Local artist Chambers Austelle
and her husband, musician and writer Matt Dobie
, have partnered with Redux Contemporary Art Center to create Charleston Trading Eights, a jazz residency that creates an opportunity for local musicians to interact with artists-in-residence. Trading Eights holds its first showcase next Sun. May 22 from 8-11 p.m., with performances from AIR, Ron Wiltrout
, Gerald Gregory, Jeremy Wolf, Dan Voss, and Tyler Ross. Tickets are $5 and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The evening will feature a 45-minute set from the musician artists-in-residence, followed by an open sessions, where jazz musicians from the community will be welcomed on stage. Trading Eights will host monthly performances, along with a series of lectures that help the Charleston Community form a deeper understanding of the local jazz culture. Find out more here.
Charlton Singleton on Ron Wiltrout, "He can play just about any style of music."Wiltrout is one of Trading Eight's current artists-in-residence.