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Jazz Artists of Charleston is a non-profit organization that supports Charleston's vibrant and creative jazz culture and history with productions, educational programs, concerts, presentations and special outreach events.
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is Charleston's resident big band jazz ensemble accessible for entertainment and education year round. The 20-piece band debuted as the Charlton Singleton Orchestra on March 22, 2008 with an electrifying performance at the Charleston Music Hall.The band is made up of many of the finest musicians in the Charleston area such as drummer Quentin Baxter, trumpeter Chuck Dalton, saxophonist Mark Sterbank, bassist Kevin Hamilton and Charleston’s first lady of jazz, vocalist Ann Caldwell. They all have extensive resumes and have played in all kinds of configurations all around the world. The band’s repertoire comprises blues, swing, Afro-Cuban, bop, progressive, Latin, ballads and sacred.
CJO is produced by Jack McCray and directed by Charlton Singleton.