My Shining Hour – Charleston Jazz Orchestra + Manny Houston
February 24, 2024 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST$10 – $64
Box Office: (843) 641-0011 (M-F 10am-5pm)
The Big Band Sound of Count Basie
Singer Manny Houston performs a powerful tribute to the legendary band leader
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra and entertainer Manny Houston join forces to celebrate the musical legacy of legendary bandleader, William ‘Count’ Basie. Experience this powerful tribute, showcasing famous collaborations with some of the greatest voices of Big Band such as Sammy Davis Jr., Joe Williams, Frank Sinatra and more!
Concert Length: 90 min (no intermission)
Friends and fans have followed Manny Houston’s artistic endeavors from Disney to New York City’s Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, and then off to Los Angeles for recording and songwriting opportunities, followed by a tour with Freestyle Love Supreme. Add to that, work with Rockapella and an appearance on the hit TV show, Don’t Forget the Lyrics, Houston has truly become a voice for the Lowcountry on the world stage.
Often hailed as one of the top things to do in Charleston, SC, attending a Charleston Jazz Orchestra concert is an unforgettable experience. If you are new to the jazz genre and big band style, take a risk and surprise yourself. Our director Robert Lewis will guide you through the nuances and significance of each piece, sharing stories behind the songs and composers. Many arrangements have been specially created by our own orchestra members and can’t be heard anywhere else in the world. You can get a taste of past performances on our YouTube channel here.
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 Advertiser. There is a place for YOU at Charleston Jazz.
I have been a season ticket holder since the inception of Charleston Jazz Orchestra for many wonderful reasons. The caliber of performances are spectacular. Their musical selections appeal to all musical tastes regardless of age. The Music Hall is the perfect venue for such a group of phenomenal artists.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lil H., Google Review
We love the Charleston Jazz Orchestra! We have been attending their concerts for about seven years. They are so talented and entertaining.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cheryl I., Google Review
Watch this video of a past Charleston Jazz Orchestra performance:
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37 John St., Charleston, SC 29403
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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.
The CARTA bus system offers a free downtown shuttle called the DASH. Visit their site for map and schedule here.
There are a variety of local transportation services available including taxis, Uber and Lyft.
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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.