Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kenny G and Nnenna Freelon to headline Charleston Jazz Festival

This is the fourth-annual fest

Posted by Kelly Rae Smith on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 4:01 PM


click to enlarge Nnenna Freelon headlines the Charleston Jazz Festival next year. - PROVIDED
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Kenny G and Nnenna Freelon will headline the fourth-annual Charleston Jazz Festival, happening Jan. 18-21 throughout downtown.

Performing at the Gaillard Center on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018, Kenny G is a Grammy Award-winning saxophonist whose career spans three decades. Freelon is a six-time Grammy Award nominated vocalist who’ll join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to perform One Standard Time: The Great American Songbook at the fest kickoff at Charleston Music Hall on Thurs. Jan. 18.

The festival also includes Charleston’s Best Jazz Bands (location TBA) and a Late Night Jazz Jam at the Gentry Bar on Fri. Jan. 19 as well as a Jazz Brunch at Gentry Bar and a Family Day of Jazz at Sottile Theatre on Sun. Jan. 21.

For more info, go to charlestonjazz.com/festival.

Cover photo by jasonholmberg.

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