Inaugural Charleston International Jazz Festival

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2015 CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

THURSDAY, 22 JANUARY 2015:

JAZZ @ NOON: DEMETRIUS DOCTOR

JAC(K) TALK:  

CRADLE OF JAZZ IN CHARLESTON

Dr. Karen Chandler, Charleston Jazz Initiative
Adam Parker, Post & Courier

SHOW: DEMETRIUS DOCTOR, solo show – piano

TIME: 12PM
VENUE: THE MEZZ
ADMISSION: $10, general admission

REEL TIME: CHARLESTON JAZZ

FEATURE FILM:

CHARLESTON JAZZ
In Loving Memory 1947 – 2011

TIME: 2PM
VENUE: CINEMA @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: FREE, general admission

THE DOWNBEAT: 2nd ANNUAL NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

TIME: 6:30PM
VENUE: MAIN STAGE @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: FREE :: INVITE ONLY

SC HIT PARADE feat. CJO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

TIME: 9PM
VENUE: MAIN STAGE @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: $25, general admission

CHARLESTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Charlton Singleton – trumpet, bandleader
Robert Lewis – alto saxophone
Mark Sterbank – tenor saxophone
John Cobb – baritone saxophone
Jay Jehl – trombone
Tyler Ross – guitar
Richard White, Jr. – piano
Jeremy Wolf – bass
Ron Wiltrout – drums
Leah Suárez – vocals

AFTER HOURS SET feat. THE GRADUAL LEAN

TIME: 11:30PM
VENUE: THE MEZZ
ADMISSION: $25, general admission

THE GRADUAL LEAN

Charlton Singleton – trumpet
Lee Barbour – guitar
Kevin Hamilton – bass
Quentin Baxter – drums

FRIDAY, 23 JANUARY 2015:

JAZZ @ NOON: MICHAEL BELLAR

ARTIST JAC(K) TALK:

Q&A WITH MICHAEL BELLAR

SHOW: MICHAEL BELLAR

TIME: 12PM
VENUE: THE MEZZ
ADMISSION: $10, general admission

REEL TIME: A NIGHT IN TUNISIA

FEATURE FILM:

A NIGHT IN TUNISIA: DIZZY GILLESPIE IN CUBA

TIME: 2PM
VENUE: CINEMA @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: FREE, general admission

GET HAPPY HOUR: SINGERS SHOWCASE

SHOW: SINGERS SHOWCASE feat. BOBBIE STORM, LEAH SUÁREZ & ANN CALDWELL

TIME: 4PM
VENUE: UPSTAIRS @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: $15, general admission

SINGERS SHOWCASE

Bobbie Storm – vocals
Leah Suárez – vocals
Ann Caldwell – vocals
Gerald Gregory – piano
Jeremy Wolf – bass

VIDA LATINA EARLY feat. GARAGE CUBAN BAND

TIME: 7:30PM
VENUE: MAIN STAGE @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: $15, general admission

GARAGE CUBAN BAND

Nathan Koci – Casio keyboard, vocals
Bill Carson – electric guitar, vocals
Jonathan Gray – acoustic bass, vocals
Jack Burg – percussion, vocals
Ron Wiltrout – percussion, vocals

VIDA LATINA LATE feat. CHARLESTON LATIN JAZZ COLLECTIVE  |  GINO CASTILLO QUARTET  [OPENING ACT]

TIME: 10PM
VENUE: MAIN STAGE @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: $25, general admission

GINO CASTILLO QUARTET

Gino Castillo – percussion, vocals, bandleader
Michael Quinn – tenor saxophone
Trey Cooper – piano
Jake Holwegner – bass

CHARLESTON LATIN JAZZ COLLECTIVE

David Heywood – flute, bandleader
Charlton Singleton – trumpet
John Cobb – baritone saxophone
Gerald Gregory – piano
Jake Holwegner – bass
Ron Wiltrout – drums, vocals
Gino Castillo – congas, vocals

SATURDAY, 24 JANUARY 2015:

JAZZ @ NOON: JENNA MCSWAIN

ARTIST JAC(K) TALK:

Q&A WITH JENNA MCSWAIN

SHOW: JENNA MCSWAIN

TIME: 12PM
VENUE: THE MEZZ
ADMISSION: $10, general admission

REEL TIME: MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN

FEATURE FILM:

MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN

TIME: 2PM
VENUE: CINEMA @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: FREE, general admission

GET HAPPY HOUR: LEWIS/GREGORY/WILTROUT

SHOW: LEWIS / GREGORY / WILTROUT

TIME: 4PM
VENUE: UPSTAIRS @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: $15, general admission

LEWIS/GREGORY/WILTROUT

Robert Lewis – saxophones
Gerald Gregory – piano
Ron Wiltrout – drums

FUNKY GOOD TIME EARLY: HOLY CITY HOMECOMIN’ feat. FRED WESLEY

TIME: 7:30PM
VENUE: MAIN STAGE @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: $40, general admission

FUNK ALL-STARS

Fred Wesley – trombone
Charlton Singleton – trumpet, ensemble music director
Mark Sterbank – tenor saxophone
Michael Bellar – piano, keyboard
Herman Burney, Jr. – bass
Ron Wiltrout – drums

FUNKY GOOD TIME LATE: FESTIVAL ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM

TIME: 10PM
VENUE: MAIN STAGE @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: $20, general admission

FUNK ALL-STARS

Fred Wesley – trombone
Charlton Singleton – trumpet
Mark Sterbank – tenor saxophone
Michael Bellar – piano, keyboard
Herman Burney, Jr. – bass
Ron Wiltrout – drums

FESTIVAL ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM

Robert Lewis – bandleader

SUNDAY, 25 JANUARY 2015:

JAZZ BRUNCH ON THE DOUBLE feat. MATUTO + KOPAJA

TIME: 11AM
VENUE: MAIN STAGE @ AMERICAN THEATER
ADMISSION: $40, general admission

KOPAJA                                                             

Nathan Koci – accordion, trumpet
Kevin Hamilton – bass
Ron Wiltrout – drums

MATUTO

Clay Ross – cavaquinho
Rob Curto – accordion
Michael Loren Lavalle – zabumba
Zé Mauricio – percussion
Aynsley Powell – percussion

FAMILY JAZZ JAMBOREE feat. MATUTO

SHOW: MATUTO  |  SCHOOL OF THE ARTS JAZZ ENSEMBLE [OPENING ACT]

TIME: 3PM
VENUE: CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL
ADMISSION: FREE, general admission

JAMBOREE SPONSORED BY BIBLIOBOARD

 

 SCHOOL OF THE ARTS JAZZ ENSEMBLE

 Basil Kerr, Director

Alto Sax
Matthew Boyle
Katy LeBarron
Keara Paquette

Tenor Sax
Xavier Wright
Zach Gilbert
Bari Sax
Matthew Masse

Trombone
Ryan Mercado
Jasmine Lockwood
Jonah Paquette
Michael Strange
Stephan Tenney
William Busher

Trumpet
Robert J Hample
Woods Broader
Luke Deavor
Ben Foster
Nicholas Huss

Piano
Noah Jones
Guitar
Joseph Roddey
Walker King

Bass
Cameron Leopold
Carem Landinguin

Drums
Mary Madden
Bryce Reed

MATUTO

Clay Ross – electric guitar, vocals
Rob Curto – accordion, vocals
Michael Loren Lavalle – bass, vocals
Zé Mauricio – percussion
Aynsley Powell – drums

 

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL NEWS

 

  • CHARLESTON CITY PAPER: JAC’s inaugural jazz festival builds foundation for the future READ MORE HERE…

 

  • SEE US ON LOWCOUNTRY LIVE! HERE…

 

  • JAZZ ARTISTS OF CHARLESTON ANNOUNCES FREE FAMILY JAZZ JAMBOREE featuring Matuto & SOA JAZZ. READ MORE HERE…

 

  • JAZZ ARTISTS OF CHARLESTON ANNOUNCES AMERICAN THEATER VENUE DETAILS FOR INAUGURAL CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL. READ MORE HERE…

 

  • JAZZ ARTISTS OF CHARLESTON ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING AT THE MEZZ FOR INAUGURAL CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL. READ MORE HERE…

 

  • JAZZ ARTISTS OF CHARLESTON UNVEILS INAUGURAL CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER. READ MORE HERE…

 

  •  PRESS: Taking note: Charleston International Jazz Festival new step in developing scene. READ MORE HERE…

 

  • JAZZ ARTISTS OF CHARLESTON ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING AND MAIN STAGE VENUE FOR INAUGURAL CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL. READ MORE HERE…

 

  • JAZZ ARTISTS OF CHARLESTON ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL. READ MORE HERE…

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The Festival would not be possible without the support of these generous sponsors. Please take a moment to visit their websites and learn more about them. They’ve all made an incredible commitment to Charleston’s rich jazz history and growing community.

Corbellus Capital

Presenting Sponsor


Biblioboard    Corie Hipp

Event Sponsors


Charleston Magazine

Media Sponsor


Kitchen 208                            

 

Hospitality Sponsors


The American Theater       The Mezz      Charleston Music Hall

Event Venues


Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau           Patrick Properties         Harbormark
Hope Sound         Fox Music        Baxter Music Enterprises
Technical Event Company         Jericho Advisors         Gil Shuler Graphic Design, Inc

 

Community Partners


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Charleston Jazz Festival, please take a moment to get in touch with us.  We would love to work with you to find a creative solution that is both effective and mutually beneficial!

 

Charleston International Jazz Festival is produced by Jazz Artists of Charleston.