The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents ‘Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition’

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) concludes its Season 9 with HOLIDAY SWING: A Charleston Jazz Tradition on Saturday, December 2 at 5pm and 8pm.  Music Director Charlton Singleton will lead the concert with guest vocalist Quiana Parler, adding jazz to the holiday cheer with big band arrangements of popular holiday songs and hits from Season 9.

“I am thrilled to be leading the Charleston Jazz Orchestra in its final performance of the season at the Charleston Music Hall,” said Music Director, Charlton Singleton. Our holiday concert is always a warm, family-oriented event that puts everyone into the holiday spirit.”

Featured guest vocalist, Quiana Parler, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, will join the CJO in its mission to jazz up the holidays with big band arrangements of popular holiday tunes. Ms. Parler placed in the Top 48 of season two of the Fox Television hit, American Idol, and has toured with vocalist Clay Aiken. Over the years, she has shared the stage with a diverse array of national artists ranging from Keith Sweat to Kelly Clarkson and can be heard on albums by Clay Aiken, Bianca Ryan and Renee Olstead. She has performed on Saturday Night Live, The View, NBC’s Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and numerous other national television programs.  Most recently, she has toured globally as a lead vocalist for Ranky Tanky, a Charleston, SC band that places a contemporary twist on traditional Gullah music.

Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com. Ticket prices range from $10 to $60.

1 Comment

  1. Sharlee Montague on November 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Enjoyed meeting you and your Gullah group very much at the West Kortright Center near Oneonta, NY. Hope to hear your Jazz Orchestra in Charleston, sometime in the future. You are an amazing singer, Quiana. Have a very happy holiday season!

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