In CJO Season 9

DECEMBER 2, 2017 / 5pm and 8pm / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC November 21, 2017 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) concludes its Season 9 with HOLIDAY SWING: A Charleston Jazz Tradition on Saturday, December 2 at 5pm and 8pm.  Music Director Charlton Singleton will lead the concert with guest vocalist Quiana Parler, adding jazz to the holiday cheer with big band arrangements of popular holiday songs and hits from Season 9.

“I am thrilled to be leading the Charleston Jazz Orchestra in its final performance of the season at the Charleston Music Hall,” said Music Director, Charlton Singleton. Our holiday concert is always a warm, family-oriented event that puts everyone into the holiday spirit.”

Featured guest vocalist, Quiana Parler, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, will join the CJO in its mission to jazz up the holidays with big band arrangements of popular holiday tunes. Ms. Parler placed in the Top 48 of season two of the Fox Television hit, American Idol, and has toured with vocalist Clay Aiken. Over the years, she has shared the stage with a diverse array of national artists ranging from Keith Sweat to Kelly Clarkson and can be heard on albums by Clay Aiken, Bianca Ryan and Renee Olstead. She has performed on Saturday Night Live, The View, NBC’s Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and numerous other national television programs.  Most recently, she has toured globally as a lead vocalist for Ranky Tanky, a Charleston, SC band that places a contemporary twist on traditional Gullah music.

Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com. Ticket prices range from $10 to $60.

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 the Charleston Jazz Orchestra:

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) is an 18-person big band led by Music Director, Charlton Singleton. The band is comprised of the crème de la crème of South Carolina jazz musicians and is an entertaining, educational and stellar example of the rich history and legacy of jazz in Charleston.  The CJO is in its 9th year offering a 6-concert subscription series and is known for its unique, enthusiastically received performances that contribute mightily to the ever-evolving Lowcountry arts scene.

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