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Charleston Jazz Festival: René Marie & Experiment in Truth

April 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

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René Marie Charleston Jazz Festival 2024

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

René Marie & Experiment in Truth – JUMP IN THE LINE!

René Marie is a very rare artist. A modern vocal icon, her unique artistry has been recognized with multiple domestic and international awards, including two Grammy Award nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album. A lyricist, composer, arranger, playwright, actress, educator, speaker, and social justice activist, René is an Americana roots artist with jazz improvisational chops. Influenced by her southern upbringing, she incorporates folk, R&B, country, and classical elements into her music and approach, lending her a unique sound and style that have captivated audiences worldwide. Over a span of two decades, 11 recordings, and countless festival and concert stage performances, René inspires people with her artistry, her life story, and her ability to affirm the power of the human spirit.

The Charleston Jazz Festival is proud to feature René Marie & Experiment in Truth as they showcase the music of their highly anticipated Jump In The Line! Tour. This beautiful concert intersperses the most-beloved calypso selections of Harry Belafonte with lesser-known facts about his use of music to effect social change. Each musical selection (arrangements by trumpeter Etienne Charles) is curated to engage the heart and mind of both long-time fans of Harry Belafonte and more recent acolytes. Don’t wait, jump in line and reserve your tickets today!

René Marie – Vocals
Xavier Davis – Piano
Dan Wilson – Guitar
Rodney Jordan – Bass
Quentin E. Baxter – Drums
Wycliffe Gordon – Trombone
Terell Stafford – Trumpet

Concert Length: 90 min (no intermission)

 

The Charleston Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by MUSC.

“Mention René Marie, and legendary divas spring to mind. While she is unquestionably in tune with Eartha Kitt, Marie reminds most of Nina Simone.”

~The New York Sun

MUSC Health
Rene Marie | Charleston Jazz Festival
Rene Marie | Charleston Jazz Festival

Watch this clip from a René Marie performance!

Charleston Music Hall

37 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403

charlestonmusichall.com

 

Parking:

Camden Garage
47 John St, Charleston, SC 29403

Charleston Visitors Center Parking Garage
73 Mary St, Charleston, SC 29403

Marion Square Garage
399 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

When you step through the doors of the Charleston Music Hall you are stepping back in time into a circa 1849 train station, historically known as the Tower Depot.  You will hear the iconic sounds of jazz wafting through the lobby, reminiscent of the city’s rich jazz history.  Stop by one of the lobby bars on the lower or upper lever to purchase snacks, beer, wine or soft drinks to bring with you into the theatre. Our friendly ushers will greet you and assist you in finding your way to your seats – there’s not a bad seat in the house!

Our 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 this recap from the 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival:

Venue:

Charleston Music Hall

37 John St., Charleston, SC 29403

 

Parking:

Camden Garage
47 John St., Charleston, SC 29403

Charleston Visitors Center Parking Garage
73 Mary St., Charleston, SC 29403

Marion Square Garage
399 King St., Charleston, SC 29403

For questions about accessibility and ADA seating, please call our Box Office at 843-641-0011.  Wheelchair access and companion seating are available on the lower level.  (Note that the Charleston Music Hall is an historic building without an elevator to the balcony seating.) Please notify our Box Office if you need to enter the hall via the side entrance to avoid front main entry stairs.

Nearby Dining:

Halls Chophouse

O-Ku Sushi

Stars Rooftop & Grill Room

39 Rue de Jean

Coast Bar & Grill

Azul Mexican

 

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

Official Lodging Partner:

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

The Restoration Hotel

 

Nearby Lodging:

Hampton Inn

Hotel Bennett

The Dewberry

Embassy Suites

The Francis Marion

The Courtyard by Marriott

 

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

Bus Services:

The CARTA bus system offers a free downtown shuttle called the DASH.  Visit their site for map and schedule here.

 

Car Services:

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

 

Pedi Cab Services

Charleston Pedi Cab

Charleston Bike Taxi

Charleston Rickshaw

 

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

Refreshments are available for purchase at the bars located in the lobby and upstairs.  The bars offer snacks and candy as well as beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Bags up to 12″x6″x12″ are allowed in the venue. All bags will be searched prior to entry. Bags that are not clear will be subject to additional search.
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!

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
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Website:
charlestonjazz.com

Venue

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

Charleston Jazz
Phone
843.641.0011
Email
jazz@charlestonjazz.com
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