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KEEPIN’ JAZZ ALIVE – A Benefit for Charleston Jazz featuring The Charlton Singleton Project

CHARLESTON, SC – Join us to celebrate and support Charleston Jazz at our Keepin’ Jazz Alive benefit!This special evening will include a VIP dinner and auction followed by a concert put together by Charlton Singleton featuring some of Charleston’s most accomplished artists. Expect a unique performance including newly written music and arrangements of well-known songs.

Set List to include:

Avalon – Al Jolson – Arranged by David Heywood
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Louis Jordan – Adapted by David Heywood
Enter to Worship –  Charlton Singleton
Gradual Lean –  Charlton Singleton
Just Friends – Sam Lewis/John Klenner – Arranged by Roger Neumann
L.O.V.E. – Bert Kaempfert/Milt Gabler – Arranged by David Heywood
Powder Puff – Shorty Rogers – Edited by Bob Curnow
Quizás, Quizás, Quizás – Osvaldo Farrés –  Arranged by David Heywood
Shiny Stockings – Frank Foster – Arranged by Tom Kubis
Sugar – Stanley Turrentine – Arranged by Bob Florence

The Charlton Singleton Project is specifically put together by Charlton Singleton for the Keepin’ Jazz Alive benefit and will feature Charleston Jazz Orchestra members, as well as some of Charleston’s highly recognized jazz artists including: Charlton Singleton (vocal/trumpet), Dan Voss (alto sax), Mark Sterbank (tenor sax), John Cobb (bari sax), Matthew White (trumpet), Mark Rapp (trumpet), Gavin Smith (trombone), Lee Barbour (guitar), Demetrius Doctor (piano), Reggie Sullivan (bass), and Quentin Baxter (drums and percussion).

For this fundraiser, I will be pulling from my FULL bag of tricks. I will be playing some solo piano, singing and playing from the piano, performing with my quintet and the newly formed Charlton Singleton Project. Please purchase your tickets now and support this important institution including the newly established Charleston Jazz Academy, which is nurturing the next generation of jazz artists and is so wonderfully run by my good friend (little brother) David Carter! I hope that you will be there!    -Charlton Singleton

Now in its 11thyear cultivating and growing a local and global community for jazz through performance and education, Charleston Jazz is essential to the vibrant cultural life in Charleston. Our programs cultivate jazz artists and audiences through performing and educational opportunities, including our Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charleston jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy. Proceeds from the evening directly support these programs including scholarships for students studying at our Charleston Jazz Academy.

 VIP Experience– Beginning at 5:30pm at Rue de Jean Upstairs, enjoy cocktails, a three-course dinner with select wines, and a live auction before heading over to the Charleston Music Hall (next door) for performance by The Charlton Singleton Project. Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com. Or call the Charleston Jazz box office at 843-641-0011. $200 a ticket per person or $2,000 table for eight. Ticket includes premier seating at the Charleston Music Hall.

Concert Experience– Before heading to your seats, enjoy complimentary appetizers and check out the silent auction items before the performance by the Charlton Singleton Project. Cash Bar. Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com. Or call the Charleston Jazz box office at 843-641-0011. Ticket prices range from $40 – $75. Senior rates for 65 and older. $10 for students and children.

 

About Charleston Jazz:
Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow a local and global community of jazz through performance, education, and outreach while celebrating and preserving Charleston’s rich history in jazz Established in 2008 as Jazz Artists of Charleston, the organization 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 and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Brittany Burkett at brittany@charlestonjazz.com.

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