South Carolina Jazz Festival
Ticket prices

$30 Single Evening Pass: for Featured Concert on Friday or Saturday evening.

$50 Two-Day Weekend Pass: includes Featured Concerts for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Will Call
Tickets bought online that are not mailed must be picked up at Will Call located at Market Hall (Market & Second streets) from Friday 2:00 pm-6:30 pm and Saturday 11:00 am-6:30 pm.

Advanced tickets for the MAIN EVENT Evening Concerts are also available at the Cheraw Community Center Monday-Friday 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

During the festival weekend, tickets and souvenirs will be available at Market Hall (corner of Market and Second Streets) Friday 2:00 pm-6:30 pm and Saturday 11:00 am-6:30 pm. Call 843-537-8420 ext. 12 for more information.

SC Jazz Festival Brochure

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Annual South Carolina Jazz Festival 2016 Featured Artists

Mark Rapp
Trumpeter Mark Rapp also doubles on the didgeridoo. He was raised in South Carolina and, although he played trumpet in his high school concert and jazz bands, he did not truly discover jazz until hearing a Louis Armstrong recording when he was 19. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Winthrop University. After meeting Wynton Marsalis, Rapp studied with Ellis Marsalis at the University of New Orleans Rapp generally appears each Friday night at New York City's Carnegie Club. Mark Rapp has played sold out shows at the Blue Note (NY), Joe's Pub, Yoshi's (San Fran) and such venues as the JVC Newport JazzFestival, Dizzy's at Jazz Lincoln Center, JazzTime Festival (Croatia), Jazzland (Vienna), Jazz Standard and more. Mark was named a "top emerging trumpeter" by Downbeat Magazine, and is featured on a Travel Channel documentary.

Gino Castillo
Latin Jazz Network "Ignacio Berroa is an all American Afro-Cuban drumming maestro, completely fluent and conversant in all styles of music. He is a gift to our music." —Peter Erskine

Gino Castillo is an Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist, singer and leader of the local bands Gino Castillo Quartet and SoulFunKubanized, a tribute to African-American music that influenced a change in modern Cuban music in the 1970s. Tour, Recording, Educator and Clinician Percussionist, Composer and Singer. His Background included: Honorary degree in percussion teaching, giving for George Gershwin Conservatory Percussion studies in: Caturla Conservatory, Felix Varela Conservatory, and many private lesson Including several years of weekly sessions with Oscarito Valdes (Cuba)

His musical talent has been heard in many albums and live shows, as he has collaborated with many international artist. His Teaching experience includes: Berklee College of Music International Network , Centro de Percusion latina GC, Conservatory George Gershwin and more than 200 Clinics with Sabian Cymbals and Pearl Drums. Currently Gino is the exclusive artist of Bophorus Cymbals, Pearl Percussion and Pro-Mark drum sticks.

Jane Monheit
Born in 1977, Jane was raised in Oakdale, New York, on Long Island's South Shore. Her aunt and grandmother were professional singers. Her mother performed in musical theater and currently performs in local choirs, and her father plays banjo and guitar. His love of bluegrass, folk, and acoustic blues shaped her musical sensibility. "It all came down to storytelling," she says.

Jane spent her childhood summers at the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. Throughout her years of public school, she studied clarinet and music theory and performed in theatrical productions both at school and with her local community theater group. Jane went on to study voice at the Manhattan School of Music with Peter Eldridge, a founding member of the vocal group New York Voices.

Jane released her stunning debut album, Never Never Land—the album was voted Best Recording Debut by the Jazz Journalists Association and stayed on the Billboard jazz chart for a year. Come Dream with Me (N-Coded) followed in 2001 with a No. 1 debut on the Billboard jazz chart and including a wider range of Jane's influences as well as popular jazz standards. The albums kept coming, reflecting Monheit's dual interests in jazz and cabaret.

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Featured Artists

Mark Rapp

Mark Rapp

Gino Castillo

Gino Castillo

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit


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