Rare chance to hear Duke Ellington hits live!

March 3, 2022

Charleston Jazz is proud to present “The ‘Suite’ Sounds of Ellington,” at two popular Lowcountry venues this March.  The highly-acclaimed Charleston Jazz Orchestra will appear at the beautiful, outdoor Firefly Distillery stage on March 25th at 6:00 PM, and at the Charleston Music Hall on March 26th at 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM.

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is one of the most-celebrated American bandleaders of the Jazz Age. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is pleased to offer audiences the rare opportunity to hear the legend’s greatest works performed live.   An unparalleled musical experience, the orchestra is comprised of award-winning musicians, recording artists and sought-after performers who have not only toured with some of the biggest names in the industry, but also call the Lowcountry their home.

Duke Ellington composed and collaborated on over a thousand musical compositions and many of his works are considered ‘standards’ in the Great American Songbook.  The performance selections, “The Far East Suite” and ” The New Orleans Suite,” will captivate audiences of all ages with their technical intricacy and timeless melodies.  Don’t miss the opportunity to relive the electric musical moments that made an indelible mark on jazz history.

Special thanks to REV Federal Credit Union for helping to make this show possible!

Tickets: https://charlestonjazz.com/charleston-jazz-orchestra-season-14/


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.