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Forte Jazz Lounge

GRAMMY Winner Charlton Singleton & The Beehive Jazz Orchestra | 9:30pm-11:00pm

GRAMMY Winner Charlton Singleton (Ranky Tanky), brings you his fabulous 10-piece Beehive Orchestra!

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GRAMMY Winner Charlton Singleton & The Beehive Jazz Orchestra | 9:30pm-11:00pm
GRAMMY Winner Charlton Singleton & The Beehive Jazz Orchestra | 9:30pm-11:00pm

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2021, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

About the Show!

Grammy Award Winner Charlton Singleton returns to Forte Jazz Lounge for a night of singin’ and swingin’ with his 10-piece Beehive Jazz Orchestra. Outfitted with some of the most in-demand musicians in the Southeast, they will present a set of Traditional Jazz Standards, Modern Jazz Gems, as well as tunes from Charlton’s latest release, “Crossroads.”

A native of Awendaw, SC, Charlton Singleton began his musical studies at the age of

three on the piano. He would then go on to study the organ, violin, cello, and the trumpet

throughout elementary, middle and high school. In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Arts

in Music Performance from South Carolina State University. Since that time, he has

taught music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as being an

adjunct faculty member at the College of Charleston. In 2008 he co-founded and

became the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra; an 18

piece jazz ensemble of some of the finest professional musicians in the Southeast and

the resident big band in Charleston, SC. Mr. Singleton is also the organist and choir

director at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Charleston, SC. In November of 2016 he was

named the inaugural Artist in Residence at the recently renovated Gaillard Center in

downtown Charleston. He remained in this position until July 2019; at that point he was

named Artist in Residence Emeritus. In this position he continues to lead the Summer

Youth Jazz Orchestra Camp as well as lead the “Jazz Through the Ages” assembly,

which attracts a capacity crowd of students at the Gaillard Center.

As a performer, Charlton leads his own ensembles that vary in size and style. He has

performed in France, Great Britain, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy,

Switzerland, Norway, Canada, The Netherlands, as well as many great cities throughout

the United States. He is a founding member of a new ensemble called Ranky Tanky.

The group is a quintet that interprets the sounds of Gullah from the Southeast Coast of

the United States. In 2017 Ranky Tanky reached the top of the Billboard, iTunes, and

Amazon Contemporary Jazz charts with their self-titled debut recording. In 2019 they

accomplished the same feat with the release of their sophomore effort, “Good Time”,

which recently won the 2019 Grammy Award for “Best Regional Roots Music Album.”

In addition to performing, he is in demand as a speaker, clinician, composer, and

arranger. He has also shared the stage with and/or worked with some of most talented

entertainers in the world, including Bobby McFerrin, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton,

Houston Person, Darius Rucker, Fred Wesley, and Cyrus Chestnut to name a few.

Outside of music and entertainment, he and his wife, MaryJo, are the proud parents of

Shalamar and D’Marcus, as well as their pets...Sassy, Jango, Mojo, Kota Bear,

Pumpkin, and Ginger.


  • VIP

    Cozy couches set closest to the stage.

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  • Premium

    Cocktail tables for 2-3 people set in the middle of the room.

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  • General

    Seats located towards the back and sides of the room.

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  • Virtual Ticket

    Watch and listen to the show from the comfort of your home.

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