Charleston Jazz and Dockery’s Present Once Upon a Summertime: The Music of Chet Baker Featuring The John Thornton Quartet

06.27.18

JULY 19, 2018  / SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHEASTERN SPINE INSTITUTE

 CHARLESTON, SC – June 27, 2018 – Charleston Jazz and Dockery’s announce the second DINNER + SHOW concert to be held July 19 at the Dockery’s Restaurant and Listening Room on Daniel Island. This second concert will celebrate the music of West Coast jazz icon Chet Baker featuring the Jon Thornton Quartet.

Jon Thornton has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Natalie Cole’s ‘Unforgettable’ Orchestra and will present a warm tribute to one of the most beloved trumpet players and vocalists in the world, Chet Baker. Chet rose to fame in the 1950’s as a leader of the West Coast Cool Jazz scene. The song list will include such Chet Baker classics as Time After TimeLet’s Get Lost, and My Funny Valentine.

The Jon Thornton Quartet includes four talented Charleston jazz artists including Jon Thornton (trumpet and vocal), Frank Puzzullo (Piano), Jeremy Wolf (Bass), and Edwin Hamilton (Drums).

“We’re excited to continue this summer jazz series at Dockery’s,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director at Charleston Jazz. “We are especially grateful to the Southeastern Spine Institute for being a sponsor. The sponsorship proceeds help fund scholarships for emerging youth jazz artists at the Charleston Jazz Academy.”

Tickets for dinner and a show are priced at $60 with tax and gratuity included in the ticket price. The $60 ticket includes a three-course prix fixe menu and entry into the show. Dinner reservations must be made between 5:00pm and 6:45pm in the Listening Room before the 8:00pm show.

Dockery’s is located at 880 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island, SC 29492.

Tickets can be purchased at charlestonjazz.com.

About Charleston Jazz:

Charleston Jazz is 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 Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. 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.

About Dockery’s:

Dockery’s — a family-friendly, destination restaurant offering live music and an on-site brewery — is conveniently located in the heart of Daniel Island. Offering a menu of fresh, seasonal dishes prepared in a high energy, live fire kitchen, Dockery’s pays close attention to local ingredients. With an in-house brewery, the restaurant serves carefully crafted house beers, specialty cocktails, and a diverse wine list. The thoughtfully designed space features an indoor/outdoor bar, al fresco fire pits and an open kitchen. For more information, visit www.dockerysdi.com and follow Dockery’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

For more information and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Mary Beth Natarajan at marybeth@charlestonjazz.com.

Charleston Jazz and Dockery’s Present Charlton Singleton Quintet for Dinner + Show Series

06.07.18

JUNE 21, 2018 / DOCKERY’S ON DANIEL ISLAND /

PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CHARLESTON JAZZ ACADEMY

 

CHARLESTON, SC – June 7, 2018 – Charleston Jazz announces that The Charlton Singleton Quintet will perform in the Dinner + Show Series at Dockery’s on Daniel Island on June 21, 2018 with dinner beginning at 5pm and the show beginning at 8pm. Celebrated as one of Charleston’s most accomplished musicians, Charlton Singleton leads his all-star group through a night of originals and popular jazz standards. The band draws on many styles of music, but always brings their Lowcountry flavor to the presentation. This will be the first of three performances presented by Charleston Jazz at Dockery’s during summer 2018.

The Charlton Singleton Quintet includes five of the most talented jazz artists in Charleston including Charlton Singleton (trumpet), Quentin Baxter (drums), Mark Sterbank (saxophone), Kevin Hamilton (bass), and Richard Harris White, Jr. (piano).

Charlton Singleton, Quentin Baxter and Kevin Hamilton are all members of the band Ranky Tanky, a group that has soared to #1 positions on Billboard, iTunes and Amazon jazz charts since the launch of their first album in 2017. Mark Sterbank is the Director of Jazz Studies at Charleston Southern University, and is a featured saxophonist with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Richard Harris White, Jr. is one of Charleston’s most talented jazz pianists and performs throughout Charleston.

“This will be our first jazz concert on the Dockery’s stage and we’re thrilled to bring this caliber of jazz talent to Daniel Island,” said Chuck Isenberg, Dockery’s general manager. “This is all part of our mission to deliver live music, delicious food, and great experiences for our guests.”

Proceeds from the concert will support the Charleston Jazz Academy.  “Every ticket sold supports music scholarships for students in need at the Charleston Jazz Academy,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director at Charleston Jazz.

Tickets for dinner and a show are priced at $50 plus applicable fees. The $50 ticket includes a three-course prix fixe menu and entry into the show. Dinner reservations must be made between 5:00pm and 6:45pm in the Listening Room before the 8:00pm show.

Dockery’s is located at 880 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island, SC 29492.

Buy tickets and learn more at charlestonjazz.com.

 

About Charleston Jazz:

Charleston Jazz is 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 Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. 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.

About Dockery’s:

Dockery’s — a family-friendly, destination restaurant offering live music and an on-site brewery — is conveniently located in the heart of Daniel Island. Offering a menu of fresh, seasonal dishes prepared in a high energy, live fire kitchen, Dockery’s pays close attention to local ingredients. With an in-house brewery, the restaurant serves carefully crafted house beers, specialty cocktails, and a diverse wine list. The thoughtfully designed space features an indoor/outdoor bar, al fresco fire pits and an open kitchen. For more information, visit www.dockerysdi.com and follow Dockery’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

For more information and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Mary Beth Natarajan at marybeth@charlestonjazz.com.

Charleston Jazz to Offer 14-Days of Free Jazz Concerts During Piccolo Spoleto 2018

05.15.18

17 BANDS / MAY 27 THROUGH JUNE 9 / AT PROHIBITION ON KING STREET / FREE ADMISSION

 

CHARLESTON, SC – MAY 15, 2018 – Charleston Jazz proudly presents its 2018 “Charleston Jazz Series at Piccolo Spoleto.” This special event features a talented line-up of 17 bands representing all styles of jazz performing at Prohibition from May 27 through June 9, 2018. Prohibition is located at 547 King Street, Charleston, SC.  All concerts are FREE ADMISSION.

This exciting line-up will feature Charleston’s best jazz bands plus two visiting bands from Columbia, South Carolina – The Soda City Brass Band (featured at the 2018 COLA Jazz Festival) and the Kanika Moore Quartet. The series will also highlight one of the most promising jazz musicians coming out of Cuba, Julio Padrón, a trumpet player who made his debut with Chucho Valdés. The wide range of styles to be performed include Straight Ahead, Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans, Dixie, Latin, Cuban, Contemporary, and Caribbean Jazz to name a few.

“We’re celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of Charleston Jazz with gusto this year,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director at Charleston Jazz. “These 14 days showcasing 17 bands with free admission during Piccolo Spoleto are part of our year-long celebration. It’s one way we’re giving back to all of the wonderful patrons who’ve supported us over the years.”

Prohibition on King Street is the event sponsor and the venue for the jazz series.  Concerts will be held both inside the restaurant and on the patio depending on the schedule. The series will kick off with a Sunday Jazz Brunch at Prohibition featuring Robert Lewis and Gerald Gregory. These two master musicians have been cornerstones of many and various ensembles, including the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Lewis/Gregory/Wiltrout, and The In-Between. Their extensive history working together particularly pays off in a duo setting, in which they pursue free-wheeling explorations of jazz standards.

 

The full line-up includes:

“Robert Lewis/Gerald Gregory: Jazz Brunch at Prohibition,” May 27th from 11:00am to 2:00pm

“She Goes He Goes: Jazz Swing Dance,” Sunday, May 27th from 8:00pm to 12:00am

“Julio Padrón,” Monday, May 28th from 9:00pm to 12:00am

“Salsa Dancing: Gino Castillo Latin Jazz Quartet” Tuesday, May 29th and Tuesday, June 5th from 9:00pm to 12:00am

“Noah Jones Quartet,” Wednesday, May 30th from 9:00pm to 12:00am

**Opened by the Wando High School Jazz Combo from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

“Robbie Madison,” Thursday, May 31th from 9:00pm to 12:00am

“Maritime Electric,” Friday, June 1st from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

“Soda City Brass Band,” Saturday, June 2nd from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

“The New South Jazzmen,” Saturday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 9th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

“Slater/Swaney Jazz Acoustiq: Jazz Brunch at Prohibition,” Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00am to 2:00pm

“V-Tones: Jazz Swing Dance,” Sunday, June 3rd from 8:00pm to 12:00am

“Shimmy Ghøster,” Monday, June 4th from 9:30pm to 12:30pm

“Ronnie Ward Quartet,” Wednesday, June 6th from 9:00pm to 12:00am

“Grits & Steel,” Thursday, June 7th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm

“Cameron & The Funk Dumplins,” Friday, June 8th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

“Kanika Moore,” Saturday, June 9th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

To learn more about the series and each jazz band, please visit charlestonjazz.com.

 

About Charleston Jazz:

Charleston Jazz is 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 Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. 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 Deja Knight at deja@pearlprfirm.com.

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents “All You Need Is Love: CJO Plays The Beatles” Featuring Quiana Parlor

04.16.18

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2018 / 5:00 P.M. AND 8:00 P.M. / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – APRIL 17TH, 2018 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) led by Music Director, Charlton Singleton, proudly presents its April concert entitled “All You Need Is Love: CJO Plays The Beatles” to be held Saturday, April 28th at the Charleston Music Hall at 37 John Street. Show times begin at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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