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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 […]

Recurring Event 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival

Charleston Jazz Festival: Charlton Singleton’s Beehive Orchestra

Firefly Distillery 4201 Spruill Ave, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

American trumpeter, vocalist and former leader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charlton Singleton is a GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist along with his fellow Ranky Tanky band mates. Charleston Magazine says “watching Singleton at work is mesmerizing…Charlton Singleton is a musical alchemist, a magician.” One fan says “Just watching him conduct, play piano and trumpet draws […]