$25 Single Evening Pass: for Featured Concert on Friday or Saturday evening.
$40 Two-Day Weekend Pass: includes Featured Concerts for Friday and Saturday evenings.
Advanced tickets for the MAIN EVENT Evening Concerts are also available at the Cheraw Community Center Monday-Friday 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.
During the festival weekend, tickets and souvenirs will be available at Market Hall (corner of Market and Second Streets) Friday 2:00 pm-6:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-6:30 pm. Call 843-537-8420 ext. 12 for more information.
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Annual South Carolina Jazz Festival 2013 Featured Artists
This year's featured artists:
South Carolina native Charlton Singleton started playing the piano at the age of 3. While his older sister and brother took 30-minute lessons, Singleton watched and “picked out” what he observed in their lessons. Between the age of 3 and 16, Singleton studied the piano, organ, trumpet, violin, and cello. In the summer of the 1988, he was the principal trumpeter with the United States Collegiate Wind Band, touring over nine European countries.
Singleton received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from South Carolina State University. He returned to the Low country and formed a band, releasing three CDs and touring the southeastern United States from 1995 to 1999. During this time, Singleton shared the stage with performers including the O’Jays and Hootie and the Blowfish. In 2000, Singleton became a public school music teacher and band director. He also serves as an adjunct jazz trumpet instructor at the College of Charleston, leads three musical groups, serves as artistic director/bandleader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra as well as the organist/choir director for two Charleston churches.
Raised in southern Illinois, Paul’s early days were steeped in the church choir where she was influenced by gospel and blues, cultivating a special place in her heart for jazz. Paul studied music business at the highly acclaimed Belmont University in Nashville. After graduation, Paul worked at various record labels handling marketing and radio promotion and also worked part time as a studio session singer. As studio work took over her schedule, she became a full time musician, eventually performing her own shows and expanding her solo career. Her talent was rapidly recognized, and Paul began touring as a background vocalist with country superstar Wynonna.
In 2008, Green Hill Music signed Paul as their first female vocalist, and their debut record, "At Last", reached #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts. She has since recorded five more albums. Paul continues in her solo career, and she has performed for audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.
SC Jazz Festival Brochure
Download a copy of the Cheraw, South Carolina Jazz Festival brochure.