Events

Jazz at the Center Music Festival

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will present its 8th Annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 20-22, 2012, in historic downtown Camden, South Carolina.

This year's festival will feature, Gypsy Jazz, Jazz Rock, Big Band, Classic Jazz and much more.

With both free and ticketed performances throughout the weekend, this event is affordable for all jazz lovers!



PLEASE NOTE: ALL LATE FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ, AND ALL SATURDAY JAZZ TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP BEFORE 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20 AT THE FAC OFFICE LOCATED AT 810 LYTTLETON STREET. THERE IS NO WILL CALL AT THE EVENING VENUE ON BROAD AND OLD TOWN TAVERN SHOWS!

*This year's Jazz at the Center Music Festival includes:

Friday, April 20
Jazz at the Center Opening Concert
Wood Auditorium
810 Lyttleton Street
Camden, SC 290202
$20 Adults / $18 students, seniors, military

7:00 p.m. Happy Hour Reception
with light hors d'ouevres and cash bar featuring an exhibit Jazz Memorabilia.

Concert follows at
8:00 p.m. featuring co-headliners Swing 42--The Hot Club of Columbia and the Mike Frost Quartet.

"From Django to Jaco, and all points in between!"

Check out video clips from WACH-TV and some of the members of Swing 42-Hot Club of Columbia:


 


Swing 42--Hot Club of Columbia:

(From back row, left to right: Amy Jackson, Courtney Jackson, Jill Jackson Holt and James Gibson. Seated, left to right: Sarah Jackson, Jerry Sims, Richard Maxwell, Justin Sims and Bryson Borgstedt.

Eventually everything old is new again. If you survey today's music scene you will observe a fusion of music happening. Elements of rock, blues, jazz and ethnic folk music are being combined in a variety of ways. Reminiscent of when jazz was blooming. Classically trained musicians such as Stephane Grappelli were inflecting jazz music with their classical heritage. Likewise Django Reinhardt was infusing traditional folk music from the gypsy camps in France into jazz. Swing 42 fuses classically trained musicians with jazz musicians to create hot club jazz. www.swing42hotclub.com


Mike Frost Jazz Quartet featuring Lauren Meccia

(Clockwise from top left: Mike Frost, Mike West, Lauren Meccia and Dave Brown.)

www.mikefrostjazz.com
www.mikefrost.com

Friday, April 20 Jazz on the Town
The Old Towne Tavern
1044 Broad Street
9:00 pm-12:00 am

Featuring Al Roberson & The Society Jazz Band playing music from the  "Roaring Twenties."
Free Admission


Late Night Jazz
at the Venue on Broad
1020 Broad Street
10:30-1:30 a.m.
The Global Soul Revolution featuring Reggie Sullivan on bass, along with Nick Brewer, keyboards, Brenden Bull, drums, Zack Bingham, guitar, and Jenna McSwain, vocals. Contemporary and straight ahead jazz.
$5 at the door or in advance


Saturday, April 21
Kershaw County's Farmers Market
Corner of Market and Rutledge St. in downtown Camden
9:30 a.m.
Free Admission
Camden Middle School Jazz Band (directed by Nancy Neal)



10:30-12:00 p.m.
Bass Guitar Clinic with Mike Frost
$5.00 in advance or at the door
Music Studio
Fine Arts Center campus
810 Lyttleton Street

http://www.mikefrost.com
Ideas for improvisation for all instruments. Talking about the four melodic functions of music through the eyes of six-string electric bass. Something for everyone.

Saturday Jazz Lunches
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Free to restaurant patrons

Salud!
Jazz a'la Carte

Carolina Cafe
Mary Ann Hurst and Dwight Spencer

Old Armory Seafood & Steakhouse
The Cobblestone Duo


Afternoon Jazz at the Greenleaf Villa
Victoria Susan and The Garden Gate Gallery & Frame Shop
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Greenleaf Villa
1307 Broad Street
Bn' There (Brian Mann & Robert Gibbes)
Free Admission

Late Afternoon Jazz at the Town Green
4:30 p.m.
Free Admission

The Lugoff-Elgin High School Percussion Ensemble directed by Glenn Price & Kevin Flowers



5:00-7:00 pm
Think Jazz Orchestra
Free Admission


Think Jazz Orchestra
Featuring (clockwise from left) Bryson Borgstedt, Reggie Sullivan, Roger Pemberton, Marc Widenhofer, Jenna McSwain, Jim Mings, Drew Loeffler and Mitch Butler.
www.thinkjazzcolumbia.com


Downtown Restaurant Crawl
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Free to restaurant patrons

Indigo Jones
511 Rutledge Street
Hurst, Maxwell & Sims
AND Hot Club Trio

Old Armory Seafood & Steakhouse
514 Rutledge Street

Bn' There (Brian Mann & Robert Gibbes)

Salud!

1011 Broad Street

The Cobblestone Trio featuring David Archer


Sam Kendall's

1043 Broad Street
Althea Jacobs & Kevin Jones


The Palmetto Coffee Shoppe & Tea Room

1012 Broad Street
Blue Tulip

Saturday Night Jazz on the Town
9:00 p.m.to 12:30 a.m.

$5 at the door or in advance (for both shows)

Venue on Broad
Mike Frost Quartet


Old Towne Tavern
Reggie Sullivan Project -- R&B flavored jazz



The Reggie Sullivan Project




Richard Maxwell, Jerry Sims & Mary Ann Hurst


Sunday, April 22
Jazz Mass at Grace Episcopal Church
1315 Lyttleton St.
10:30 a.m.
Jazz mass featuring the Dick Goodwin Quintet and the Grace Episcopal Choir.


*Schedule subject to change without notice.

20 performances over 3 days...14 sites!

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FOR MORE IN DEPTH INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
www.neyeproductionscom

Sites
Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center
Fine Arts Center Music Studio
The Venue on Broad
Carolina Cafe
Indigo Jones
Old Armory Seafood & Steakhouse
Palmetto Coffee Shop & Tea Room
Salud!
Sam Kendall's
The Town Green
Old Town Tavern
Kershaw County's Farmers Market
Greenleaf Villa-Garden Gate & Victoria Susan
Grace Episcopal Church


Jazz at the Center Music Festival is sponsored by:


Price

  • $20.00 - Adults- Friday Main Event-Wood Auditorium
  • $18.00 - Students/Seniors/Military--Friday Main Event-Wood Auditorium
  • $5.00 - Friday Night at the Venue on Broad
  • $5.00 - Bass Guitar Clinic Ticket
  • $5.00 - Saturday Night On the Town (available at venues)

Date

April 19, 2012 to April 21, 2012

Time

  • See schedule

Venue

See schedule