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Manny Houston Joins The Charleston Jazz Orchestra for “Mess Around: A Tribute to Ray Charles”

04.03.19

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019  |  5PM AND 8PM  |  CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – APRIL 2, 2019 – South Carolina native and College of Charleston grad, Manny Houston, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) on April 20, 2019 to pay tribute to Ray Charles. Known as the ‘Genius of Soul,’ Ray pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s and 60s by combining blues, jazz and gospel styles.

The CJO welcomes vocalist Manny Houston to celebrate this American icon. Originally from Greenville, SC, Manny has starred in many stage and show productions, including his own highly acclaimed piano singer tribute at the Charleston Music Hall.

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Delfeayo Marsalis Joins The Charleston Jazz Orchestra for “New Orleans Meets Charleston”

03.22.19

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 / 5PM AND 8PM / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC MARCH 21, 2019 –  Famed trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) on March 30, 2019 to bring the sounds of New Orleans to the Holy City.

Delfeayo Marsalis and the CJO will play the music of the Bayou with an added dash of Lowcountry flavor. Born and raised in New Orleans, Delfeayo is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers of jazz. A member of America’s ‘First Family of Jazz’, Delfeayo received the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Award in 2011.

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This Saturday the Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents “Songs of Love” Featuring 2-Time Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Diane Schuur

02.19.19

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 / 5PM AND 8PM / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC – FEBRUARY 19, 2019 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) will kick
off Season 11 on February 23, 2019 by inviting a special guest vocalist Diane Schuur to sing
“SONGS OF LOVE: The Music of Cole Porter, Billie Holiday and more.”

This February 23 concert will also feature the debut performance of Robert Lewis as the new
Music Director and Band Leader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Mr. Lewis has performed
as the lead saxophonist with the CJO since the launch of the orchestra in 2008 and is currently
the Director of Jazz Studies at the College of Charleston. The CJO will also welcome three
new band members: Kevin Patton (saxophone), John Cobb (saxophone), and Matthew White
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The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Announces Its Season 11 Lineup of Concerts

09.25.18

Featuring Diane Schuur, Delfeayo Marsalis, Manny Houston, Ernie Watts and popular tributes to Billie Holiday, Cole Porter, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck and more!

CHARLESTON, SC – SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) announces its SEASON 11 concerts beginning February 23, 2019. “Season 11 features a line-up of exciting guest artists along with tributes to the most talented jazz artists of our time,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director at Charleston Jazz. Starting with the first concert of 2019, Robert Lewis, Director of Jazz Studies at the College of Charleston, will take the role of Music Director and Band Leader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.

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