Charleston Jazz Orchestra Season 12 has been reimagined in light of Covid-19 concerns and restrictions. Upcoming performances will occur in two different formats, one a new virtual performance, and the other a live, outdoor performance.
Virtual Premiere: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm
The virtual performance will be available for all ticket holders for the rest of the year. Click here for tickets.
Live at Firefly: Friday, October 23 at 6:00 pm (Doors open at 5:00 pm)
A limited number of tickets are available for Sounds of the Lowcountry Live at Firefly. Must have a previously purchased ticket for the Sounds of the Lowcountry performance originally scheduled for 10/17 at the Charleston Music Hall or click here to purchase a Live at Firefly ticket for entry. This ticket includes access to the virtual performance which is available for all ticket holders for the rest of the year.
America’s greatest art form may have been born in New Orleans, but the Lowcountry was quite arguably one of the early incubators of jazz. One of the greatest influences on jazz history in the Holy City was the Jenkins Orphanage Band, producing jazz greats such as William “Cat” Anderson, Jabbo Smith and Freddie Green. Based on the rhythms of the Gullah/Geechee Culture, that Lowcountry Swing can be found in some of our favorite tunes – Corner Pocket, Tuxedo Junction, A Night in Tunisia and Porgy & Bess. From Ragtime to Broadway and everything in between, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will explore the Sounds of the Lowcountry with music that is distinctly Charleston Jazz.
Featuring Special Guest Vocalist – Zandrina Dunning