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Charleston Jazz Festival: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

April 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band 2024 Charleston Jazz Festival


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

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Nowhere is the idea of New Orleans and its mingling of cultures from around the world more vividly embodied than the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 60 years. All the while, they carry it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band marches Crescent City tradition forward in their brilliant stage performances. The group redefines what New Orleans music means today by tapping into a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city’s Afro-Cuban roots, through its common ancestry with the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane. The band has spread their hometown’s iconic sound to festival stages from Coachella to Newport, performing among peers and legends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, and the Grateful Dead, as well as modern giants like Beck, The Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket and the Black Keys.


Clint Maedgen – Saxophone, Vocals
Branden Lewis – Trumpet, Vocals
Revon Andrews – Trombone, Vocals
Kyle Roussel – Piano
Kerry Lewis – Bass, Tuba
Peter Varnado – Drums

Concert Length: 90 min (no intermission)


The Charleston Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by MUSC.

“The Preservation Hall Jazz Band [is] a quintessential New Orleans institution”

~ The New York Times

MUSC Health
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Charleston Jazz Festival 2024

Watch this clip from a Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance!

Charleston Music Hall

37 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403




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



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:


Charleston Music Hall

37 John St., Charleston, SC 29403



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.

The Charleston Music Hall is a cashless venue.

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!


April 20
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
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Charleston Music Hall
37 John St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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(843) 853-2252
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