$30 Single Evening Pass: for Featured Concert on Friday or Saturday evening.
$50 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 11:00 am-6:30 pm. Call 843-537-8420 ext. 12 for more information.
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Annual South Carolina Jazz Festival 2015 Featured Artists
She was honored to perform on "Larry King Live" for the 9/11/04 Commemoration Fluent in French and Italian in addition to her native English, Carol blends languages and rhythms with a versatile repertoire including Latin, R & B, pop and swing. She delivers a mix of classic standards and original compositions in a style that ranges from sensuous and warm to infectiously energetic. An elegant and sophisticated performer, this six foot strawberry blonde beauty exudes charm and delights fellow musicians and audiences alike.
Biography: Ignacio Berroa is recognized as one of the greatest drummers of our times. He was honored by inclusion in the 2011 Mp3 compilation entitled "Jazz Drumming Legends," which features some of the most renowned drummers in Jazz history. He was born in Havana Cuba on July 8, 1953. He began his musical education at age 11 at the National School of Arts and subsequently at Havana's National Conservatory, beginning his professional career in 1970. By 1975, Ignacio had become Cuba's most sought after drummer. In 1980, he left his country during the Mariel boatlift and settled in New York City where he met the great Cuban musician Mario Bauzá, who introduced him to Dizzy Gillespie.
In August 1981 Gillespie invited Ignacio to join his quartet. Ignacio Berroa also took part of all the important bands Gillespie assembled during that decade such as The Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band, The Dizzy Gillespie All Stars Big Band and the Grammy Award winner, United Nation Orchestra. His relation lasted until Dizzy's death. Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as: "… the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz…"
SC Jazz Festival Brochure
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