poster by Marcus Amaker
JAZZ ARTISTS OF CHARLESTON ANNOUNCES 2nd ANNUAL JAC WEEK DURING JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH
April 8 – 12, 2013
CHARLESTON, SC - March 29, 2013 - Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC) announces programming for its 2nd Annual JAC Week, April 8 – 12, 2013, presenting five days of diverse programming and debut concerts to celebrate the work of JAC and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, while raising awareness and funds to keep Charleston’s jazz culture and legacy alive and thriving. Detailed programming and venue information listed below and available at www.charlestonjazz.com. All major credit cards, cash, and checks accepted. Ticket prices vary. Tickets available online at www.charlestonjazz.com, by phone at 843.641.0011, or in-person at Charleston Jazz House, 185 Saint Philip Street, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
On April 9, Jazz Artists of Charleston will celebrate its fourth annual Jazz Artists of Charleston Day as declared by Mayor Joseph P. Riley. Jr. in 2010. This momentous acknowledgement is celebrated around the country as National Jazz Day and is perfectly aligned with recognizing jazz in America during the month of April, Jazz Appreciation Month. To celebrate these occasions, JAC will extend the holiday from one single day event into a weeklong celebration of the rich and vibrant jazz culture in Charleston.
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.
2013 JAC WEEK SCHEDULE & PROGRAMMING
MONDAY, APRIL 08
People Time RevisitedThe Music of Stan Getz & Kenny Barron
Local saxophonist, Simon Harding, and pianist, Jordan Gravel, team up to bring back to life a classic album of jazz duets: Stan Getz and Kenny Barron's People Time. The album is the final recording made by legendary saxophonist Stan Getz, and includes duet arrangements of 14 jazz standards. In honor of the dynamic power of this original pairing, Harding and Gravel revisit the music of People Time in an intimate, “pay-what-you-will” performance at Jazz Artists of Charleston headquarters, Charleston Jazz House, 185 Saint Philip Street. Two sets, with limited seating available. Call 843.641.0011 for reservations.
Simon Harding saxophone
Jordan Gravel piano
VENUECHARLESTON JAZZ HOUSE
185 Saint Philip St., Downtown Charleston
Set 1 6 p.m.
Set 2 8 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each set
call 843.641.0011 to make a reservation
'pay what you will' cash donation at the door
limited seating available
TUESDAY, APRIL 09
Charleston Jazz Orchestra Chamber Ensemble presents
Duke Ellington's Far East Suite
In celebration of the first anniversary of the CJO Chamber Ensemble and of Jazz Artists of Charleston Day, as declared by Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. in 2010, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra Chamber Ensemble returns to JAC Week to present Duke Ellington's Far East Suite at The Mezz, above Sermet's Downtown, 276 King Street. The influential, nine-movement, 1966 jazz recording was written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and was inspired by the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra's world tour, especially in South-East Asia and Japan. The CJO Chamber Ensemble presents the entire work in arrangements for septet, originally performed by members of CJO in 2011 in collaboration with Charleston Ballet Theatre for the "Ellington Experience." This year, the CJO Chamber Ensemble plays the piece with all of the power and excitement intact from both that performance as well as from A Suite Holiday, when the full CJO performed it in 2009. Duke Ellington's Far East Suite is a reflection of America's profound influence on the music of the rest of the world. The CJO Chamber Ensemble plays the work with Charleston's own place in that rich musical narrative in mind.
JAC WEEK – 09 APRIL 2013 – continued
Charlton Singleton trumpet
Mark Sterbank tenor sax / clarinet
John Cobb bari sax
Jay Jehl trombone
Richard White, Jr. piano
Kevin Hamilton bass
Quentin Baxter drums
276 King Street
Set 1 7 p.m.
Set 2 9:30 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each set
$30 admission per set
3 for $30 menu with suggestive wine pairings available for purchase
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
FACES FOR RADIO presents FOOD GROOVES
Original music inspired by local Charleston food trends
In a completely original performance, local jazz groove band Faces for Radio performs new music inspired by local Charleston food trends. With original tunes like Food Truck Wars, Coconut Water, Put an Egg On It, and more, Food Grooves is sure to be unlike any other event. Located at downtown food hub, GrowFood Carolina, 990 Morrison Drive, this concert will be attended by local food trucks, so come early to grab some grub and excite both your taste buds and your eardrums. Faces for Radio is Tyler Ross on guitar, Gerald Gregory on keyboards, Ben Wells on Bass, and Stuart White on drums. The quartet collaboration of creatives is known for innovation, improvisation, and interesting inspirations and their exciting live shows have been garnering a healthy following. Do not miss this unique opportunity to pair delicious local eats and brews with brand-new music, all inside a giant food warehouse!
Tyler Ross guitar
Gerald Gregory keys
Ben Wells bass
Stuart White drums
990 Morrision Dr.
8 p.m. / Doors 7 p.m
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
SEE JAZZ JAC(K) Talk & Jazz Movie Night
The 4th Annual SEE JAZZ event will be held in North Charleston, at the Olde Village Community Building. This year’s SEE JAZZ will feature the second edition of JAC’s JAC(K) Talk program, a jazz influenced movie and more! Movie and more info to be announced. “Pay-what-you-will” cash donation at the door. Bring a pillow and get comfortable!
VENUENORTH CHARLESTON OLDE VILLAGE COMMUNITY BUILDING
4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC
8 p.m. / Doors 7 p.m.