Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents 1959 JAZZ AHEAD: The Year Jazz Changed

Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents 1959: JAZZ AHEAD: The Year Jazz Changed

Charleston Jazz Orchsetra, CJO, presents at the band’s House of Swing, the Charleston Music Hall, Downtown Charleston at 37 John Street. Two sets will be performed, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., with no intermission. Adult tickets $35-$45. Senior tickets $30-$40. Seniors qualify at 65 years old. Student ticket rates vary. All student and discounted tickets must be purchased in person. On-site box office sales the day of the show begin at 12 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall. Tickets are available online at and by telephone, 843.641.0011.

Coined as the year jazz died, 1959 stands as a seminal shift from the beginnings of jazz and its antecedents. From burnin’ bepop to audacious avant garde, jazz took on a whole new meaning. Pioneers by the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Dave Brubeck were frontrunners for producing iconic recordings: Kind of Blue, Giant Steps, and Time Out. These “changes” proved permanent and jazz moved ahead in a whole new direction – what we have come to know it encompass today. CJO explores 1959 with world premiere arrangements on classic repertoire from one the most prolific years in the history of jazz.

February 21, 2015


Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street


5pm + 8pm

Adults: $35 – $45
Seniors (65+): $30 – $40
Student Rates Available