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

Charleston Jazz Orchestra


Charleston Music Hall 1612005643
37 John Street
Charlestonn, South Carolina 29403 United States



March 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 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.


Senior (65+) | Military Rates Available
***Your Live at the CMH ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance
For $10 Student Tickets, please call the box office at 843.641.0011

The Charleston Music Hall is at reduced capacity of 250 with socially distanced seating. Masks are required to be worn at all times.