The Annual Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz takes place this year September 3-5, 2022 in Charleston featuring world-class jazz in a world-class venue, The Charleston Gaillard Center!
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.
Proceeds from the 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.
Date: Sept. 3 - 4, 2022