Charleston Community Jazz Band, Other Bands to Perform at Kiwanis Park | Music

CHARLESTON — The Charleston Community Jazz Band is scheduled to perform its final concert of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Kiwanis Park, but the Concerts in the Park series will continue through September.

“The jazz band members have been rehearsing and performing since mid-May,” said Ginger Stanfield, manager of the Charleston Community Band, as she prepared for Tuesday’s show at the Daum Amphitheater. “The concert is free, but members of the public will need a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The weather must be perfect, so please come out for an evening of light jazz and big band music.”

The 18-member jazz band’s musical lineup will include “American Patrol”, “Sausalito Strut”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “St. Louis Blues”, “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Bandstand Boogie”, “Oye Como Va”, “Stormy Weather”, “Caravan”, “Domino”, and “Flying Home”.

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Charleston Tourism and Special Events Supervisor Lori Henderson said the jazz band’s performance will be part of the city’s concerts in the Park Series.

“We have a different band scheduled every Tuesday night in September,” Henderson said. “These are free concerts with some pretty awesome musicians and they’re all at 7pm at Kiwanis Park, Daum Amphitheater.”

Upcoming concerts will feature Moondogs, a local band of seven classic rock covers, on September 6; Doty, Dexter & Hays, a local acoustic trio performing a variety of popular music, on September 13; General 11, an alternative rock band from Michigan, on September 20; and East Central Harmony Choir, an acapella choir of local women singing four-part barbershop-style harmony, on September 25.

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