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The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents “Living for the City: The Music of Stevie Wonder,” on Kiawah Island Golf Resort

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH FROM 7:30 TO 9:00 P.M. / EAST BEACH CONFERENCE CENTER

CHARLESTON, SC – AUGUST 3, 2017 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) proudly presents its August concert titled “LIVING FOR THE CITY: THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER” featuring one of Charleston’s premier vocalists, Quiana Parler. The concert will be held Saturday, August 13 at the East Beach Conference Center at the Kiawah Island Golf Course at 5480 Sea Forest Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455. Showtime begins at 7:30 p.m.This dynamic concert was the Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s most popular concert in 2016. The band is now thrilled to bring the show to Kiawah Island in 2017. This is the 3rd time the CJO has performed on Kiawah Island as part of a special line-up of concerts hosted by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts and Cultural Events Council.

“Not only is Stevie known for his mastery of song writing, vocals, and proficiency on multiple instruments, he has ALWAYS been a tremendously passionate humanitarian,” says Charlton Singleton, Music Director for the CJO. “Even though he is best known for his R&B and Pop tunes, it is no secret that he plays, writes, and uses a number of jazz elements in his music. The biggest challenge is whittling down the song list to 90 minutes – there are so many classics to choose from!”

The CJO will perform songs such as:

ANOTHER STAR – Arr. Charlton Singleton

CONTUSION – Arr. Robert Lewis

DO I DO – Arr. Frank Duvall

HIGHER GROUND – Arr. Mike Tomaro

I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU – Arr. Robert Lewis

I WISH – Arr. Jack Pettit

ISN’T SHE LOVELY – Arr. Robert Lewis

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED – Arr. Brett Belanger

SIR DUKE – Arr. Demetrius Doctor

SUPERSTITION – Arr. Mike Tomaro

TABOO TO LOVE – Arr. Mark Sterbank

TOO HIGH – Arr. Robert Lewis

All of the songs to be performed have been arranged by CJO musicians or by local Charleston jazz musicians. Tickets are on sale now through the Jazz Artists of Charleston’s website www.charlestonjazz.wpengine.com. The price for each ticket is $20.

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.

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