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Sunday Oct 18

2020 SC Jazz Festival

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Virtual Event:

The 2020 SC Jazz Festival presents a full week of streaming jazz
concerts October 18-24, 2020… and it’s all FREE!

Celebrate Dizzy’s 103rd birthday and enjoy a world-class jazz
festival wherever you are on your favorite streaming devices. The 2020 SC
Jazz festival features regional to international jazz stars from South
Carolina, New York, Brazil and more.

The Town of Cheraw did not let the COVID-19 pandemic stop their annual jazz
festival. They turned to ColaJazz Foundation Executive Director Mark Rapp to
create an online jazz festival experience.

“Unprecedented times calls for unprecedented actions and teamwork,” says
Mark Rapp. “The timeline is extraordinarily aggressive and most would say
impossible; however, the Town of Cheraw, the festival’s supporting sponsors
and ColaJazz were up for the challenge. I believe we have a festival that is
incredible in its lineup and a powerful testament to overcoming obstacles.
Overcoming is what jazz does!”

The 2020 SC Jazz Festival features a wide range of jazz talent including:
GRAMMY-nominated artists Tia Fuller, Don Braden, Delfeayo Marsalis; NY jazz
stars Alexa Tarantino and Steven Feifke; recent Savannah Jazz Hall of Fame
inducted Eric Jones; pianist Kevin Bales and his Octet; Gino Castillo and
Cuban trumpeter Julito Padron; artists from the Greenville Jazz Collective;
the Charleston Jazz Orchestra; Columbia’s own “Little Big Band: the band
that could!”; Brazilian vocalist Liz Rosa; Brazilian pianist Serge
Frasunkiewicz; and more!

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