Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents: MOTOWN: The Groove that Changed America


Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, and South Carolina’s own James Jamerson are just a few of names associated with one of the greatest record labels of all time, MOTOWN. 

Founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., MOTOWN became an American institution and achieved significant crossover success, creating a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence. Join the CJO, as we celebrate MOTOWN and the unique rhythmic groove that changed America.

Famous Quotes:
“Motown was about music for all people - white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.”
-- Berry Gordy