The 7th Annual Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz takes place September 3-6, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina featuring world-class jazz in a world-class venue, The North Charleston Performing Arts Center!
2015 ARTIST LINE-UP
CHARLTON SINGLETON & The Smooth Jazz Orchestra, MARCUS MILLER, MATT MARSHAK, Sax & Violin feat MIKE PHILLIPS and KAREN BRIGGS, Saxpack 10th Anniversary Tour feat STEVE COLE, JEFF KASHIWA, and KIM WATERS, RICHARD ELLIOT, JOSÉ VALENTINO RUIZ, MARCUS ANDERSON & TAKEOVER feat. Members of PRINCE’S NPG HORNZ, EUGE GROOVE, JONATHAN BUTLER, TERENCE YOUNG, GERALD ALBRIGHT and more to come!
Experience Southern charm, warm hospitality, history, culinary delights, shopping, beaches, jazz cruises, Gullah tours and four hot nights of contemporary, groovin’ jazz!
Charleston’s jazz music legacy is little known. New Orleans owns the creation myth for jazz, but there is evidence that what happened in Charleston parallels, or perhaps, predates the New Orleans scene, especially if a musicological basis for tracing the history of jazz is used. If the history of jazz is approached as a look at the sociological development of enslaved Africans where European art was Africanized, not just blended with Africanisms, a consideration of Charleston is crucial.
The primary fundraiser for Closing the Gap in Health Care, a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose primary mission is decreasing health disparities and increasing health literacy, especially for African Americans and the underserved in our community, South Carolina, and the nation.
Proceeds from our Festival support the mission of Closing the Gap in Health Care and the Thaddeus John Bell, M.D. Endowment Fund. This scholarship fund was created conjointly with the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina to assist students who pursue a health science degree and graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina. This will facilitate an increase in the number of African American health providers in the state.
The Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz Festival and Closing the Gap in Health Care have made contributions, exceeding $250,000, to the Thaddeus John Bell, M.D. Endowment Fund.