Charleston Jazz Upcoming Events

Eye of the Beholder: The Music of Chick Corea

August 20, 2022 
Two sets: 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Charleston Music Hall
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As a pianist of incomparable skill, Chick Corea broadened the scope of jazz during a career spanning more than five decades. With limitless range, Corea was an inventive composer-bandleader who never shied away from new ideas, exploring sounds ranging from fusion to classical. According to Corea, “Great art is made when the artist is free to try whatever techniques he wants, and combine things any way he wants.” On August 20, 2022, several prominent Charleston jazz pianists will have the freedom to create their own arrangements and perform them with your Charleston Jazz Orchestra, celebrating and honoring the music of Chick Corea.

Featured Pianists:
Gerald Gregory  |  Abdiel Iriarte  |  Demetrius Doctor  |  Arshak Sirunyan

Art of Jazz Series: Jamie Slater Trio

August 24, 2022
6:00 – 7:00 pm
The Gibbes Museum
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The Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz are teaming up to bring you original compositions inspired by works on view. Enjoy performances by some of Charleston’s most talented musicians.  Sponsored by Monster Music & Movies.

Jazz guitarist, composer, and educator Jamie Slater has been a fixture in the Charleston jazz scene for over 20 years. He holds a degree in Music Theory and Composition, with a concentration in Jazz Guitar Performance from the College of Charleston. Jamie studied classical guitar under Grammy Award nominee Marc Regnier and Jazz guitar under educator and author Jim Bastien. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Jamie wrote, recorded and self-produced his latest album ‘Augmented Reality’ that can be downloaded on the Bandcamp streaming service.

Jamie Slater – Guitar
John Kennedy – Bass
Josh Hoover – Drums

Cuban Carnival

September 17, 2022
Two sets: 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Charleston Music Hall
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What do you get when you place a loose collective of mostly retired musicians spanning several generations in a run-down Egrem recording studio in Havana in 1996? A unique musical experience, an exciting mixture of Cuban musical tradition, and an experience known around the world as the Buena Vista Social Club. On September 17, 2022, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra and the Buena Vista Legacy Band will honor the collaborative spirit of the original Buena Vista Social Club with CUBAN CARNIVAL, creating a once in a lifetime experience at the Charleston Music Hall.

-Submitted by Charleston Jazz

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