We are excited to announce that jazz trumpeter Justin Ray will join the ensemble for our final concert of the season. Dr. Robert Gardiner will lead the SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble in a performance of jazz standards that promises to deliver a performance that will resound in the listeners’ ears and memories.
Chris Potter Plays the Great American Songbook with the Jazz Masterworks Ensemble at the Newberry Opera House
World class solo artist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat magazine called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” and Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.” Potter’s impressive discography includes 15 albums as a leader, as well as sideman appearances on more than 100 albums. He has performed or recorded with many of the leading names in jazz and will be performing here with the Jazz Masterworks Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Robert Gardiner.
Join us for a fundraiser at Bar Figaro immediately following the Wycliffe Gordon concert.
Wycliffe Gordon is an internationally acclaimed musical ambassador and interpreter of jazz, America’s music. He has 21 solo recordings and is a former longtime member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The Jazz Journalists Association recently named him “2018 Trombonist of the Year” for the 11thtime. Wycliffe will be performing big band classics and swinging originals accompanied by the Jazz Masterworks Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Robert Gardiner.
Inaugural Concert of the Jazz Masterworks Ensemble: Art of the Big Band, at the South Carolina Jazz FestivalView Event →
Join the SC Jazz Foundation in Columbia, SC for "Beyond The Notes", their first sponsorship event hosted by Reggie Sullivan. This fundraiser and goods donation drive will be held in the City Market Place - Vista Venue (705 Gervais Street) in Columbia, South Carolina.