The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charleston's own resident big band, announces its upcoming Season 7. Performances will offer 2 sets per night, SET 1, 5PM and SET 2, 8PM. Each set is a separate, 90 minute ticketed event. No intermission. Season Subscriptions, Trio Passes and Adult, Senior and Student Individual Ticket Rates are available for each tiered section, $30-$45. All shows are performed at the band's House of Swing, the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Students qualify with a valid school i.d. Seniors must be 65+ years old. Children 18 and under - $10 with purchase of regular price ticket. Children 6 and under, FREE, with purchase of regular price ticket. Season Subscriptions save 10% OFF of Individual Ticket Prices and receive additonal benefits. Season Subscriptions, Trio Passes and Individual performacnce tickets available at www.charlestonjazz.com, by telephone 843.641.0011 and in person at the Charleston Jazz House, 93 Spring Street, Suite A, Monday through Friday, 10AM - 5PM. No refunds or exchanges.
Charleston Jazz Orchestra's Season 7 will offer something for all who love music. Armed with a roster stacked with some of the most talented musicians in South Carolina, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, let by Music Director and Conductor, Charlton Singleton, is set to awe and inspire with an iconic season of programming. The new season will open February 21, as CJO presents 1959 JAZZ AHEAD: The Year Jazz Changed, followed by MAIDEN VOYAGE: A Tribute to Herbie Hancockon March 21, LADY DAY: Billie Holiday's Centennial Celebration on April 25, LATIN NIGHT: MONK, NO CHASER: The Latin Side of Thelonious Monk on September 19, HELLO POPS! A Tribute to Louis Armstrong on October 24, and new to this year, an additional season eprformance in November, PEOPLE'S CHOICE Fan Favorites From Your Charleston Jazz Orchestra on November 21. CJO's annual Holiday Swing performance will be announced as a separate special event at a later date. Season 7 featured guest artists will be announced throughout the season. Programming and venue subject to change.
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is a twenty-piece big band made up of the finest musicians in the Charleston area. They all have extensive resumes and have played in a great variety of groups in Charleston and around the world. Charleston Jazz Orchestra is progressing in its seventh year of performances, and has established itself as Charleston's resident big band ensemble. The orchestra was debuted in March 2008 and, under the musical direction of bandleader Charlton Singleton, has been electrifying audiences ever since. CJO performs all forms of jazz, and its repertoire comprises of blues, swing, Afro-Cuban pop, progressive, Latin jazz standards, ballads, and sacred.
CJO is produced and presented by Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education, including the recofnition and preservation of the history of jazz, in the City of Charleston through performances, special events and educational outreach. The orchestra is an entertaining, educational and a stellar exemplar of the rich history and legacy of jazz in Charleston. Given Charleston's place in teh history of jazz, America's most original art form and its most significant cultural export over the last 100 years, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra represents the continuation of a musical tradition begun about a century and a half ago in coastal South Carolina.