Led by animated trumpeter and conductor Charlton Singleton, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra will perform a Latin-themed evening of standards and special arrangements at the Charleston Music Hall on Sat. Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. The concert is presented by the Jazz Artists of Charleston, a nonprofit organization aimed at serving the Charleston jazz community. The JAC has become quite popular with local music fans for tackling challenging material, offering diverse programs, and presenting performances with grace and style.
The roster of special guests includes flutist and percussionist David Heywood, vocalists Leah Suárez and Duda Lucena, percussionist Gino Castillo, guitarist Cristobal Cisneros, flutist Regina Holcher Host, and pianist Fernando Rivas.
The CJO's woodwind section features Robert Lewis and Jack Pettit (both on alto sax), Mark Sterbank and Simon Harding (on tenor sax), and John Cobb (on baritone sax). The brass section has trombonists Charlie Lee, Luke Reed, Mike Gennaro, and Timothy Robinson, and trumpeters Ronnie Ward, Stephan Berry, Dan Bellack, and Kevin Hackler. The rhythm section for the show consists of John Oden (electric guitar), Tommy Gill (piano), Jake Holwegner (upright bass), and Ron Wiltrout (drums and percussion).
This is the cream of the crop, collaborating with some mighty fine visiting talent. Advance tickets are available for $30 (adults), $25 (seniors), and $20 (students) at the JAC box office at 185-B St. Philip St. (call 843-641-0011 for info) and online at etix.com. Tickets will be available at the Charleston Music Hall box office on the day of the show at 12 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 25. Visit jazzartistsofcharleston.org for more.