Monk, No Chaser: The Latin Side of Thelonious Monk
Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charleston’s own resident big band’s Season 7 continues Saturday,
September 19, 2015, presenting MONK, NO CHASER: The Latin Side of Thelonious Monk, CJO’s annual Latin Night
performance. CJO performs at the band’s House of Swing, the Charleston Music Hall, Downtown Charleston at 37 John
Street. Two sets will be performed, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., with no intermission. Adult tickets $35-$45. Senior tickets $30-$40.
Seniors qualify at 65 years old. Student tickets $10. No refunds or exchanges. On-site box office sales the day of the show
begin at 12 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall. Tickets available online at charlestonjazz.com, by telephone 843.641.0011,
and in person at the Charleston Jazz House, 93 Spring Street, Suite A, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Charleston’s resident big band continues its seventh season, returning this fall with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s muchanticipated
Latin Night on Saturday, September 19. Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Charlton Singleton, will lead
the Charleston Jazz Orchestra in an inventive program, combining the unique, improvisational style of jazz legend
Thelonious Monk with the Afro-Latin rhythmic touches of Latin Jazz. With MONK, NO CHASER: The Latin Side of
Thelonious Monk, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra will explore a variety of Latin jazz styles, premiering spicier arrangements
from members of the Charleston jazz community of Monk’s most notable contributions to the standard jazz repertoire,
including “’Round Midnight” (Arr. Jack Pettit), “Ruby, My Dear” (Arr. Robert Lewis), “Straight, No Chaser” (Arr. Charlton
Singleton), “In Walked Bud” (Arr. Jon Phillips), and more.
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s Season 7 continues with LATIN NIGHT: MONK, NO CHASER – The Latin Side of
Thelonious Monk on September 19, HELLO POPS! A Tribute to Louis Armstrong on October 24, featuring special
guest artist Wycliffe Gordon, and new to this year, an additional season performance in November, PEOPLE’S CHOICE Fan
Favorites From Your Charleston Jazz Orchestra on November 21. Special event Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz
Tradition will be held December 12, 2015, 8 p.m., at the new Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Programming and venue
subject to change.
CJO is produced and presented by Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote
musical awareness and education, including the recognition and preservation of the history of jazz, in the City of Charleston
through performances, special events and educational outreach. Given Charleston’s place in the history of jazz, America’s
most original art form and its most significant cultural export over the last 100 years, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra
represents the continuation of a musical tradition begun about a century and a half ago in coastal South Carolina.
For more information visit www.charlestonjazz.com. To schedule interview or media appearance, or for hi-resolution
images for CJO or any other JAC event, please contact Jazz Artists of Charleston at email@example.com, or call