Jazz at the Gaillard

The Charleston Gaillard Center is a hopping place with several jazz concerts scheduled in the next few months.

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade

Chick Corea brings together bass powerhouse Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade in a trio that earned 2 Grammy Awards for their first outing, 2014’s landmark 3-CD set Trilogy. “Both are master musicians and together we have an easy rapport,” Chick says of McBride and Blade. “There is a lot of give and take in our music. It’s always a lot of fun.” October 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm


Monty Alexander Trio + Jane Monheit + Freddy Cole + The Charleston Jazz Orchestra

The 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival proudly presents a star-studded evening! It begins with a performance by the Monty Alexander trio, followed by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra with vocalists Jane Monheit and Freddy Cole. January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Georgia on my Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, Featuring Take 6, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, and Clint Holmes

This show celebrates Ray Charles’s music with an all-star cast of award winning jazz performers. March 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation Band

The Modern Jazz Generation (MJG), founded in 2013 and anchored by Marcus Roberts and his trio (Jason Marsalis, drums; Rodney Jordan, bass), includes three generations of musicians. According to Roberts, the MJG is more than just a band—it’s a community of like-minded musicians who love working and playing together. April 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm

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