Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents: “Jazz Samba: A Portrait Of Stan Getz”

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) led by Music Director, Charlton Singleton, proudly presents its March concert entitled “Jazz Samba: A Portrait of Stan Getz” to be held Saturday, March 24th at the Charleston Music Hall at 37 John Street. Show times begin at 5 pm and 8 pm.

A winner of five Grammy Awards, Stan Getz was one of the most celebrated saxophonists of all time. Coming into prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman’s Big Band, he excelled at be-bop, cool jazz, and early fusion and his influence continues to be seen and heard throughout the jazz community worldwide.

“Stan Getz is always in the conversation of ‘greatest saxophonists,’ said Charlton Singleton, Music Director and Band Leader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. “His mastery of Swing and Latin styles of Jazz is second to none. We’re ecstatic to showcase our CJO saxophonists’ mastery of these styles and their homage to one of the all time jazz greats.”

The five saxophonists of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra include Robert Lewis, Mark Sterbank, Jon Phillips, Jack Pettit and Jonathan Kammer. “Stan Getz is an extraordinary creator of melodies,” said Robert Lewis, Artistic Director at Charleston Jazz and lead saxophonist with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. “We’re looking forward to showcasing all aspects of Stan Getz’s career, ranging from his days with Woody Herman’s big band, to the bebop era, to his work in popularizing bossa nova in America, to the innovative fusion phase with Chick Corea.”

Songs to be featured include the dreamy, nostalgic tune that made Getz a household name, Girl from Ipanema, as well as Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars, Four Brothers and Early Autumn to name a few.
Tickets are on sale now through the Charleston Jazz website at www.charlestonjazz.com. Or call the box office at 843-641-0011.  Ticket prices range from $25 to $60 for adults and $10 for students and children.

This concert is the 2nd in a 6-concert series for 2018.  Other upcoming Season 10 concerts include:

  • All You Need is Love:  CJO Plays the Beatles, April 28
  • Blessings: An Evening with René Marie, September 15
  • The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones, October 13
  • Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition, December 1

About the Charleston Jazz Orchestra:

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) is an 18-person big band led by Music Director, Charlton Singleton. The band is comprised of the crème de la crème of South Carolina jazz musicians and is an entertaining, educational and stellar example of the rich history and legacy of jazz in Charleston.  The CJO is in its 10th year offering a 6-concert subscription series and is known for its unique, enthusiastically received performances that contribute mightily to the ever-evolving Lowcountry arts scene.

About Charleston Jazz:

Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education including the recognition and preservation of the history of jazz in the Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. Established in 2008 as Jazz Artists of Charleston, the organization has earned a reputation for presenting, producing, and advocating for all things jazz and the artists who bring this music to life in dynamic ways. The organization manages the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy.

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