Charleston Jazz Announces Lowcountry Jazz Day Artists
Charleston Jazz is proud to announce Lowcountry Jazz Day, a glorious celebration of live music kicking off the Charleston Jazz Festival on Thursday, April 20th at Forte Jazz Lounge. This special event will bring to the spotlight incredible performers, including Matt White (right), Oscar Rivers Quartet, and Sta.La.V and The Tribe. Audiences will enjoy an unforgettable evening in an elegant, jazz club atmosphere.
Tickets for Lowcountry Jazz Day are now on sale at charlestonjazz.com. Don’t miss out on this exciting event that will bring together jazz lovers from near and far. The evening will set the stage as the first of many performances throughout the four-day festival that runs April 20th–23rd. Come experience unparalleled musical moments in one of the most historically significant jazz destinations in the world
Matt White’s ‘Dolly’
APRIL 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Matt White’s Dolly is a reimagining of the early music of Dolly Parton, combining her incredible song writing and lyrics with contemporary musical styles and improvisation. Currently the Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of South Carolina, Matt was drawn to Dolly’s early career and imagined how her music, often tackling themes of poverty and gender equality, could be reconstructed by connecting southern roots music with contemporary styles and production. Don’t miss this world premiere of Matt White’s Dolly at the 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival!
Matt White – Cornet, Arranger
Liz Kelley – Vocals
Demetrius Doctor – Organ
Tim Fischer – Guitar
Colleen Clark – Drums
Oscar Rivers Jazz Quartet (right)
APRIL 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Oscar Rivers, Charleston’s Jazz Patriarch, made a name for himself in 1970’s Chicago, playing with everyone from Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Stevie Wonder, BB King, the Temptations, and the Quincy Jones Orchestra. Oscar is featured in An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, which documents South Carolinian musicians from the 19th century to the present. Truly a Lowcountry legend, Oscar and his band perform all jazz styles, with a focus on Standards, Latin and Jazz-Soul crossover. Don’t miss the Oscar Rivers Jazz Quartet during Lowcountry Jazz Day at the 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival!
Oscar Rivers – Piano
Kat Keturah – Vocals
M Paul Gelpi – Bass
Mary Madden – Drums
APRIL 20 @ 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Stachia ‘StaLaV’ Simmons is an artist and multi-instrumentalist from Goose Creek, SC. Born into a musical family, she began playing drums in church at the age of 2 and has been playing ever since. A powerhouse vocalist/instrumentalist, producer, and harmonic arranger, StaLaV has performed with several notables in the gospel industry and other Lowcountry favorites, such as Quiana Parler, Charlton Singleton, and national jazz saxophonist Paul Shiltz. Her audiences can expect a night of creative expression…from Soul to Jazz, Gospel, Funk and Reggae. One thing is for sure, StaLaV and The Tribe will leave you uplifted and inspired during their performance the 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival!
StaLaV – Vocals, Percussion
Noah Jones – Piano
Ashton Lowery – Guitar
Brian Green – Bass
JT Rollerson – Drums
Presented by: Medical University of South Carolina
Media Partner: Garden & Gun
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