LET’S GROOVE: THE MUSIC OF EARTH, WIND, and FIRE

CMH, Charleston Magazine, & Charlton Singleton Presents:

LET’S GROOVE: THE MUSIC OF EARTH, WIND, and FIRE

Quiana Parler, Charlton Singleton, & Friends

Fri · June 1, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 - Individual | $17 - Student (Box Office Only)

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LET’S GROOVE: THE MUSIC OF EARTH, WIND, and FIRE
LET’S GROOVE: THE MUSIC OF EARTH, WIND, and FIRE
They have covered Prince, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. Now Charlton Singleton brings his Tribute Band back to the Charleston Music Hall to present the music of everyone's favorite band, Earth, Wind, and Fire! With internationally known hits like September, Let's Groove, Reasons, and Shining Star to name a few... EWF has been a mainstay in the charts and lives of music lovers around the world. Over the past two years Charlton Singleton, along with Quiana Parler, have led extraordinary SOLD OUT performances in tribute to mega-superstars of popular music. LET'S GROOVE: The Music of Earth, Wind, and Fire will be no different!
Quiana Parler
Quiana Parler
As lead vocalist for internationally- and critically-acclaimed roots music group, Ranky Tanky, Parler spent weeks at #1 on several Billboard Jazz charts. The group's eponymous debut album has drawn praise and acclaim from some of the nation's most discerning and respected music critics. Through Ranky Tanky's sold out shows, Quiana is using her artistry to bring the cultural and musical heritage of the SC Lowcountry to some of the most prestigious stages in the US and Europe, like Norway's Moldejazz and New York City's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Charlton Singleton
Charlton Singleton
Charlton Singleton was born on January 7, 1971, the youngest of the three children of the Rev. Charles and Jeanette Singleton, both in education, of Awendaw, South Carolina. He is a true child of the Lowcountry in that he grew up in a close-knit village and was heavily influenced by the forces he was exposed to in his community’s church, Greater Zion AME Church where his late grandfather, Edward Singleton, also known to everyone there as Big Daddy, was a stalwart member and spiritual leader.

Charlton attended Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary, Laing Middle and Wando High schools. He went on to attend the Berklee College of Music and South Carolina State College from which he graduated in 1994 with a degree in music performance.

His life has always been awash in music. It was always present in his home growing up. His grandfather sat him on his knee and sang to him, just like he did his other 54 grandchildren. Once again, Charlton is the youngest.

“It was the ‘Jump, Baby Jump Song’,” he told writer Jack McCray. “Ask anyone of my relatives that are close to my age or older if they remember that, and they WILL start singing it.”

By the time he was in middle school, he was a multi-instrumentalist. He had mastered the piano, violin, and cello and trumpet, his primary instrument today.

Charlton has emerged in the last several years as the face of jazz performance in the Lowcountry. After long stints in various small ensembles playing many styles of popular music, he became conductor and artistic director of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, a 20-piece aggregation at the vanguard of jazz in South Carolina today that arose from the prototypical Charlton Singleton Orchestra in March of 2008.

He enjoys tremendous stature and fame as a result. His likeness is emblazoned on promotional materials everywhere all the time and he is among the most widely covered performers by media outlets. His high energy, music-in-motion image graced the cover of Charleston Magazine’s November issue, its first-ever edition devoted to music.

Thousands have seen him perform in churches, concert halls, clubs, on recordings and in films where he delights them with a magical, versatile artistry that dazzles like a diamond in the sun.

He is also a prominent educator, providing private lessons and having taught in local school districts where his reputation is legendary.

Charlton’s presence, on and off the stage, is luminescent. It shines brightly everywhere, all the time.

He lives in North Charleston with his wife, Mary Jo, and two children Shalamar Boyd and D’Marcus Boyd.

He is a board member of Jazz Artists of Charleston where he serves as vice president. No other individual has done more in the Lowcountry recently than Charlton to further the history and legacy of jazz music in South Carolina.

His work, the light of his life, burnishes the lives of all who encounter him and it appears to be poised to go on forever.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/