Archive for July 28, 2012


Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy winner, will be headlining the fourth annual Low Country Jazz Festival this summer.

Perhaps best known for singing the Grammy-nominated theme song of the 1985 television series “Moonlighting,” Jarreau has received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as numerous other accolades.

The expanded 3-day weekend of jazz also features top contemporary instrumentalists of all types, including saxmen Gerald Albright and Ronnie Laws, pianist Alex Bugnon, guitarists Norman Brown and Matt Marshak, and local favorite, trumpeter Charlton Singleton, conductor of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Additional artists are still being confirmed.

“It is my sincere hope that the Low Country Jazz Festival will continue as a major source of enjoyment for contemporary jazz lovers in our community. Our main purpose however is to raise funds for the Thaddeus John Bell endowment fund for African-American students at the Medical University of South Carolina and to annually fund our radio health tips to improve the health literacy of African-Americans and the undeserved population. I call it jazzing with a purpose”, said Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, founder of Closing The Gap in Healthcare.

The Low Country Jazz Festival takes place Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Tickets will be available at or the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Box Office.

For more information on the festival and those performing, go to

North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418