For the remaining 2020 Charleston Jazz Orchestra Season 12 performances, Charleston Jazz, REV Federal Credit Union and Firefly Distillery are excited to partner together to present the CJO LIVE AT FIREFLY SERIES. Located near Park Circle in North Charleston, Firefly Distillery features beautiful large grounds with plenty of space for our audience to enjoy the performance in a safe environment. For the safety of our CJO musicians, these performances will be performed by half the musicians in the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Food truck snacks, Firefly cocktails and other beverages will be available for sale. A limited number of tickets are available for the live performances. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.charlestonjazz.com or by calling the box office at 843.641.0011. Doors open at 5pm. Show begins at 6pm.
MI ALMA LATINA with Nestor Torres
NOVEMBER 20, 2020 | 6PM
Back by popular demand and as proclaimed by Jelly Roll Morton’s maxim “You’ve got to have that Spanish tinge,” Latin Night returns to Season 12! Latin Grammy award winning jazz flautist Nestor Torres will join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra for an evening comprised of the lively rhythms and spicy spirit of Latin America. With his Caribbean heritage and Classical training, Nestor Torres provides a unique rhythmic and melodic approach to Jazz, one that explores diverse national traditions and bridges musical borders, embodying the essence of MI ALMA LATINA: My Latin Soul!
Master Percussionist Gino Castillo will be joining the CJO and Nestor Torres for this performance.
We are excited to finally get to perform with Nestor Torres! His tunes are built from traditional Latin American styles, with a funky, soulful layer added, and of course with his virtuosic flute playing on top of everything. Also joining us is local favorite Gino Castillo on percussion, and it’s going to be a great time!
-Robert Lewis, Music Director
ADDITIONAL CJO LIVE A FIREFLY SERIES PERFORMANCES:
– HOLIDAY SWING A Charleston Jazz Tradition | December 4, 2020
About the Charleston Jazz Orchestra
Under the direction of Robert Lewis, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra has been performing for audiences in the Lowcountry for over 11 years. The CJO is comprised of 18 accomplished jazz musicians and is an entertaining and educational example of the rich history of jazz in Charleston. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra offers a six concert subscription series known for its unique, enthusiastically received performances that contribute mightily to the ever-evolving Lowcountry arts scene.
About Charleston Jazz
Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow a local and global community for jazz through performance, education and outreach while celebrating and preserving Charleston’s rich history in jazz. Established in 2008 as Jazz Artists of Charleston, the organization has earned a reputation for presenting, producing, and advocating for all things jazz and the artists who bring this music to life in dynamic ways. The organization manages the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy.