The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents “Blessings: An Evening With René Marie”

09.06.18

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 / 5 AND 8PM / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – September 4, 2018 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) led by Music Director, Charlton Singleton, kicks off the second half of its Season 10 by welcoming Grammy nominated vocalist René Marie to the stage on September 15 at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street.

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The 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Headliners: Bobby McFerrin with Ranky Tanky

08.28.18

 JANUARY 26, 2019 / CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER

CHARLESTON, SC – AUGUST 28, 2018 – The 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival proudly presents an extraordinary collaboration showcasing the great musical explorer Bobby McFerrin with Charleston’s Ranky Tanky at the Charleston Gaillard Center on January 26, 2019.

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Charleston Jazz Announces New Director of Development

08.09.18

Tatjana Beylotte joins the organization from the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

CHARLESTON, SC – August 9, 2018, Charleston Jazz is proud to announce and welcome Tatjana Beylotte as the new Director of Development. Ms. Beylotte comes to Charleston Jazz with 18 years of experience in fundraising for arts organizations. Most recently, she managed the fundraising activities for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston as Deputy Director.

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After 10 Years, Charlton Singleton Steps Down as Music Director of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO)

07.20.18

CJO Saxophonist Robert Lewis is named new Music Director starting in 2019

CHARLESTON, SC – July 20, 2018 Charleston Jazz announces that Charlton Singleton will be stepping down from his role as Music Director and Band Leader of the CJO to pursue his blossoming career as a performer and music educator. Mr. Singleton will continue with the CJO until the end of Season 10 with a final performance at the Holiday Swing concert on December 1, 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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