CJO Season 12 Reimagined
The COVID-19 pandemic poses fundamental challenges to live music and we have to (temporarily) reinvent what the CJO is and does while the concert halls are closed.
In an effort to keep our musicians safe but also playing, and to continue to bring new music to you, we will be continuing Season 12 by filming the CJO live, outdoors on the grounds of Firefly Distillery in North Charleston for the Jazz on the Screen performance, and premiering the recording virtually. For safety reasons, we are featuring half of the CJO musicians in this program.
Nothing replaces a live CJO performance, and we are all eager to get back to the Charleston Music Hall. But for now, take the best seat in your house to enjoy this specially created Jazz on the Screen performance on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30pm. All season subscribers and ticket holders will receive a private link and password to the performance on the morning of August 22. The performance will be available to enjoy for all ticket holders for the rest of the year.
As always, thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to navigate this challenging time. We are learning, listening, experimenting, improvising, and adapting to ensure Charleston Jazz and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra will be back on stage swinging as soon as possible. To help us secure our future, please donate if you are able HERE.
CJO Season 12 continues with Jazz on the Screen
Whether to capture our attention with instantly recognizable theme songs, transport us to different worlds, or guide us on an emotional journey, music plays an essential part of the storytelling process in both television and film. Through the use of recurring melodic themes or even just a two-note motif, music provokes a heightened emotional response, adding life to a story and becoming ingrained into our memories. From the small screen to the silver screen, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will revisit some of the most memorable musical moments in television and film.
Robert Lewis – Music Director and Alto Saxophone
Kevin Patton – Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Dalton – Trumpet
Ken Foberg – Trombone
Tyler Ross – Guitar
Gerald Gregory – Piano
Kevin Hamilton – Bass
Ron Wiltrout – Drums
Robbie Madison – Guest Vocalist
Don’t forget to join the conversation. During the premiere, Music Director Robert Lewis and members of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra will be on to discuss the performance and answer any questions!
This performance is made possible in part by REV Federal Credit Union and Firefly Distillery.
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403