Jazz Artists of Charleston announces 6th annual JAC Jazz Series

CHARLESTON, SC – March 12, 2013 – Jazz Artists of Charleston is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 6th Annual JAC Jazz Series, May 23 – June 7, 2013! Coinciding with the Spoleto Festival season, JAC will showcase Charleston’s premiere jazz musicians, along with regionally, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. In its sixth year, the series will call Upstairs at 493 King Street home for its second year in a row. The venue is also known also as Father Figaro Hall, located at 493 King Street, Suite 200, Downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Tickets are on sale now.

There will be two sets, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Each set is approximately 75 minutes in duration and doors open 30 minutes prior to each set. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the show. Seating is first come, first serve. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day-of show. Reserved seating available with ticket contribution packages. All major credit cards, cash, and checks will be accepted. Purchase tickets online at www.CharlestonJazz.com, by phone at 843.641.0011, or in-person at Charleston Jazz House, 185 Saint Philip Street.

Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education, including the recognition 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 the 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.  

6th Annual JAC Jazz Series Schedule

Thursday, May 23OPENING NIGHT

Kevin Hackler 

‘Round About Midnight


Friday, May 24

New South Jazzmen 

Dixieland: A Southern Tradition


Saturday, May 25

Lee Barbour 



Sunday, May 26

Leah Suárez & Duda Lucena 

Mas Que Nada


Wednesday, May 29

Super Deluxe 

Electric Herbie


Thursday, May 30

Cameron Handel

The Happy Horns of Clark Terry


Saturday, June 01

Jamie Slater Trio feat. John Cobb

Jazz Moods


Sunday, June 02

Charlton Singleton Quintet

Contemporary Flow


Tuesday, June 04

Robert Lewis & Mark Sterbank

Tenor Madness


Wednesday, June 05

Charleston Latin Jazz Collective



Thursday, June 06

Vintage Voices 

Over the Rainbow: A Tribute to Judy Garland


Friday, June 07

Michael Bellar & the AS/IS Ensemble 

An Evening with Michael Bellar & the AS-IS Ensemble