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 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.

Talented Youth Jazz Artists and Teachers Take the Stage at the 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival

01.16.18

FAMILY JAZZ DAY / COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE /
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

CHARLESTON, SC – January 12, 2018 – A highlight of the 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival is the Family Jazz Day featuring many of Charleston’s up and coming youth artists and teachers. The annual festival brings together hundreds of jazz lovers from across South Carolina for four days of jazz performances by award-winning artists. The festival will take place January 18 – 21, 2018, with events at multiple locations throughout downtown Charleston, including the Charleston Music Hall, Gaillard Center, College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, Renaissance Hotel Ballroom, Prohibition, and Barsa Tapas Lounge and Bar.

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The 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Announces its Star-Studded Line-Up for 2018

10.24.17

Festival to showcase Kenny G, Nnenna Freelon, top local jazz groups, educators and students.

CHARLESTON, SC October 24, 2017 – The highly anticipated Charleston Jazz Festival is back for its fourth year in the Holy City with a star-studded line-up. The festival has expanded to a four-day event with over 100 locally, regionally, and nationally recognized jazz musicians in the lineup. The festival will take place January 18 – 21, 2018, with events at multiple locations throughout downtown Charleston, including the Gaillard Center, Charleston Music Hall, Renaissance Hotel, Sottile Theater, and Barsa Tapas Lounge and Bar.

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The 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Headliners – Kenny G and Nnenna Freelon

08.30.17

JANUARY 18 – 21, 2018 / GAILLARD CENTER AND CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – AUGUST 30, 2017 – The fourth annual Charleston Jazz Festival announces its headliner artists for 2018. Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Kenny G, will perform at the Gaillard Center on January 20, 2018. Six-time Grammy Award nominee and vocalist Nnenna Freelon will join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to perform ONE STANDARD TIME: The Great American Songbook at the Charleston Music Hall on January 18, 2018.READ MORE

Charleston Jazz Orchestra Launches their 8th Season, ‘When Swing Was King,’ Featuring a Guest Performance by Mayour John Tecklenburg

02.05.16

CHARLESTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES THEIR 8TH SEASON, WHEN SWING WAS KING, FEATURING A GUEST PERFORMANCE BY MAYOR JOHN TECKLENBURG

 CHARLESTON, SC February 05, 2016 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) presents, When Swing Was King, the first concert of their 8th annual season. The CJO will perform a variety of tunes from the 1930s and 1940s birth of swing era on February 20, 2016 at The Charleston Music Hall located at 37John Street, Charleston, SC 29403.   There will be two opportunities to catch the show, as there will be 5pm and 8pm performances. The set list includes songs such as the “Chattanooga Choo Choo,”  “Minnie the Moocher,” and two pieces by Fud Livingston, “I’m Thru With Love” and “I Found A New Baby.”  In addition to a song roster that takes jazz lovers through the Big Band era, Charleston’s newly elected Mayor John Tecklenburg will be a special guest artist performing two pieces by Fud Livingston.

Mayor John Tecklenburg has been performing and participating in the Charleston music scene for years and comes from a family deeply rooted and devoted to live music.  Mayor Tecklenburg’s great uncle was Fud Livingston. Fud Livingston co-wrote and arranged the original “ I’m Thru With Love.”  On February 20, guests will have a chance to hear the Mayor sing and perform a version of “I’m Thru With Love,” which was arranged by music director, Charlton Singleton “I always delight in the opportunity to perform with the enormously talented members of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. It is especially personal and moving for me, as I will perform “I’m Thru With Love,” which was co-written by my great-uncle, Fud Livingston. I look forward to honoring him during the performance,” stated Mayor Tecklenburg.

For tickets and more information visit, http://jazzartistsofcharleston.org.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Charleston Music Hall Box Office.  To learn more and keep up with all things jazz, be sure to follow the Charleston Jazz Orchestra on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/charlestonjazz .

About The CJO: The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is produced and presented by Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC), a South Carolina-based nonprofit organization incorporated to foster a professional environment for jazz musicians, artists, students and enthusiasts in the Charleston area. Its mission is 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.

For more information visit http://www.charlestonjazz.com. To schedule an interview or media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, please contact Achester-jones@regancomm.com.