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Charleston Jazz Festival: Charlton Singleton & Contemporary Flow

April 21 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

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Charlton Singleton


Box Office: (843) 641-0011 (M-F 10am-5pm)

The Abdiel Iriarte Experiment opens for Charlton Singleton & Contemporary Flow

Join us for the Charleston Jazz Festival finale with Afro-Cuban jazz, smooth R&B vibes, and more!


** IMPORTANT** This is an outdoor event. Bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on. Please leave all dogs and outside food and beverages at home. 


3:15PM – Charleston Jazz Academy Pre-Show

Enjoy live music by our Charleston Jazz Academy students upon arrival. The Charleston Jazz Academy is the Lowcountry’s leader in jazz education.

Learn more here: charlestonjazz.com/academy


4:00PM – The Abdiel Iriarte Experiment
Experience an electrifying performance like no other as The Abdiel Iriarte Experiment takes the stage at the 2024 Charleston Jazz Festival Finale! This hard-driving band is a force to be reckoned with, combining the best of Afro-Venezuelan-Cuban rhythms with a modern jazz twist.

Led by the talented Abdiel Iriarte, hailing from Valencia, Venezuela, the band promises to deliver an unforgettable experience through their original compositions incorporating wildly creative sounds with keyboards and various electronic instruments. With non-stop energy, the band is known for bringing ‘fire and passion’ to the stage, leaving audiences wanting more.


Band Members:

Abdiel Iriarte – Keyboards
Tim Khayat – Electric Bass
Ron Wiltrout – Drums

5:00PM – Charlton Singleton & Contemporary Flow
Get ready to groove and move with two-time Grammy Award winner Charlton Singleton and his band, Contemporary Flow! With a blend of contemporary jazz, R&B, and original hits from Singleton himself, this outdoor musical experience is not to be missed. Singleton’s vibrant energy is contagious, as he communicates pure joy through his signature trumpet and vocal stylings. Gather your friends and family; this concert is a must-see that you will not want to miss!


Charlton Singleton is a member of the two-time Grammy Award-winning band, Ranky Tanky. He has entertained countless audiences around the world and calls Charleston home. Singleton is the former Artistic Director of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra and current Artistic Director of the MOJA Arts Festival, as well as the Artist-in-Residence Emeritus at the Gaillard Center. Charlton has shared the stage with artists such as Lisa Fischer, Bobby McFerrin, Ruby Dee, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Houston Person, Darius Rucker, Fred Wesley, Cyrus Chestnut, and more.


“Just watching him conduct, play piano, and trumpet draws you in and captivates you. He turns a non-jazz person into an enthusiast in a single concert.”
–Randi Weinstein (Charleston Jazz Patron), Charleston Magazine


Band Members:
Charlton Singleton – Trumpet / Vocals
Quiana Parler – Vocals
Demetrius Doctor – Keyboards
Greg Loney – Guitar
LaVonta Green – Electric Bass
James ‘JT’ Rollerson – Drums
Mark Sterbank – Tenor Saxophone


Concert Length: 2.5 hrs (with intermission)


Doors Open: 3:00PM


The Charleston Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by MUSC.


**Weather Plan** If the event is delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, ticket holders will be notified via email. While there are no refunds or exchanges, if this performance is canceled due to rain, Charleston Jazz will offer ticket buyers a complimentary ticket to an upcoming Charleston Jazz Orchestra performance.

MUSC Health
Pianist Abdiel Irarte
2024 Charleston Jazz Festival - Charlton Singleton



Celebrated as one of the best things to do in Charleston, SC, the Charleston Jazz Festival is an unforgettable experience.  If you are new to the jazz genre, take a risk and surprise yourself.  Jazz is an integral part of Charleston’s history and culture.  Lowcountry Gullah and Geechie praise house rhythms have been passed down through the generations, leaving a distinctive and indelible mark on the jazz art form.  As one of the early cradles of jazz, Charleston is proud to host this annual festival in one of the most significant jazz destinations in the world.

Firefly Distillery is tucked away off the beaten path from downtown Charleston, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Noisette Creek, sits the newly constructed Firefly Distillery. Many of the materials used to build the elegant, barn-inspired space were taken from our roots on Wadmalaw Island, with elements purchased from local craftsmen or refurbished from a rustic barn.

Home of the world’s first Sweet Tea Vodka, Firefly continues to make great spirits. From our popular original vodkas to our maritime influenced bourbon, and lineup of 11 moonshine flavors, Firefly has grown to include more than 30 innovative spirits.

The Charleston Jazz Festival audience is diverse and you will see patrons of all ages and walks of life, including couples, singles, students, families, and groups of friends – jazz has never met a stranger and all are welcome.  Many of our guests are tourists visiting Charleston, and some of our regular attendees have been coming to concerts since the beginning of the organization.  We hope that you will become one of our “regulars” as well by joining the Charleston Jazz family by becoming a Season Subscriber, Member, Sponsor, Donor, Student or AdvertiserThere is a place for YOU at Charleston Jazz.


The caliber of performances are spectacular. Their musical selections appeal to all musical tastes regardless of age. 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lil H., Google Review


Watch these videos of past performances by The Abdiel Iriarte Experiment and Charlton Singleton and Contemporary Flow!

The video of Charlton Singleton was recorded and produced by the Charleston Gaillard Center.


Firefly Distillery

4201 Spruill Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405



The Distillery has a fairly large parking lot. If lot is full, please be respectful of neighboring businesses and do not park in their lots.

For questions about accessibility and ADA seating, visit fireflydistillery.com/faq or, call our Box Office at 843-641-0011.

Food and beverages are available for purchase.  No outside coolers permitted.

Food Trucks

Millers All-Day

Rocket Burger

The Biscuit Shed

Firefly Distillery is a cashless venue.

Official Lodging Partner:

Receive an exclusive discount when you book your rooms at The Restoration Hotel!

The Restoration Hotel


Nearby Lodging:

Hampton Inn & Suites

Courtyard by Marriott

Note: These links are provided for your convenience.  Charleston Jazz does not represent or endorse any of these services.

Car Services:

There are a variety of local transportation services available including taxis, Uber and Lyft.

  • No coolers
  • No tents
  • No outside food or drink
  • No pets
  • No weapons or firearms are permitted on property
  • No smoking. Use of e-cigarettes or open flames are also prohibited in or within 100ft of our buildings.
  • To respect all our guest’s experiences, video cameras, monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, audio recording devices, and professional cameras will not be permitted inside the venue.

See you at the Festival!


April 21
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
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Firefly Distillery
4201 Spruill Ave
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405 United States
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