The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is a twenty-piece big band made up of many of the finest musicians in the Charleston area. They all have extensive resumes and have played in a great variety of groups and venues around the world. CJO continues to refine its sound, now in its sixth season. It has firmly established itself as the Lowcountry’s resident big band ensemble. The orchestra debuted in March of 2008 under the name and direction of Charlton Singleton, its conductor and artistic director and it has been electrifying audiences ever since. Now in its seventh year, CJO has proven its place in Charleston music culture with continuous sold out shows. CJO performs all genres of jazz. Its repertoire comprises blues, swing, Afro Cuban, pop, straight ahead, Latin, the Great American Songbook and sacred.
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