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Conductor's Choice w/ Charleston Jazz Orchestra 

When: Sat., May 22 2010
Price: $30 (adv./adult), $25 (adv./seniors), $20 (adv./students)
www.jazzartistsofcharleston.org
During its 2010 season, the Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC) stepped away from its more traditional programming approach and aimed for a livelier and more eclectic performance agenda. They’ve jazzed things up even more than some of their most loyal followers might have expected. This week, conductor and trumpeter Charlton Singleton shares some of his arranging and baton-tapping duties with several key members of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) during the Conductor’s Choice program. The big band will perform a variety of arrangements, including veteran local pianist Tommy Gill’s extended reworking of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” vocalist Ann Caldwell’s renditions of “I Only Have Eyes for You” and “That Old Black Magic,” and revered saxophonist/pianist Oscar Rivers’ orchestrated versions of “What Is This Thing Called Love” and “Night and Day.” In an unusual collaborative move, Gill’s and Rivers’ pieces will feature a local string section comprised of Alan Molina, Tiffany Rice, Robbi Kenney, and Ashley Tillilie on violins; Jill King and Sarah Fitzgerald on violas; and Norbert Lewandowski and Damian Kremer on cellos. The JAC is a nonprofit organization aimed at serving the Charleston jazz community. These elegant concerts consistently deliver a variety of vintage jazz and swingin’ interpretations of popular music at a high level of artistry. —T. Ballard Lesemann

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