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Just Announced! Local Band Day Lineup – 2020 Charleston Jazz Festival, January 23, 2020

Charleston, SC  – Charleston Jazz is excited to announce the lineup for Local Band Day during the 2020 Charleston Jazz Festival, January 23-26, 2020. On January 23rd, the 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival will open with some of Charleston’s most exciting jazz groups – Offramp The Music of Pat Metheny, Cameron & the Saltwater Brass Shake Everything You Got! and Lee Barbour’s Polyverse Art of the Modern Organ Trio featuring Justin Stanton of Snarky Puppy. Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com or call the Charleston Jazz box office at 843-641-0011. Tickets are $25. Performances will be at Forte Jazz Lounge, 475 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

January 23, 2020  |  6PM
Offramp The Music of Pat Metheny

Offramp kicks off Local Band Day at the 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival! They are an exciting new group that plays an eclectic assortment from guitar visionary Pat Metheny, but with their own flare. Selections from different eras and bands of Pat’s career will be explored with an emphasis on groove, melody, and interaction.

Offramp consists of four premier jazz artists from Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

Tim Fischer – Guitar
Brett Belanger – Bass
Eric Schoor – Saxophone
David Patterson – Drums

January 23, 2020  |  7:30PM
Cameron & the Saltwater Brass Shake Everything You Got!

Cameron & the Saltwater Brass is a horn-heavy group that blends a helping of funk, a cup of jazz, and a dash of gospel. A Sousaphone lays down the bass lines and brings that unique ‘New Orleans’ sound to the party. Cameron and company are Charleston favorites and have been serving up their sounds in Charleston for more than 7 years. Come to Forte Jazz Lounge and ‘Shake Everything You Got’ with Cameron & The Saltwater Brass!

Cameron Handel – Trumpet
Kevin Patton – Saxophone
Gavin Smith – Trombone
Bryan Motte – Guitar
Chris Bluemel – Sousaphone
Jeff Handel – Drums

January 23, 2020  |  9:00PM
Lee Barbour’s Polyverse Art of the Modern Organ Trio featuring Justin Stanton of Snarky Puppy

The Lee Barbour Quartet will showcase their unique explorations and technical mastery to close out the Charleston Jazz Festival’s Local Band Day. Lee is a gifted guitarist and composer and has performed and recorded with several l international artists, including Jazz is Phish, guitar legend Joe Beck, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Earl Klugh, Elise Testone (American Idol) and Cary Ann Hearst (Shovels and Rope). Joining Lee on this incredible evening will be Jonathan Lovett, Ron Wiltrout, and special guest Justin Stanton from jazz supergroup Snarky Puppy!

Lee Barbour – Guitar
Justin Stanton – Trumpet
Jonathan Lovett – Keyboards
Ron Wiltrout – Drums

 

About the Charleston Jazz Festival:
The Charleston Jazz Festival offers a world-class celebration of jazz by presenting timeless and creative productions that entertain audiences, stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Charleston. Each year, the festival line-up includes internationally acclaimed headliners, the best local jazz bands, and top youth artists performing a wide range of styles including Swing, Salsa, Blues, Brazilian, and the American Songbook.

About Charleston Jazz:
Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow a local and global community for jazz through performance, education, and outreach while celebrating and preserving Charleston’s rich history in jazz. Established in 2008, Charleston Jazz has earned a reputation for presenting, producing, and advocating for all things jazz and the artists who bring this music to life in dynamic ways. The organization manages the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy. For more information, visit www.charlestonjazz.com

For more information and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Brittany Burkett at brittany@charlestonjazz.com.

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