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Charleston Jazz Presents FREE Workshop Series in collaboration with Spoleto Festival USA

DAVID VIRELLES  | TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019  | 1PM – 2:15PM

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019  |  6PM – 7:15PM

CHARLESTON, SC – In collaboration with Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston Jazz is excited to host Wells Fargo Jazz Series performing artists, David Virelles and Terri Lyne Carrington, at our education facility, the Charleston Jazz Academy (3005 W. Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29418) for a FREE Workshop Series. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Limited seats are available so register at www.charlestonjazz.com or call 843-745-5908.

The Charleston Jazz Academy is the only school in Charleston dedicated to nurturing the next generation of jazz artists. Enrollment has reached 130 students with 87% learning jazz on a full-scholarship. The scholarships cultivate talent found in underserved communities throughout the Charleston area.

David Carter, Director of Education and Outreach, is building an inviting and safe place for students to make music. “The goal at the Charleston Jazz Academy is to not only nurture the next generation of jazz artists, but provide an accessible, inspiring and supportive environment for our youth to thrive through the language of jazz.”

In addition to offering private and group lessons, the Charleston Jazz Academy presents workshops, masterclasses, and summer camps.

WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE:

May 28, 2019, 1PM – 2:15PM: David Virelles

In collaboration with Spoleto Festival USA, we are excited to host Wells Fargo Jazz Series performing artist David Virelles at the Charleston Jazz Academy on May 28, 2019 from 1pm – 2:15pm. Born in Cuba in 1983, Virelles was raised in a musical family. Discovering his grandfather’s jazz collection ignited a passion and changed his life’s musical direction. Gain insight from David Virelles’s personal musical experiences as a pianist and composer and learn Cuban music traditions in this free workshop.

May 29, 2019, 6PM – 7:15PM: Terri Lyne Carrington

In collaboration with Spoleto Festival USA, we are excited to host Wells Fargo Jazz Series performing artist Terri Lyne Carrington at the Charleston Jazz Academy on May 29, 2019 from 6pm – 7:15pm. At the age of seven, Carrington was given a set of drums that had belonged to her grandfather, and at the age of 11, she received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Throughout her extensive touring and recording career, she has worked with luminary artists such as Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Dianne Reeves, and many more! Don’t miss this chance to learn from the first female artist to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in this free workshop.
For more information and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Brittany Burkett at brittany@charlestonjazz.com.


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 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. Charleston Jazz brought the Leonard School of Music under its wing in 2017 to form the Charleston Jazz Academy.

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