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CHARLESTON, SC July 27, 2016 – The third annual Charleston Jazz Festival announces that the 2017 headliner concert will feature The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, two of the most highly acclaimed, award-winning vocal groups performing today. The concert will be held on January 21, 2017 at the Gaillard Center and begins at 7:30 p.m. with an opening performance by The Charleston Jazz Orchestra.

The two groups boast a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards, and a range of styles that covers nearly every genre of popular music; from jazz to swing, from gospel and R&B to pop. The concert includes each group performing a set, culminating with a duet featuring the tightest harmonies known in the music business as well as innovative arrangements and funky grooves.

“The Charleston Jazz Festival is now in its third year and we are thrilled to have two of the most important and innovative vocal groups in the history of pop and jazz music light up our stage at the Gaillard Center,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director of Jazz Artists of Charleston. “Each year, we strive to bring top, globally recognized talent to Charleston as part of our festival, and The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 definitely help us accomplish this goal. What’s more, the opening performance of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra adds even more value to a stellar concert ticket.”


Tickets go on sale on July 27, 2016 at the Gaillard Center. More information is available at: www.thecharlestonjazzfestival.com.


The Charleston Jazz Festival is produced and presented by Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC), a South Carolina-based nonprofit organization with a mission to develop, promote, and support a vibrant and creative jazz culture through concerts, special outreach events, and educational programs. JAC endeavors to preserve and bolster Charleston’s rich musical history and legacy as it explores the various realms of jazz in terms of how it is created as well as its stylistic expressions. To schedule an interview or media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, please contact [email protected].

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