Jack McCray on Jazz Offerings

sp11-WEB-jack-mccray-150For three weeks at the beginning of the summer, Charleston is the place to come for jazz, at least according to Jack McCray. Author of the book Charleston Jazz, and jazz columnist for the Charleston Post & Courier, Jack McCray is the authoritative voice on all things jazz. So, when he says Charleston is the place to be, people listen. Jack contributes the success of jazz in Charleston to the three different series of jazz that surround the festivals. Each of the series have their own quirks, providing truly diverse offerings. At the very least, "you can get a good dose, you really can,” he says.

He talked with Rachel Stewart, and shared his picks for the festivals, among them Dianne Reeves, Trombone Shorty, and "genre-bender" Béla Fleck. Plus, Jack shares the best places to catch jazz in the city of Charleston. Hint: you won't be listening on an empty stomach. Listen to Jack on Jazz below.
Listen to Jack McCray share an overview of the three distinct jazz series running during the festivals.

Jack McCray shares his favorite acts of the upcoming jazz series.

Béla Fleck is McCray's current favorite musician. Listen to find out why.

The Charleston jazz scene is growing. In this segment, Jack McCray tells you where to find it all.

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