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John Street Jazz
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“John Street Jazz Concert”
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Live Jazz music
and Fine arts, featuring Charleston’s finest vocalist Ann Caldwell along
with her ensemble “LooseFitt Band” at Gallery Chuma for some cool,
relaxing jazz tunes, with friends, great food and wine.
Listen as Ann
Caldwell interprets the emotions, rhythms, spirituals and experiences
encountered in the Gullah paintings through her musical improvisations.
Complimentary wine and Hors d’oeuvres provided for each
performance in a party atmosphere
Whisky & Jazz”
Jazz Concert & Whisky Tasting
June 14, 2009
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Live Jazz Music, Fine Arts, Whisky Tasting and Gullah Food, featuring
Ann Caldwell and her band, along with World-renowned Dutch author and
whisky expert Hans Offringa at Gallery Chuma for 2 shows only.
Offringa presents his newest book “Whisky and Jazz” about ten classic
jazz pieces and how the music resonates perfectly with some of
Scotland’s most tasteful single malts.
Ann Caldwell will play music selections followed by
Whisky Tasting and commentary by Hans Offringa, as he tells the history
of jazz and whisky and how the music and scotch truly blend.
Taste some of the world’s great whiskies while feasting on
Shrimp and Grits and other sumptuous Gullah food by Gullah Cuisine
5/31/2010 9:01 PM EDT
on Post and Courier
Written and produced by Carren
It’s been almost a week since I
first stepped onto the south and
we at the Goldring Program have
been working hard. I felt a bit
burned out and I was ready to
kick back and relax. What better
way than with a little jazz, an
art form close to the heart of
Scanning through the Piccolo
program, I happened to see the
words “paintings” and “musical
improvisations” in one sentence.
I was sold. I was going to John
Street Jazz in Gallery
The hour-long event was well
worth my time, not just for the
heavy hors d’oeuvres and my
first taste of shrimp and grits,
but for the cool rhythms that
hung inside the gallery like a
It was an intimate venue. I
ended up seated beside
Charleston natives Stephanie and
Ann Caldwell handled the
crowd expertly, interspersing
quips with lovely renditions of
jazz favorites like Grover
Washington Jr.’s “Just the Two
of Us” and Nat King Cole’s
“Straighten Up and Fly Right.”
She even got us into the act
with “Iko Iko.”
On keyboard, Richard Harris White, Jr. played
the cool cat, his fingers moving
lightly over the keys. On bass
and bass guitar, Vince Rivers’
notes were the perfect bed for
Caldwell’s vocals. On drums,
David Patterson, Jr. kept the
beat moving onward and upward.
Unlike the less than
enthusiastic response to the Norma
John Street Jazz is an a musical
alchemy gone right. Before you
know it, you’ll find yourself
eyes closed, feet tapping and
head a swayin’ just like you
Catch a glimpse of Ms. Caldwell
and a snippet of John Street
Jazz in my video below:
Gallery Chuma hosts Caldwell for Jazz series
The Post and
John Street Jazz with
The Post and Courier
After the presents are all opened and the family visits
are over, spend Wednesday night unwinding with fine art and live jazz as Gallery
Chuma, 43 John St., downtown Charleston, presents "John Street Jazz."
Charleston's favorite songstress, Ann Caldwell (pictured), will translate the
emotions, rhythms, spirituals and experiences encountered in the many Gullah
paintings on display into music with the help of her friends in the LooseFitt
Band. Receptions will begin at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Show times are at 7 p.m. and
9 p.m. Admission is $15, and $10 for students. Gullah Cuisine will provide wine
and hors d'oeuvres during the show. For more information on the concert, call
adds twist to art exhibition
BY JACK MCCRAY
The Post and Courier
Paintings will sing Tuesday at Gallery
The voice you'll hear, though, will be that
of Ann Caldwell, a popular Lowcountry singer adept at spirituals, blues and
jazz. Caldwell and gallery owner-operator Chuma Nwokike have teamed to add a
twist to the local live performance and visual arts scene.
Caldwell and her band, Loose Fit, will
perform music that helps interpret some themes prevalent in the art featured at
the African-American gallery, 43 John St., next to 39 Rue de Jean restaurant.
The show is billed as John Street Jazz. Loose Fit is composed of bassist Vince
Rivers, pianist Richard White and drummer David Patterson.
There are three performances, 7, 8:15 and 9
p.m. Admission is $10, and $5 for students with ID.
"A lot of the paintings in my gallery are
about people in the Lowcountry doing their day-to-day work," Nwokike said. "They
would use music as a way to make their day go by, a kind of escape to lessen the
monotony of the work."
Gallery Chuma is the exclusive dealer in
Charleston for works by Gullah artist Jonathan Green. Other artists shown are
John Jones, Carol A. Simmons and Cassandra Gillens. "That's the gallery's
focus," Nwokike said.
The goal, Caldwell said, is to entertain
and show the links between music and art. "We also are interested in bringing
jazz to different kinds of venues," she said. Nwokike said there's already a big
buzz about the event.
"This is the first time we've done this,"
he said. "It will be interesting. We're all excited to see how this will play