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March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on March 11, 2022 at 9:30 pm

$20 – $40
Momentum I

Momentum is a brand new music group, presented by Charleston Jazz, with some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry.

They create an eclectic mix of Classic and Contemporary Fusion, R&B, Soul Jazz, and Gospel. Their music is inspired by Robert Glasper, Jon Batiste, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, and Snarky Puppy. Demetrius Doctor, Music Director of the Royal Missionary Baptist Church, leads Momentum, an exciting new group of All Star musicians!


Demetrius Doctor – Keyboards
Calvin Baxter, II – Drums
LaVonta Green – Bass
Lee Barbour – Guitar
David Grimm – Guitar
Mark Sterbank – Saxophone
Stachia Simmons – Vocals

MARCH 11, 2022
Two Sets: 7pm + 9:30pm

Premiere – $40.00
Mid Tier – $30.00
Third Tier – $20.00


Momentum Bandleader, Demetrius Doctor


Hailing from North Charleston, SC, Demetrius Doctor’s musical journey began at age 5 as a self-taught pianist in church. The Gullah-Geechee influence of the Black church in the Lowcountry is the foundation on which all of his musicality is built.

Demetrius attended The Charleston County School of Arts, where he received numerous musical awards and recognitions for his work in piano and tuba. He went on to receive his B.A. in Music from the College of Charleston and later received his M.A. in Music Technology from Coastal Carolina University.

His musical journey has blessed him to work with Gospel artists like Tye Tribbett, Jonathan Nelson, and Duranice Pace, as well as jazz musicians like Fred Wesley and Freddy Cole. He’s also toured Italy, Spain, Croatia, and many cities in the United States.

Demetrius currently serves as Minister of Music at Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC and can be found playing in multiple venues and settings in and throughout the Charleston Area. Outside of music, Demetrius enjoys watching sports and spending time with his wife, Corinthian, and their daughter, Alani.




Forte Jazz Lounge


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March 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 – $40
Event Category:


Charleston Jazz
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Forte Jazz Lounge
477 King St,
Charleston, SC 29403 United States
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(843) 637-4931
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