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Charleston Jazz Fest

When: Jan. 22-24 2016

From local groups to Grammy winners, the second annual Charleston Jazz Festival has expanded from last year’s inaugural event, growing into a fest with three days of performances. Presented by the Jazz Artists of Charleston, the fest kicks off on Friday at Woolfe Street Playhouse with performances from local artists starting at noon. The after-party hits Barsa at 10 p.m. with the Kevin Patton Quartet leading a free jam session for any interested instrumentalists. The fun continues on Saturday with performances from Diane Schuur and the CJO followed by trumpet player 10 time Grammy-winner Artutro Sandoval who JAC executive director Mary Beth Natajaran calls, “Technically the best trumpet player in the world.” Saturday night also features a jam session at Barsa, this time led by Gino Castillo. Everyone is invited to enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz on Sunday with a free family day at Sottile Theater from 3-5 p.m. where you can catch the first-ever performance of the Charleston All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Connelly Hardaway

Price: Free-$80

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