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Charleston Jazz Announces Art of Jazz Series June 23, July 21 and Aug. 25

Charleston Jazz noted that its Art of Jazz Series, presented in partnership with the Gibbes Museum of Art and sponsored in part by Monster Music and Movies, will include three concerts this summer.

More details from Charleston Jazz (www.charlestonjazz.com):

The Art of Jazz Series is a three-concert series featuring original music created by Charleston’s talented jazz artists as inspired by works currently on view at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

The Art of Jazz Series is presented in partnership with the Gibbes Museum of Art. Art of Jazz is sponsored in part by Monster Music and Movies

Peter Kfoury Trio

ART OF JAZZ SERIES: Peter Kfoury Trio

Peter Kfoury is a Lebanese-American who grew up listening to Middle Eastern music. While in his teens he started playing the oud, the direct ancestry of the lute and the principal instrument in all countries and cultures of the Middle East. Over time, he has played not only the traditional Arabic music, but has used all American melting pot influences to develop a unique style that fuses Middle Eastern music with jazz, pop, and funk. He presents a varied program with beautiful songs, original material and classics in a melodic and percussive style. His latest album, ‘The Heart of Two Worlds’ is available on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes and CDBaby.com.

June 23, 2021 | 6:00PM

$30 Members | $40 Non-Members

*3% credit card fee will apply

Matthew White and the Super Villain Jazz Band

ART OF JAZZ SERIES: Matthew White and the Super Villain Jazz Band

Trumpeter, Composer and Educator, Dr. Matthew White, is currently Associate Professor of Music at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. He is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition. In addition to an active performing and teaching schedule, Matthew is involved in a number of music research topics, including the preservation and archiving of traditional Gullah spirituals. He manages the Wheelwright Recording Studio and is a full time member of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.

July 21, 2021 | 6:00PM

$30 Members | $40 Non-Members

*3% credit card fee will apply

Geoffrey Dean Trio

ART OF JAZZ SERIES: Geoffrey Dean Trio

Geoffrey Dean is a pianist, composer, and electronic music artist originating out of Washington D.C. He began playing classical piano at age 5 before fully pursuing jazz. Dean began jazz studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins, and then the Berklee College of Music. He traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee to study with his mentor and former Jazz Messenger Donald Brown while pursuing a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance. Dean received a Doctorate in Music from the University Of Illinois and now works as a performer as well as teacher in the Charleston, South Carolina region.

August 25, 2021 | 6:00PM

$30 Members | $40 Non-Members

*3% credit card fee will apply

 

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