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  • Summer Big Band news from Dick Goodwin "Oh, it's a long, long while from May to ... September" -- The new CJS season is just around the bend but because of the Labor Day weekend our first meeting will be Sept. 8th ... same time/same station!But there is some jazz to be had in July. On the 11th my big band (there are 12 of us including Doug Graham, Bruce Clark, and Jim Hall) will be performing at the new Chayz Lounge location ... 607 Meeting St., West Columbia.We'll do a couple of sets starting at 7:00.  Here is a flier about the event.  It is a good listening venue, better parking, nice table seating & food and drink are available.  I hope that you can ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2019, 11:44 AM by Stephen Hait
  • Carolina Jazz Society Turns 60! The Beat Goes On: The Carolina Jazz Society Celebrates Its Sixtieth Anniversary. Friend and CJS Board member Nancy Washington has written an informative article recounting the 60-year history of the Carolina Jazz Society. The piece was published in the UofSC's Caroliniana Columns magazine. Read the entire article here.
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 11:56 AM by Stephen Hait
  • Larry Conger is Back for March 3 Concert Carolina Jazz Band Concert with guest Larry Conger (trumpet) along with Dick Goodwin, Aletha Jacobs, Jim Hall, Doug Graham, Bruce Clark and Dustin Retzlaff - playing Traditional Jazz.
    Posted Feb 25, 2019, 10:46 AM by Stephen Hait
  • Doug Graham Leads February Concert For our second concert of the year, our amazing clarinetist, Doug Graham will call the tunes. Doug got interested in jazz clarinet at a young age when he learned to play Pete Fountain's version of Just A Closer Walk. A longtime faculty member in the USC Music Department, Doug is on of the finest clarinetists you'll ever see. The concert will be at the Lourie Center on February 3 from 2:30-5:00 P.M. Admission is $10 or $5 for members. Lots of free snacks and casual dress, of course.
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 6:12 AM by Stephen Hait
  • January Concert 1/6/2019 Jim Hall, our fine percussionist, will be leading the group and getting us off to a good start for the New Year and you won't want to miss it. Listen to his solos and his interactions with the rest of the musicians on the bandstand and you will hear a superb drummer. As the band leader for January, Jim will call the tunes and direct the concert.Most of our members know of Jim’s work with Dick Goodwin (both the Quintet and the Big Band). But only long time members are likely to know that Jim was also the principal timpanist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the South Carolina Lyric Opera and the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra. Plus ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 8:13 AM by Stephen Hait
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