The COVID-19 pandemic poses fundamental challenges to live music and we have to (temporarily) reinvent what the CJO is and does while the concert halls are closed.
In an effort to keep our musicians safe but also playing, and to continue to bring new music to you, we will be continuing Season 12 by filming the CJO live, outdoors on the grounds of Firefly Distillery in North Charleston for the Jazz on the Screen performance, and premiering the recording virtually. For safety reasons, we are featuring half of the CJO musicians in this program.
As always, thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to navigate this challenging time. We are learning, listening, experimenting, improvising, and adapting to ensure Charleston Jazz and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra will be back on stage swinging as soon as possible. To help us secure our future, please donate if you are able HERE.
Whether to capture our attention with instantly recognizable theme songs, transport us to different worlds, or guide us on an emotional journey, music plays an essential part of the storytelling process in both television and film. Through the use of recurring melodic themes or even just a two-note motif, music provokes a heightened emotional response, adding life to a story and becoming ingrained into our memories. From the small screen to the silver screen, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will revisit some of the most memorable musical moments in television and film.