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 the Charleston Jazz Orchestra:
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Lewis, has been performing for audiences in the Lowcountry for over 10 years. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is comprised of 18 accomplished jazz musicians and is an entertaining and educational example of the rich history of jazz in Charleston. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra offers a six concert subscription series known for its unique, enthusiastically received performances that contribute mightily to the ever-evolving Lowcountry arts scene.
About the Charleston Jazz Festival:
The Charleston Jazz Festival offers a world-class celebration of jazz by presenting timeless and creative productions that entertain audiences, stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Charleston. Each year, the festival line-up includes internationally acclaimed headliners, the best local jazz bands, and top youth artists performing a wide range of styles including Swing, Salsa, Blues, Brazilian, and the American Songbook.
This highly-anticipated four-day festival will take place January 23 – 26, 2020 and consist of a Local Band Night, two world-renowned headliner performances and a Family Jazz Day.
Festival Event Page: https://charlestonjazz.com/festival/
About the Charleston Jazz Academy:
The Charleston Jazz Academy brings together highly motivated students in a collaborative and challenging environment to expand their repertoire and nurture the skills of improvisation.
Inspired by the history and positive impact of the Jenkins Institute, the Charleston Jazz Academy was established in June 2017 to cultivate the next generation of jazz artists. With a variety of education and outreach programs (both at our physical location and in the community), we are excited to provide jazz music opportunities for students of all ages, all experience levels, and all backgrounds.
From private and group lessons to jazz band, masterclasses, and summer camps, the Charleston Jazz Academy is the destination in Charleston for jazz education. Come visit us at 3005 West Montague Avenue in North Charleston. For any questions, please call 843.745.5908.
Charleston Jazz Box Office: Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm | 843.641.0011
Charleston Jazz Academy: Open Monday-Thursday 1pm-8pm | 843.745.5908
37 John Street, Downtown, Charleston, South Carolina 29403, Charleston County15 February 2020Type: PerformanceThe Charleston Jazz Orchestra recreates a notable night in jazz history -- the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, or "the greatest performance of Ellington's career."
37 John Street, Downtown, Charleston, South Carolina 29403, Charleston County14 March 2020Type: PerformanceBack by popular demand, Latin Night returns to Season 12! Latin Grammy award winning jazz flautist Nestor Torres will join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra for an evening comprised of the lively rhythms and spicy spirit of Latin America.
37 John Street, Downtown, Charleston, South Carolina 29403, Charleston County18 April 2020Type: PerformanceFrom the small screen to the silver screen, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will revisit some of the most memorable musical moments in film and television.
37 John Street, Downtown, Charleston, South Carolina 29403, Charleston County12 September 2020Type: PerformanceLiving legend Jon Faddis will join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute and celebrate the musicianship and life of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie.
37 John Street, Downtown, Charleston, South Carolina 29403, Charleston County17 October 2020Type: PerformanceLowcountry Voices joins your Charleston Jazz Orchestra for an evening to honor centuries of oral traditions and celebrate the spiritual thread that binds generations.
37 John Street, Downtown, Charleston, South Carolina 29403, Charleston County5 December 2020Type: PerformanceThe Charleston Jazz Orchestra always looks forward to this holiday concert. Maestro Robert Lewis and our 18-piece big band will swing you into the holiday spirit with popular hits from Season 12, plus big band arrangements of holiday favorites.
Please login to view all listing details!