Forte Jazz Lounge is Charleston’s only strictly jazz venue. Jazz is always on-tap with the best musicians performing every week.
Non-stop blues advocate and activist Shrimp City Slim (aka Gary Erwin) was born in Chicago. Gary is a keyboard player/ singer/ songwriter and purveyor of Lowcountry blues and original songs based in Charleston, SC since 1983. In 2014, he celebrated twenty-seven years as a full-time professional musician. SCS performs 150+ shows per year, solo and also with his great band, throughout the Southeast and overseas. He has performed all over Europe, Asia, and Latin America (Mexico, Colombia). Shrimp City Slim has released 10 CDs. Latest was ‘Qenz’ (2014) a handful of (year 1983) musical theatre song demos finally released 2014 for download only. SCS also has worked extensively with various real-deal downhome blues artists and has released albums by some of them on his label, Erwin Music.
The first show of the night begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. and the second starts at 9:30 p.m. with doors opening at 9:00 p.m. Our guests are welcome to come early. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.
Shows are at 7pm and 9:30pm
The lounge offers three sections of seating:
VIP —— couch style seating $27
Premium –table seating $22
General —high table and bar seating $17