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

 

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SHOWS:

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

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LIVE MUSIC:

SUNDAY-TUESDAY

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Experience world-class entertainment performed live in the Forte Theatre

  • Armed Forces Week: Instrumental Jazz |  7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Armed Forces Week: Instrumental Jazz | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    May 12, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    An evening of instrumental jazz in commemoration of Armed Forces Week.  Join some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry for an intimate evening.
  • Armed Forces Week: Girl Singer Series | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Armed Forces Week: Girl Singer Series | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    May 13, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Girl Singer Series: USO Night! Forte is proud to present premier vocalists Jenna Bohannon, Andrea Catangay and Veronica Wilt as they bring back hits of the Andrews Sisters and USO stars through the decades!
  • Armed Forces Week: Girl Singer Series | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Armed Forces Week: Girl Singer Series | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    May 13, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Girl Singer Series: USO Night! Forte is proud to present premier vocalists Jenna Bohannon, Andrea Catangay and Veronica Wilt as they bring back hits of the Andrews Sisters and USO stars through the decades!
  • Armed Forces Week: Joe Clarke Big Band | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Armed Forces Week: Joe Clarke Big Band | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    May 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Salute Armed Forces week with the Joe Clarke Big Band! Enjoy a throwback to vintage USO-style shows, featuring special guest artists and hits of the Great American Songbook.
  • Armed Forces Week: Joe Clarke Big Band | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Armed Forces Week: Joe Clarke Big Band | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    May 14, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Salute Armed Forces week with the Joe Clarke Big Band! Enjoy a throwback to vintage USO-style shows, featuring special guest artists and hits of the Great American Songbook.
  • Armed Forces Week: Joe Clarke Big Band | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Armed Forces Week: Joe Clarke Big Band | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    May 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Salute Armed Forces week with the Joe Clarke Big Band! Enjoy a throwback to vintage USO-style shows, featuring special guest artists and hits of the Great American Songbook.
  • Armed Forces Week: Joe Clarke Big Band | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Armed Forces Week: Joe Clarke Big Band | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    May 15, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Salute Armed Forces week with the Joe Clarke Big Band! Enjoy a throwback to vintage USO-style shows, featuring special guest artists and hits of the Great American Songbook.
  • Jack Brandfield Trio | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Jack Brandfield Trio | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    May 18, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Gut String Records recording artist and New York City native tenor saxophonist Jack Brandfield is a passionate musician who brings his own style in carrying the torch for the great jazz saxophonists and interpreters of the Great American Songbook.
  • Instrumental Jazz |  7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Instrumental Jazz | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    May 19, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    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.
  • Guy Singer Series  | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Guy Singer Series | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    May 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Forte Jazz Lounge features Charleston's most entertaining and accomplished musicians. You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Guy Singer Series  | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Guy Singer Series | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    May 20, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Forte Jazz Lounge features Charleston's most entertaining and accomplished musicians. You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Motown & More with Charles Grant | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Motown & More with Charles Grant | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    May 21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Charles Grant is a premier vocalist with a band comprised of the finest musicians playing the very best Classic R&B hits.
  • Motown & More with Charles Grant | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Motown & More with Charles Grant | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    May 21, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Charles Grant is a premier vocalist with a band comprised of the finest musicians playing the very best Classic R&B hits.
  • Oscar Peterson Tribute with Jonathan Lovett | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Oscar Peterson Tribute with Jonathan Lovett | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    May 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Forte is proud to present one of the region's finest piano talents, Jonathan Lovett and his band. The evening will feature hits of Canadian jazz virtuoso Oscar Peterson, who was fondly regarded as "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington.
  • Oscar Peterson Tribute with Jonathan Lovett | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Oscar Peterson Tribute with Jonathan Lovett | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    May 22, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Forte is proud to present one of the region's finest piano talents, Jonathan Lovett and his band. The evening will feature hits of Canadian jazz virtuoso Oscar Peterson, who was fondly regarded as "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington.
  • Instrumental Jazz |  7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Instrumental Jazz | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    May 26, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    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: Joe Clarke Trio | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Forte Presents: Joe Clarke Trio | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    May 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Forte Jazz Trio features Charleston's most accomplished jazz musicians.  Charleston's Joe Clarke will be featured on the piano, joined by prolific bassist John Kennedy, paired with the intricate rhythms of Josh Hoover on drums.
  • Forte Presents: Joe Clarke Trio | 9:30pm-11:00pm
    Forte Presents: Joe Clarke Trio | 9:30pm-11:00pm
    May 27, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Forte Jazz Trio features Charleston's most accomplished jazz musicians.  Charleston's Joe Clarke will be featured on the piano, joined by prolific bassist John Kennedy, paired with the intricate rhythms of Josh Hoover on drums.

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