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 10:00 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 10:00 am-6:30 pm. Call 843-537-8420 ext. 12 for more information.

SC Jazz Festival Brochure

Jazz Brochure

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Annual South Carolina Jazz Festival 2017 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.

Delfeayo Marsalis
Internationally acclaimed trombonist, composer, producer, educator and 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award recipient.

Marsalis was born in New Orleans, the son of Dolores (née Ferdinand) and Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., a pianist and music professor.[1] He is also grandson of Ellis Marsalis, Sr., brother of Wynton Marsalis (trumpeter), Branford Marsalis (saxophonist), and Jason Marsalis (drummer). Delfeayo has two brothers who are not musicians, thus there is not as much mention about them in the media: Ellis Marsalis III (b. 1964) is a poet, photographer and computer networking specialist based in Baltimore. Mboya Kenyatta (b. 1970) is autistic and was the primary inspiration for Delfeayo's founding of the New Orleans-based Uptown Music Theatre. Formed in 2000, UMT has trained over 300 youth and staged 8 original musicals, all of which are based upon the mission of "community unity."

While a gifted trombonist, Delfeayo has recorded relatively few albums and is both more prolific and better known for his work as a producer of acoustic jazz recordings. Along with Tonight Show engineer Patrick Smith, Delfeayo coined a phrase that was primarily responsible for the shift in many jazz recordings from rock and roll production to the resurgence of acoustic recording. "To obtain more wood sound from the bass, this album recorded without usage of the dreaded bass direct" first appeared on brother Branford's Renaissance (Columbia, 1987), and became the single sentence to define the recorded quality of many acoustic jazz recordings since the late 1980s. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and in 2004 received a MA in jazz performance from the University of Louisville.

Marsalis, with his father and brothers, are group recipients of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award.

Sammy Miller and & The Congregation
A native of Los Angeles, Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his Master's at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. Ars Nova selected The Congregation for the 'Makers Lab' in 2017 to produce their original theater jazz show, "Great Awakening." While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Iron and Wine, and Jason Mraz at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to spread joy throughout the world.

 

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Featured Artists

Defeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis

Mark Rapp

Mark Rapp

Winthrop University Jazz Orchestra

Winthrop University
Jazz Orchestra

Sammy Miller & The Congregation

Sammy Miller & The Congregation

 

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