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LIVE AT FIREFLY: Big Band Legacy – Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra

Charleston Jazz Orchestra


Firefly Distillery 1612005438
4201 Spruill Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States



March 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT



Developing in tandem with the growing dance craze, the jazz orchestra (a.k.a. big band) took shape during the 1920s with early innovators such as Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson, who merged jazz’s rhythmic and instrumental characteristics with the scale and structures of an orchestra. Big bands then ushered in the swing era in the early 1930s with Duke Ellington and continued its legacy with Count Basie, Mary Lou Williams, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Maria Schneider, Gordon Goodwin, and more, each playing a significant role in the development, innovation and popularization of orchestral jazz. The rest is history! Join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra as we present a musical timeline of the evolution of the jazz orchestra with BIG BAND LEGACY.

Doors: 5pm | Show: 6pm

Tickets: $25 (Seniors/Military) | $30 (Adult)
***Your Live at Firefly ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance
For $10 Student Tickets, please call the box office at 843.641.0011

This is an outdoor event and guests are required to bring their own chairs. Seating will be spaced out between guests. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink permitted. Masks are required to be worn at all times. Free parking available on site.

This performance has been made possible in part by REV Federal Credit Union and Firefly Distillery.