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Big Band Legacy: Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston

Developing in tandem with the growing dance craze, the Jazz Orchestra (aka Big Band) took shape during the 1920s with early innovators such as Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson, who merged jazz’s rhythmic and instrumental characteristics with the scale and structures of an orchestra. Big Bands then ushered in the swing era in the early […]

World of Jazz: A Global Experience

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston

Influenced by West African culture and European classical music, an adventurous new style of music emerged in America at the dawn of the 20th century. Jazz quickly found its way beyond the borders of New Orleans, emanating its sound and message around the world. Join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra for WORLD OF JAZZ A Global […]

Symphonic Swing: Jazz Meets the Classics

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston

Although Jazz and Classical music are different in many ways, the border between the two genres is a fluid one. America’s Classical music (Jazz) lives and breathes spontaneity while being contained within the technical mastery of a composition. With SYMPHONIC SWING Jazz Meets the Classics, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will bring the world of improvisation […]

Jazz on Broadway: Starring Manny Houston

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston

Note: There are two performances: 5pm and 8pm. Get your tickets and take your seats as the curtain opens onto your Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s JAZZ ON BROADWAY Starring Manny Houston. The neon lights will be shining bright as Manny Houston returns from NYC to perform with your CJO, bringing the best of Broadway to the […]

Groovin’ High: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Jon Faddis

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston

Note: There are two performances: 5pm and 8pm. With a relationship that spanned 30 years – from idol to mentor to friend, few living musicians have such a deep connection to jazz legend and pioneer of Bebop, Dizzy Gillespie than Jon Faddis. When Faddis blasted onto the jazz scene, audiences were amazed at the young […]

Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition

Charleston Music Hall 37 John St, Charleston

Note: There are two performances: 5pm and 8pm. Maestro Robert Lewis and your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of winter classics and holiday favorites. Add some jazz to your holiday cheer with this Charleston Jazz tradition!

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