The Charleston Jazz Festival is a special time of year when jazz fans throughout the Southeast flock to Charleston to celebrate the Holy City’s rich jazz heritage and thriving jazz scene.

January 23 – 26, 2020

The 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival will present performances by a wide variety of talented jazz artists. From legends of jazz to emerging artists, to Charleston’s most celebrated home-grown talent, artists of the Charleston Jazz Festival will perform a wide range of styles including Swing, Salsa, Blues, Brazilian, the American Songbook and more.

Local Band Day

January 23, 2020

Forte Jazz Lounge
477 King Street #475
Charleston, SC 29403

Offramp The Music of Pat Metheny


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Cameron & The Saltwater Brass Shake Everything You Got!


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Lee Barbour’s Polyverse Art of the Modern Organ Trio featuring Justin Stanton of Snarky Puppy


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January 24, 2020

The World of Regina Carter

Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, SC 29403


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January 25, 2020

Monty Alexander Trio + Jane Monheit + Freddy Cole + Charleston Jazz Orchestra

Gaillard Center
92 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401


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Family Jazz Day

January 26, 2020

Revive Charleston – Faith Church
1527 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

3:00 – 6:00pm

Charleston Southern University Jazz Band | Westview Middle School Jazz Band | Westside High School Jazz Combo | Charleston  School of the Arts Jazz Band | College of Charleston Jazz Combo | Wando High School Jazz Band | Charleston High School All-Stars Jazz Band

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Special Rate for the 2020 Charleston Jazz Festival

Price per night: $179.00
Call 843.722.0600 to reserve a room!

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“The concerts offer such a wide variety of musical performance from artists works throughout the ages in jazz history. Other artists in Soul, Blues, and Pop have also been included in some of the offerings. I have never been disappointed!”

“The musical quality, professionalism and selections are PAR none. It is always an awesome time and I want others to experience it.”

“Excellent jazz acts and supports meaningful mission of teaching jazz to school age children.”

“The selection of artists that perform for the Charleston Jazz Festival are outstanding. It is very evident that the community supports and enjoys this festival.”


“Each show during the festival was unique and dynamic. It brought the community together through a shared interest and it was just an overall good time!”

“I bought my mother tickets to see Nnenna Freelon on the first day of the Jazz Festival and we had a wonderful time! My mom grew up in New York and said the venue and the artists singing brought her back to when she was in her 20s listening to her favorite artists in the city. Had such a great time and it was amazing getting to share that experience with my mother!”

“Enjoyable entertainment at a reasonable price. Kenny G was amazing and his performance was one of the best I have ever heard.”

“Amazing performance! To see talented high school students and the School of Arts talent in one show is a treat! These students are our future in jazz! I was visualizing some of the students on an album cover some day! Great performance!”


“We have been to each of the Charleston Jazz festivals and have not been disappointed with any performance. Having been born and raised in New Orleans, and practically weened on jazz, I am so delighted to have that same kind of mojo working here in Charleston.”

“The CJO was fantastic! Loved Charlton and the whole orchestra who were totally engaged. Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 were outstanding. What a great evening!”

‘The festival does a great job of working to ‘keep jazz alive’ and also the tie-in to educational opportunities for youth is a good one.  Bravo!

“The music was outstanding – both the instrumentals and vocals. World class talent in great venue and reasonable prices.”

“Performance was outstanding. Charlton Singleton was great when talking about the history of jazz in Charleston.”


“The Saturday night program was THE BEST JAZZ we’ve heard since the 50s and 60s! Brava AND Bravo!”

“Great musical offerings, fun atmosphere, reasonable prices. Plus, it’s live jazz!”

“Incredible opportunity to see and hear jazz icons. Diane Schuur and Arturo Sandoval were great!”

It shows people the importance of Charleston in the world of Jazz with so many great performers located here!”

“I have been a long time fan of Diane Schuur and became a fan of Arturo Sandoval. Fabulous performance by all. The venue was terrific and the price was right!!”