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.
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JUST ANNOUNCED: Special Guest Vocalist Zandrina Dunning is set to perform with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for Holiday Swing10.23.19
Add a little jazz to your holiday cheer with this popular Charleston Jazz tradition!
HOLIDAY SWING: A Charleston Jazz Tradition
SATURDAY, November 30, 2019 | 5PM AND 8PM | CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL
CHARLESTON, SC – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra always looks forward to this holiday concert. Maestro Robert Lewis and our 18-piece big band with special guest vocalist Zandrina Dunning will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of holiday favorites. Add a little jazz to your holiday cheer with this popular Charleston Jazz tradition! Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com or call the Charleston Jazz box office at 843-641-0011. Ticket prices range from $25 – $60. Senior rates for 65 and older. $10 for students and children.
“We are excited to be wrapping up our eleventh season with Holiday Swing! We will be joined by the great local vocalist Zandrina Dunning for several tunes, including a few from the classic Ella Fitzgerald Christmas albums. Also, we’ll be performing the entire Duke Ellington arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Add in several other holiday classics, and you’ve got yourself a party!” -Robert Lewis, CJO Music Director
“It is both an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to be front and center with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.” -Zandrina Dunning
Two-time Grammy Award Winner Ernie Watts joins your Charleston Jazz Orchestra for a tribute to the Saxophone Legends of Jazz10.02.19
SAXOPHONE LEGENDS: Ernie Watts plays John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and more!
SATURDAY, October 19, 2019 | 5PM AND 8PM | CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL
CHARLESTON, SC – The saxophone is arguably the most recognizable symbol and sound in jazz. It can wail and scream with passion, as well as whisper softly your favorite melody. Saxophonist Ernie Watts joins the CJO to play the music of some of the most beloved Saxophone Legends of our time. A two-time Grammy Award winner and long-time member of the Tonight Show Orchestra, Ernie has been featured on more than 500 recordings, to include projects by Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, and the Rolling Stones. Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com. Or call the Charleston Jazz box office at 843-641-0011. Ticket prices range from $25 – $60. Senior rates for 65 and older. $10 for students and children.
“Ernie Watts is one of the world’s greatest modern saxophonists. His amazing tone and astonishing technique have entertained audiences and inspired saxophonists for over 40 years. I personally was so influenced by him that my college jazz band director started calling me Little Ernie! It is incredible to me that I will get to share the stage with one of my heroes. I can’t wait!
-Robert Lewis, CJO Music Director
February – December 2020 | 5PM + 8PM | Charleston Music Hall
Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.charlestonjazz.com
Charleston, SC – Charleston Jazz is excited to announce Season 12 for the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. (CJO). 2020 CJO Season 12 will feature an eclectic and inspiring lineup of performances and guest artists including Nestor Torres, Jon Faddis and Charleston’s Lowcountry Voices.Season Subscriptions, Trio Passes and Individual Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com or call the Charleston Jazz box office at 843.641.0011. Individual ticket prices range from $25 – $62. Senior rates for 65 and older. $10 for students and children. Save 10% off individual tickets prices with a Season Subscription. Save 5% off individual ticket prices with a Trio Pass.
“I am delighted with the eclectic and inspiring lineup of performances and guest artists for Season 12! We’ll be celebrating South Carolina jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie with the great Jon Faddis, recreating the iconic album “Ellington at Newport,” exploring Latin rhythms with Nestor Torres, bringing back the popular Jazz on the Screen show, and of course capping the season off with Holiday Swing. I’m perhaps most excited about our collaboration with the Lowcountry Voices, directed by Nate Nelson, where we will be creating a completely new show celebrating the incredible Gullah musical traditions. I remain incredibly grateful for the community which supports such artistic ambitions; Charleston is the envy of the country for a reason! – Music Director, Robert Lewis