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Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents:

Ellington at Newport

Featuring Special Guest Vocalist – Robbie Madison

DOORS: 7:00PM / SHOW: 8:00PM



Tickets can also be purchased at CharlestonJazz.com
Or by calling Charleston Jazz Box Office at 843-641-0011

Ellington at Newport

By the mid-1950s, Big Bands found themselves in a changed world as Bebop took center stage. Even the Duke Ellington Orchestra, who had creatively dominated the jazz scene from the late 1920s – 1940s, found itself struggling until the historic gig at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. With an electrifying performance, the crowd at Freedom Park was transformed and Ellington’s career was revitalized. Sixty-four years later, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will recreate that notable night in jazz history, one that festival producer George Wein proclaimed as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career” and one that “stood for everything jazz had been and could be.”

Robbie Madison

Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Robbie Madison was welcomed into a family of artists and musicians. While being surrounded by music at an early age, he fell in love with learning, performing and creatively expressing himself through music. He studied jazz and classical voice and trumpet at the Charleston School of the Arts. Over the years he has spent time as a featured performer in Argentina, Dominican Republic and other South American countries. His roots in gospel, jazz, and classical styles merge together bringing his audiences to a peaceful and reflective place.

Venue Information
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403