Jazz Artists of Charleston to pay tribute to Jack McCray

Jazz Artists of Charleston has announced Oct. 7 as the date for a tribute to the late Jack McCray, who died in November 2011.

An excerpt from the announcement: “Jack McCray spent the last 30 years of his life building strong and relevant relationships with many people around the world. He had a love for family, history, research, writing, food, music, jazz, people, life and his beloved Charleston. Jack’s Charleston Jazz family has spent the last nine months continuing to execute and build upon many of the ideas, projects and programs that he had a significant hand in creating.  Join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend –  a true visionary, founding board member, colleague, and stranger to no one.”

Jack’s influence and involvement in Charleston are captured in two of the many tributes published in November, one in Charleston City Paper by Leah Suráez, executive director of Jazz Artists of Charleston,  and another compiled by online magazine Charlie.

Additional information about the Oct. 7 event will be posted on Jazz Artists of Charleston’s website as details are finalized.

Jack McCray

Photos: Reese Moore/Jazz Artists of Charleston

via Jazz Artists of Charleston