


Senior (65+) | Military Rates Available
***Your Live at the CMH ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance
For $10 Student Tickets, please call the box office at 843.641.0011


Special Guest Vocalist

Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Robbie Madison was welcomed into a family of artists and musicians. While being surrounded by music at an early age, he fell in love with learning, performing and creatively expressing himself through music. He studied jazz and classical voice and trumpet at the Charleston School of the Arts. Over the years he has spent time as a featured performer in Argentina, Dominican Republic and other South American countries. His roots in gospel, jazz, and classical styles merge together bringing his audiences to a peaceful and reflective place.

This performance has been made possible in part by REV Federal Credit Union.

The Charleston Music Hall is at reduced capacity of 250 with socially distanced seating. Masks are required to be worn at all times.

This concert will also be performed at Firefly Distillery (View HERE) and will be available as a virtual performance (View HERE).


Charleston Music Hall
37 John St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
(843) 853-2252
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Charleston Jazz
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