Charleston Jazz Festival 


CHS Jazz Festival 2023

The 8th Charleston Jazz Festival will be held on April 20-23, 2023. The event draws music-lovers from around the globe to Charleston, SC for a four-day celebration of the Holy City’s jazz heritage. Musical performances feature renowned international headliners Dianne Reeves, Samara Joy, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cindy Blackman Santana and Lowcountry favorites.



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Charleston Jazz Festival
Forte Jazz Lounge
Charleston Music Hall

Charleston Jazz Festival 



Charleston Jazz Festival Date and Time


Date: April 20 - 23, 2023
Time: Varies
Admission: $10 - $65


Charleston Jazz Festival Performance Schedule


Thursday, April 20, 2023

Lowcountry Jazz Day
April 20, 2023 
Forte Jazz Lounge

Lowcountry Jazz Day 2023

6 pm - Matt White's Dolly
7:30 pm - Oscar Rivers Quartet
9 pm - Stachia Simmons
Experience some of the area’s hottest jazz bands as they take center stage on Lowcountry Jazz Night.  Tickets coming soon. 


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Friday, April 21, 2023


Samara Joy
April 21 at 5:00 pm
Charleston Music Hall

Charleston Jazz Festival Samara Joy

The New York Times describes Samara Joy as a “silky-voiced rising jazz star” and the Boston Globe compliments her “warm, capacious vocal instrument and breathtaking technique.” The 22-year old burst onto the world stage when her TikTok videos of soulful standards went viral. 


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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
April 21 at 8 pm
Charleston Music Hall

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Chs Jazz Festival 2023

With a mission to revitalize jazz and swing music, this powerhouse ensemble has sold-out prestigious venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. They have toured the world selling millions of records and have their music featured in hundreds of film and television shows.


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Saturday, April 22, 2022


Dianne Reeves
April 22 at 5 pm
Charleston Music Hall

Dianne Reeves Chs Jazz Festival 2023

GRAMMY-winning artist Dianne Reeves has been named a “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest honor for a jazz artist in the US. Reeves also holds an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Juilliard for her “breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique style.”


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Cindy Blackman Santana
April 22 at 8 pm
Charleston Music Hall

Cindy Blackman Santana Chs Jazz Festival 2023

Cindy Blackman Santana's high-energy performances are mesmerizing and she is a master both in jazz and rock as the drummer for husband Carlos Santana, the Latin jazz and rock superstar.


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Sunday, April 23, 2023


Charleton Singleton's Beehive Orchestra
April 23 at 5 pm
Firefly Distillery

Charleton Singleton's Beehive Orchestra Chs Jazz Festival 2023

American trumpeter, vocalist and former leader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charlton Singleton is a GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist along with his fellow Ranky Tanky band mates. Charleston Magazine says “watching Singleton at work is mesmerizing…Charlton Singleton is a magician.”


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