Laurel Posey

Quarantunes – Instinto Norteño (Virtual)

McKissick welcomes the talents of Instinto Norteño as part of the Quarantunes digital musical performance series. Led by brothers Jaime and Adrian Real, Instinto Norteño have quickly established themselves across the Palmetto State, performing a genre of music called norteño, based in the Northern region of Mexico with roots in Texas and Mexico. McKissick partners with the Koger Center for the Arts to livestream the performance February 26th at 7pm. This event will be livestreamed on both the Koger Center and McKissick Museum Facebook pages.

Laurel Posey

Off the Wall and Onto The Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green

CCB embraces Gullah culture with William Starrett’s original repertoire, "Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green." The ballet, conceived and choreographed by Starrett, was created in 2005 as a tribute to the world-renowned award-winning artist Jonathan Green, known for his vibrantly colorful art depicting Gullah life in South Carolina’s Lowcountry coast. When describing the inspiration for his art, Green says, “While the southern soul is often portrayed as angst or peace, the southern spirit is filled with creative healing energy, always evolving and growing in its creativity and adaptability. While there are pains in life and survival, I view the South today as appropriating the best of its cross-cultural heritage constructing a new sense of place and an enhanced sense of purpose.”

Laurel Posey

Virtual Performance: Holiday Swing – A Charleston Jazz Tradition

Maestro Robert Lewis and your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of winter classics and holiday favorites. Add some jazz to your holiday cheer with this Charleston Jazz tradition, at Charleston Music Hall and online. The virtual performance will be available on demand beginning December 18, 2021.

Laurel Posey

Live at the CMH: Holiday Swing – A Charleston Jazz Tradition

Maestro Robert Lewis and your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of winter classics and holiday favorites. Add some jazz to your holiday cheer with this Charleston Jazz tradition, at Charleston Music Hall and online. Live at Charleston Music Hall, December 4. Two sets: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $10-$62; senior (65+), military, and student rates available. Your Live at the CMH ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance. This performance has been made possible in part by REV Federal Credit Union.

Laurel Posey

Virtual Performance: Groovin’ High – A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Jon Faddis

With a relationship that spanned 30 years – from idol to mentor to friend – few living musicians have such a deep connection to jazz legend and pioneer of Bebop Dizzy Gillespie than Jon Faddis. When Faddis blasted onto the jazz scene, audiences were amazed at the young musician’s range, techniques and ability to successfully mirror the complex style of Dizzy Gillespie. Faddis soon developed his own trademark style and is now known as one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time. Even Dizzy described Faddis as “He’s the best ever – including me!” Living legend Jon Faddis will join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute and celebrate the musicianship and life of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie with "Groovin’ High!" at Charleston Music Hall and online. The virtual performance will be available November 6, 2021.

Laurel Posey

Live at the CMH: Groovin’ High – A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Jon Faddis

With a relationship that spanned 30 years – from idol to mentor to friend – few living musicians have such a deep connection to jazz legend and pioneer of Bebop Dizzy Gillespie than Jon Faddis. When Faddis blasted onto the jazz scene, audiences were amazed at the young musician’s range, techniques and ability to successfully mirror the complex style of Dizzy Gillespie. Faddis soon developed his own trademark style and is now known as one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time. Even Dizzy described Faddis as “He’s the best ever – including me!” Living legend Jon Faddis will join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute and celebrate the musicianship and life of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie with "Groovin’ High!" at Charleston Music Hall and online. Live at Charleston Music Hall, October 23, 2021. Two sets: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $10-$62; senior (65+), military, and student rates available. Your Live at the CMH ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance.

Laurel Posey

Virtual Performance: Jazz on Broadway – Starring Manny Houston

Get your tickets and take your seats as the curtain opens on your Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s "Jazz on Broadway – Starring Manny Houston." The neon lights will be shining bright as Manny Houston returns from NYC to perform with your CJO, bringing the best of Broadway to the Charleston Music Hall stage. Tonight will be "Some Enchanted Evening" as "Anything Goes" with "All That Jazz!" There will be magic in the air as we give our regards to Broadway. Performances at Charleston Music Hall and online. The virtual performance will be available on demand beginning October 2, 2021.

Laurel Posey

Live at the CMH: Jazz on Broadway – Starring Manny Houston

Get your tickets and take your seats as the curtain opens on your Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s "Jazz on Broadway – Starring Manny Houston." The neon lights will be shining bright as Manny Houston returns from NYC to perform with your CJO, bringing the best of Broadway to the Charleston Music Hall stage. Tonight will be "Some Enchanted Evening" as "Anything Goes" with "All That Jazz!" There will be magic in the air as we give our regards to Broadway. Performances at Charleston Music Hall and online. Live at Charleston Music Hall, September 18, 2021. Two sets: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $10-$62; senior (65+), military, and student rates available. Your Live at the CMH ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance.

Laurel Posey

Live at Firefly: Symphonic Swing – Jazz Meets the Classics

Although Jazz and Classical music are different in many ways, the border between the two genres is a fluid one. America’s Classical music (Jazz) lives and breathes spontaneity while being contained within the technical mastery of a composition. With "Symphonic Swing - Jazz Meets the Classics," your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will bring the world of improvisation and swing to notable Classical compositions, bridging the gap, bending the genres, and introducing the styles of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Billie Holiday to Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven to name a few. Performances in Charleston, North Charleston, and online. Live at Firefly Distillery in North Charleston May, 21. Doors open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets: $25 (Seniors & Military) | $30 (Adult) | $10 (Student; available by calling the box office). Your Live at Firefly ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance.

Laurel Posey

Live at the CMH: Symphonic Swing – Jazz Meets the Classics

Although Jazz and Classical music are different in many ways, the border between the two genres is a fluid one. America’s Classical music (Jazz) lives and breathes spontaneity while being contained within the technical mastery of a composition. With "Symphonic Swing - Jazz Meets the Classics," your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will bring the world of improvisation and swing to notable Classical compositions, bridging the gap, bending the genres, and introducing the styles of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Billie Holiday to Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven to name a few. Performances in Charleston, North Charleston, and online. Live at Charleston Music Hall, May 22. Two sets: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $10-$62; senior (65+), military, and student rates available. Your Live at the CMH ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance.