The SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble is comprised of some of the most outstanding jazz musicians, soloists, and bandleaders from across South Carolina and into North Carolina. The group was created to perform an original American art form, jazz, at the highest artistic level.
guitar, oud, recording artist
piano, guitar, composer, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of South Carolina
trombone, President of the Greenville Jazz Collective
lead trumpet, South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, freelance musician
lead trumpet, Charleston Jazz Orchestra, freelance musician
trumpet, composer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina
trombone, freelance musician
drums, international touring and recording artist
saxophone, Director of Jazz Bands at the University of South Carolina and USC Aiken
trumpet, founder of ColaJazz, recording artist
saxophone, Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Associate Professor of Jazz and Saxophone at Charleston Southern University
saxophone, Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman University
trombone, Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of South Carolina
trombone, touring artist and clinician
bass, touring artist
founder and director, saxophone, Professor of Music at Lander University
bass trombone, Commander and Conductor of the 208th Army Band
saxophone, Associate Professor of Saxophone and Woodwind Chair at Winthrop University
vocalist, freelance musician
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.
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.
Join us for a fundraiser at our sponsor Bar Figaro, immediately following the Wycliffe Gordon concert
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.
For the final concert of the Carolina Shout series, local jazz musician Robert Gardiner leads the South Carolina Jazz Masterworks Ensemble in a performance that promises to deliver notes that will resound in the listeners’ ears with accomplished musicians and jazz standards.