Charleston's Premier Jazz Club

Experience Charleston's finest live jazz music located in the heart of the King St. nightlife district.  As Charleston's premier listening room, Forte Jazz Lounge is patterned after famed New York-style jazz clubs, providing a big city sound paired with southern hospitality.  Headliners include local legends, recording artists, notable touring acts, and Grammy winners.  Plan the ultimate date night, celebrate a special occasion, or mingle with jazz enthusiasts at the hottest new venue in town!

 

"Great atmosphere and great live music. 

We will definitely visit again!"

Joe Griffin ~ Facebook

 

Theatre

SHOWS:

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

Lobby Bar

LIVE MUSIC:

SUNDAY-TUESDAY

What's Playing?

Experience world-class entertainment performed live in the Forte Theatre

 
  • Instrumental Jazz |  7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Instrumental Jazz | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Jun 23, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Forte Presents an evening of instrumental jazz.  Join some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry for an intimate evening.
  • Porto Seguro featuring Alva Anderson | 7:00pm
    Porto Seguro featuring Alva Anderson | 7:00pm
    Jun 24, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Charleston, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Porto Seguro plays Brazilian choro and bossa nova on flute, mandolin, guitar and bass. Great Jazz Vocalist and violist, Alva Anderson joins them to bring even more joy to your ears.
  • Porto Seguro featuring Alva Anderson | 9:30pm
    Porto Seguro featuring Alva Anderson | 9:30pm
    Jun 24, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Charleston, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Porto Seguro plays Brazilian choro and bossa nova on flute, mandolin, guitar and bass. Great Jazz Vocalist and violist, Alva Anderson joins them to bring even more joy to your ears.
  • Funk Meets Jazz With Aisha Kenyetta | 7:00pm - 09:00pm
    Funk Meets Jazz With Aisha Kenyetta | 7:00pm - 09:00pm
    Jun 25, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Aisha Kenyetta is an accomplished and versatile vocalist, concentrating in Funk and Classic Rock styles. Her biggest musical influences include Chaka Khan and Guns N Roses.
  • Funk Meets Jazz With Aisha Kenyetta | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Funk Meets Jazz With Aisha Kenyetta | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Jun 25, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Aisha Kenyetta is an accomplished and versatile vocalist, concentrating in Funk and Classic Rock styles. Her biggest musical influences include Chaka Khan and Guns N Roses.
  • Legacy: When the Songs Had Meaning   |  7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Legacy: When the Songs Had Meaning | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Jun 26, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Legacy Group is composed of a vocal trio (Legacy) and a dynamic rhythm section (The Unit). The group specializes in performing songs from the 60’s through the 90’s that were made famous by The Stylistics, The Temptations, The Delphonics, Earth Wind and Fire, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, etc.
  • Legacy: When the Songs Had Meaning   |  9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Legacy: When the Songs Had Meaning | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Jun 26, 9:30 PM EDT – Jun 27, 1:30 AM EDT
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Legacy Group is composed of a vocal trio (Legacy) and a dynamic rhythm section (The Unit). The group specializes in performing songs from the 60’s through the 90’s that were made famous by The Stylistics, The Temptations, The Delphonics, Earth Wind and Fire, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, etc.
  • Charleston Magic Show |  3:00pm
    Charleston Magic Show | 3:00pm
    Jun 27, 3:00 PM
    Charleston, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Carl Michael, The Celebrity's Magician, performs audience interactive original magic and Illusions. This family friendly show will lift your spirits and awaken your sense of mystery. As seen on America's Got Talent and TMZ. Carl is winner of the 2017 SC Entertainer of the Year.
  • Charleston Magic Show |  7:00 pm
    Charleston Magic Show | 7:00 pm
    Jun 27, 7:00 PM
    Charleston, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Carl Michael, The Celebrities' Magician, performs audience interactive original magic and Illusions. This family friendly show will lift your spirits and awaken your sense of mystery. As seen on America's Got Talent and TMZ. Carl is winner of the 2017 SC Entertainer of the Year.
  • FORTE Lobby Bar: Joe Clarke at The Piano  |  From 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    FORTE Lobby Bar: Joe Clarke at The Piano | From 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    Jun 28, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 475 King Street, Charleston, SC, USA
    LOBBY BAR SHOW. NO COVER. LIMITED CAPACITY. RSVP. Forte Jazz Lounge features Joe Clarke at the Piano. Joe brings a new twist to the fine art of singing the big band and jazz standards. He often says, "I like a little rock & roll in my jazz and a little jazz in my rock & roll."
  • FORTE Lobby Bar: Joe Clarke at The Piano  |  From 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    FORTE Lobby Bar: Joe Clarke at The Piano | From 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    Jun 29, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 475 King Street, Charleston, SC, USA
    LOBBY BAR SHOW. NO COVER. LIMITED CAPACITY. RSVP. Forte Jazz Lounge features Joe Clarke at the Piano. Joe brings a new twist to the fine art of singing the big band and jazz standards. He often says, "I like a little rock & roll in my jazz and a little jazz in my rock & roll."
  • Instrumental Jazz |  7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Instrumental Jazz | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Jun 30, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Forte Presents an evening of instrumental jazz.  Join some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry for an intimate evening.
  • FORTE Presents: Forte Jazz Trio |  From 7:00pm to 09:00
    FORTE Presents: Forte Jazz Trio | From 7:00pm to 09:00
    Jul 01, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 475 King Street, Charleston, SC, USA
    Forte Jazz Lounge features Charleston's most entertaining and accomplished jazz musicians. You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites brought to you by Forte Jazz Lounge!
  • FORTE Presents: Forte Jazz Trio  |  From 9:30pm to 11:00pm
    FORTE Presents: Forte Jazz Trio | From 9:30pm to 11:00pm
    Jul 01, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 475 King Street, Charleston, SC, USA
    Forte Jazz Lounge features Charleston's most entertaining and accomplished jazz musicians. You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites brought to you by Forte Jazz Lounge!
  • First Fridays with Alva Anderson | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    First Fridays with Alva Anderson | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Jul 02, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    An accomplished violist, Alva sings jazz, blues and folk songs from around the world. Alva has toured in Europe and has played with orchestras accompanying Carmen MacRea, and Dizzy Gillespie.
  • First Fridays with Alva Anderson | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    First Fridays with Alva Anderson | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Jul 02, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    An accomplished violist, Alva sings jazz, blues and folk songs from around the world. Alva has toured in Europe and has played with orchestras accompanying Carmen MacRea, and Dizzy Gillespie.
  • Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays / Independence Day With Joe Clarke Big Band and The Fortettes | 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays / Independence Day With Joe Clarke Big Band and The Fortettes | 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Jul 03, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Joe Clarke Big Band during the Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays, salute to our armed forces during our Independence Day celebration with the special appearance of The Fortettes! a beautiful tribute to The Andrew's Sisters!
  • Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays / Independence Day With Joe Clarke Big Band and The Fortettes | 9:30pm-11:00pm
    Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays / Independence Day With Joe Clarke Big Band and The Fortettes | 9:30pm-11:00pm
    Jul 03, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Joe Clarke Big Band during the Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays, salute to our armed forces during our Independence Day celebration with the special appearance of The Fortettes! a beautiful tribute to The Andrew's Sisters!

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