Charleston Jazz Announces Spring and Summer 2021 Events

Mike Lawson • News • April 1, 2021

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Charleston Jazz announced plans for the Charleston Jazz Academy, an upcoming worship team workshop and showcase, the Youth Jazz Orchestra All Stars, the Jazz Combo Summer Camp and the upcoming World of Jazz event.

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Find your sound at the Charleston Jazz Academy. The Charleston Jazz Academy brings together students of all backgrounds and ages in a collaborative, fun and challenging environment to expand their repertoire and nurture the skills of music and improvisation while emphasizing the importance of team work, creativity and self-expression.

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Join us for a three-day worship team workshop + showcase led by Demetrius Doctor, Andrew Kerr, and Robbie Madison from May 13-15, 2021

The Charleston Jazz Academy is pleased to offer a program designed to advance the skills of musicians of all denominations, thus improving the worship experience of the congregation. This workshop will feature some of the most experienced worship leaders in contemporary church music in the Charleston Area including Demetrius Doctor, Andre Kerr, and Robbie Madison. The workshop will focus on improving the rehearsal experience, expanding skills, learning new music, and providing ever better, inspiring spiritual support to the church and its people through high quality, meaningful music.

MAY 13-15, 2021

$250 Team Registration (up to 8 participants from your church)

$50 Indvidual Registration

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Please join the Charleston Gaillard Education and Community Program in partnership with Charleston Jazz Academy for an exciting one week opportunity with Grammy award-winning artist and local jazz legend, Charlton Singleton.

Spend a week immersed in jazz culture and jazz music with eight esteemed jazz educators. Improve your technique and challenge yourself with the incorporation of jazz music into your repertoire. On Friday, June 25 at 3pm, friends and family are invited to attend the final Big Band performance in the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall at the Charleston Gaillard Center. Plus, you will have access to our jazz education opportunities throughout the 21-22 season with master classes, open sound checks, and tickets to two of our evening performances. Camp will be held in the second floor Salons at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401.

JUNE 21-25, 2021

$325 Camp Registration

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Join us this summer for a one-week jazz combo camp July 12-16, 2021 led by Charleston Jazz Orchestra member Gavin Smith. For students grade 7 and up.

A 5-day workshop where students learn improvisational skills by playing in a jazz combo with similarly skilled peers. The workshop consists of 5 two-hour combo sessions, basic jazz theory classes and one evening concert. Additionally, each student receives one additional 45-minute private or small-group (sectional) instructional session focused on her/his instrument.

Musicians entering grades 7 +, who can read music, and who want to advance their playing and improvisational skills are welcome to register. The standard jazz combo consists of piano, bass, guitar, drums and one or two “horns” (sax, trumpet, trombone, etc.) but there are no restrictions on what instruments may participate. Workshop participants can play saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, flute, vibes, guitar, bass, piano, voice, and drums. One can improvise jazz on any instrument. We are always looking for pianists, bassists and drummers, since those instruments are always in demand in combos!

July 12-16, 2021


10% Discount for current Charleston Jazz Academy Students

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Charleston Jazz also noted that its World of Jazz events are coming up in mid-April.

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