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Charleston Jazz Orchestra Announces Season 13 Programming

Victoria Wasylak • News • November 2, 2020

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The Charleston Jazz Orchestra has announced its season 13 offerings, all scheduled for 2021. The season will begin in March, “in hopes we will be back at the Charleston Music Hall,” according to a statement from the CJO. However, all performances will be recorded for virtual viewing. Reserve tickets and season subscriptions here.

“I’m extremely excited for the shows we have lined up for 2021!” shares music director Robert Lewis. “We start off with ‘Big Band Legacy,’ where we will track how the sound of the big band has changed over the history of the music. We follow that with ‘World of Jazz,’ exploring versions of jazz from outside the United States. We’ll bring back a favorite theme from the early days, ‘Symphonic Swing,’ in which we take well-known classical pieces and turn them into swingin’ jazz tunes. Manny Houston will return to sing with the band for Jazz on Broadway, and trumpet legend Jon Faddis will be our guest artist on a Dizzy Gillespie tribute, ‘Groovin’ High!’ Of course, no CJO season would be complete without ‘Holiday Swing.’ We all continue to be blown away by the incredible support by the Charleston community, it is really a privilege to be a part of this amazing arts scene.”

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