The 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival will present performances by a wide variety of talented jazz artists. From legends of jazz to emerging artists, to Charleston’s most celebrated home-grown talent, artists of the Charleston Jazz Festival will perform a wide range of styles including Swing, Salsa, Blues, Brazilian, the American Songbook and more.
Schedule of Events:
6:00pm to 7:00pm: Offramp The Music of Pat Metheny
Offramp kicks off Local Band Day during the 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival! They are an exciting new group that plays an eclectic assortment from guitar visionary Pat Metheny, but with their own flare. Selections from different eras and bands of Pat’s career will be explored with an emphasis on groove, melody, and interaction.
Offramp consists of four premier jazz artists from Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
Tim Fischer – Guitar
Brett Belanger – Bass
Eric Schoor – Saxophone
David Patterson – Drums
7:30pm to 8:30pm: Cameron & The Saltwater Brass Shake Everything You Got!
Local Band Day during the 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival continues with Cameron & The Saltwater Brass, which is a horn-heavy group that blends a helping of funk, a cup of jazz, and a dash of gospel. A Sousaphone lays down the bass lines and brings that unique ‘New Orleans’ sound to the party. Cameron and company are Charleston favorites and have been serving up their sounds in Charleston for more than 7 years. Come to Forte Jazz Lounge and ‘Shake Everything You Got’ with Cameron & The Saltwater Brass!
Cameron Handel – Trumpet
Kevin Patton – Saxophone
Gavin Smith – Trombone
Bryan Motte – Guitar
Chris Bluemel – Sousaphone
Jeff Handel – Drums
9:00pm to 10:00pm: Lee Barbour’s Polyverse Art of the Modern Organ Trio featuring Justin Stanton of Snarky Puppy
The Lee Barbour Quartet will showcase their unique explorations and technical mastery to close out the Charleston Jazz Festival’s Local Band Day. Lee is a gifted guitarist and composer and has performed and recorded with several l international artists, including Jazz is Phish, guitar legend Joe Beck, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Earl Klugh, Elise Testone (American Idol) and Cary Ann Hearst (Shovels and Rope). Joining Lee on this incredible evening will be Jonathan Lovett, Ron Wiltrout, and special guest Justin Stanton from jazz supergroup Snarky Puppy!
Lee Barbour – Guitar
Justin Stanton – Trumpet
Jonathan Lovett – Keyboards
Ron Wiltrout – Drums