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Charleston Jazz Academy Recital

Watch as the next generation of jazz musicians carry on Charleston's musical heritage Sunday, Dec. 11th at 2pm at Forte Jazz Lounge. Featuring: Charleston Jazz Academy Combos, Homeschool Band, Angel Oak Melodica Class and private students. FREE Check out this video from the 2021 Fall Showcase!

JAZZ DAY FOR KIDS: Charleston Jazz Express

Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

Charleston Jazz, in partnership with the Gaillard Center’s Education and Community Program, presents Jazz Day for Kids, featuring the Charleston Jazz Express led by Robert Lewis and Charlton Singleton, Gaillard Center Artist-in-Residence Emeritus. Jazz Day for Kids is a big band concert designed for Kindergarten through middle school students. Access lesson plan here.

JAZZ ON THE SCREEN: Charleston Jazz Express + Zandrina Dunning

Colleton Civic Center 494 Hampton St., Walterboro, SC

The Charleston Jazz Express Guest Vocalist: Zandrina Dunning Saturday, January 28th 6pm Colleton Civic Center (Walterboro) 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. From the small […]

NEW ‘AWLINS: Charleston Jazz Orchestra + Wycliffe Gordon

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston, SC

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra transports you to “The Big Easy” with the sounds that waft down the famed Bourbon Street in New Orleans.  Experience a sonic explosion of culture, blending the energy of Mardi Gras and the class of Big Band jazz.  Highlighting internationally renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon known for his work with Wynton Marsalis […]

NEW ‘AWLINS – Charleston Jazz Orchestra + Wycliffe Gordon

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston, SC

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra transports you to “The Big Easy” with the sounds that waft down the famed Bourbon Street in New Orleans.  Experience a sonic explosion of culture, blending the energy of Mardi Gras and the class of Big Band jazz.  Highlighting internationally renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon known for his work with Wynton Marsalis […]

SING, SING, SWING – Charleston Jazz Orchestra

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston, SC

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!” Join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for the evolution of electrifying big band swing music that took America by storm. From its birth with legendary ensembles such as Charleston’s own Jenkins Orphanage Band, Benny Goodman, and Fletcher Henderson Orchestras, to the indelible mark it continues […]

SING, SING, SWING – Charleston Jazz Orchestra

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston, SC

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!” Join us for the evolution of electrifying big band swing music that took America by storm. From its birth with legendary ensembles such as Charleston’s own Jenkins Orphanage Band, Benny Goodman, and Fletcher Henderson Orchestras, to the indelible mark it continues to make on […]

Recurring Event 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival: Lowcountry Jazz Day

Forte Jazz Lounge 477 King St,, Charleston, SC

SUBMIT YOUR BAND! We are looking for some of the area's hottest jazz bands to perform for our Lowcountry Jazz Night!  Deadline for band entries is December 16, 2022. We will notify the selected bands by January 15, 2023.  The Charleston Jazz Festival is made possible, in part, by the Medical University of South Carolina. […]

Recurring Event 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival: Samara Joy

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston, SC

The New York Times describes Samara Joy as a “silky-voiced rising jazz star” and the Boston Globe compliments her “warm, capacious vocal instrument and breathtaking technique.” The 22-year old burst onto the world stage when her TikTok videos of soulful standards went viral landing her on the TODAY Show.  She is newly signed to the […]

Recurring Event 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston, SC

With a mission to revitalize jazz and swing music, this powerhouse ensemble has sold-out prestigious venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center.  They have toured the world selling millions of records and have their music featured in hundreds of film and television shows.  They have appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Super […]

Recurring Event 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival: Dianne Reeves

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston, SC

GRAMMY-winning artist Dianne Reeves has been named a “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest honor for a jazz artist in the United States.   Reeves also holds an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Juilliard for her “breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B style.”  Historian and […]

Recurring Event 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival: Cindy Blackman Santana

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston, SC

“Some drummers act, some react. Some keep time, others create it. Cindy Blackman Santana is among the few who can,” says Mike Zwerin of the International Herald Tribune.  Blackman started her career as a busker on the streets of New York City and has gone on to travel the world.  Her high-energy performances are mesmerizing […]