Charleston's Premier Jazz Club

Experience Charleston's finest live jazz music located in the heart of the King St. nightlife district.  Cozy couches and candlelit bistro tables await you, carefully spaced for your social distancing comfort.  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!

 

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"Great atmosphere and great live music.  We will definitely visit again!"

Joseph Griffin, via Facebook

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The Venue

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Forte Theatre

Live stage shows Wed-Sat - Tickets

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Lobby Wine Bar

Enjoy live jazz Sun-Tues - No Cover

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Experience world-class entertainment performed live in the Forte Theatre

  • Guy Singer Series: Robbie Madison | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 04, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Guy Singer Series brings you the hits of the greats. This week we feature gospel and jazz artist, Robbie Madison. A passionate creative, Madison works to preserve the improvisational scat singing style.
  • Guy Singer Series: Robbie Madison | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 04, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Guy Singer Series brings you the hits of the greats. This week we feature gospel and jazz artist, Robbie Madison. A passionate creative, Madison works to preserve the improvisational scat singing style.
  • First Fridays with Alva Anderson | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 05, 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
    Mar 05, 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" With Joe Clarke Big Band | 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Mar 06, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Don't miss Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays featuring all your favorite hits and the Joe Clarke Big Band!
  • "Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays" With Joe Clarke Big Band | 9:30pm-11:00pm
    Mar 06, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Don't miss Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays featuring all your favorite hits and the Joe Clarke Big Band!
  • Brett Belanger Trio | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Mar 10, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Brett Belanger Trio presents an evening of instrumental jazz.  Brett calls Charleston home, and performs throughout the east coast.  Joined by some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry, Brett and his band are a favorite resident act at Forte.
  • Forte Presents | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 11, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Forte Presents | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 11, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Forte Presents | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 12, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Forte Presents | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 12, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • 2nd Saturdays with Gracie & Lacy: Fly Me To The Moon | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    As seen in NYC, sister act Gracie & Lacy team up with local legend Joe Clarke and the fabulous Forte Jazz Trio for classic hits from the Space Race Era! Enjoy the signature harmonies to intricate tap dancing of Gracie & Lacy every 2nd Saturday!
  • 2nd Saturdays with Gracie & Lacy: Fly Me To The Moon | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 13, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    As seen in NYC, sister act Gracie & Lacy team up with local legend Joe Clarke and the fabulous Forte Jazz Trio for classic hits from the Space Race Era! Enjoy the signature harmonies to intricate tap dancing of Gracie & Lacy every 2nd Saturday!
  • Pure Concert Series: Elise Testone | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    BlackNoyze will join Elise whose incredible stage presence and vocal maturity rank with the best, Elise Testone is the perfect combination of soul, rock, attitude and restraint. Testone has toured extensively and has appeared on such popular TV programs as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and more.
  • Pure Concert Series: Elise Testone | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 14, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    BlackNoyze will join Elise whose incredible stage presence and vocal maturity rank with the best, Elise Testone is the perfect combination of soul, rock, attitude and restraint. Testone has toured extensively and has appeared on such popular TV programs as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and more.
  • Brett Belanger Trio | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Mar 17, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Brett Belanger Trio presents an evening of instrumental jazz.  Brett calls Charleston home, and performs throughout the east coast.  Joined by some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry, Brett and his band are a favorite resident act at Forte.
  • Girl Singer Series | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 18, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Girl Singer Series brings you the hits of the greats. Forte Jazz Lounge features Charleston's most entertaining and accomplished jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Girl Singer Series | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 18, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    The Girl Singer Series brings you the hits of the greats. Forte Jazz Lounge features Charleston's most entertaining and accomplished jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • An Evening with Charles Grant | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 19, 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.
  • An Evening with Charles Grant | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 19, 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.
  • Joe Clarke Sings | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Joe Clarke Sings is a brand new series headlining Charleston's very own. Owner of Forte Jazz Lounge, Joe Clarke has kept jazz history and music alive in the Lowcountry for over 30 years. 
  • Joe Clarke Sings | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 20, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Joe Clarke Sings is a brand new series headlining Charleston's very own. Owner of Forte Jazz Lounge, Joe Clarke has kept jazz history and music alive in the Lowcountry for over 30 years. 
  • Brett Belanger Trio | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Mar 24, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Brett Belanger Trio presents an evening of instrumental jazz.  Brett calls Charleston home, and performs throughout the east coast.  Joined by some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry, Brett and his band are a favorite resident act at Forte.
  • Gino Castillo & the Cuban Cowboys | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 25, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    GC & the Cuban Cowboys are the most popular and accomplished musicians. Get ready for a night of Cuban music.
  • Gino Castillo & the Cuban Cowboys | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 25, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    GC & the Cuban Cowboys are the most popular and accomplished musicians. Get ready for a night of Cuban music.
  • Gatsby Night! | 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Mar 26, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Don your fedora and pearls as Forte brings back the full Gatsby experience of the Roaring Twenties and Thirties!
  • Gatsby Night! | 9:30pm-11:00pm
    Mar 26, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Don your fedora and pearls as Forte brings back the full Gatsby experience of the Roaring Twenties and Thirties!
  • Forte Presents | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mar 27, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Forte Presents | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Mar 27, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Brett Belanger Trio | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Mar 31, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Brett Belanger Trio presents an evening of instrumental jazz.  Brett calls Charleston home, and performs throughout the east coast.  Joined by some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry, Brett and his band are a favorite resident act at Forte.
  • Guy Singer Series | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Apr 01, 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 jazz musicians. You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Guy Singer Series | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Apr 01, 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 jazz musicians. You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • First Fridays with Alva Anderson | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Apr 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
    Apr 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" With Joe Clarke Big Band | 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Apr 03, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Don't miss Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays featuring all your favorite hits and the Joe Clarke Big Band!
  • "Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays" With Joe Clarke Big Band | 9:30pm-11:00pm
    Apr 03, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Don't miss Swingin' Sinatra Saturdays featuring all your favorite hits and the Joe Clarke Big Band!
  • Brett Belanger Trio | Hospitality Night | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Apr 07, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Brett Belanger Trio presents an evening of instrumental jazz.  Brett calls Charleston home, and performs throughout the east coast.  Joined by some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry, Brett and his band are a favorite resident act at Forte.
  • Forte Presents | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Apr 08, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Forte Presents | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Apr 08, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Forte Presents | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Apr 09, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Forte Presents | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Apr 09, 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 jazz musicians.  You won't want to miss this evening of jazz favorites!
  • Gracie & Lacy: Nat & Natalie Cole | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Apr 10, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    As seen in NYC, sister act Gracie & Lacy team up with local legend Joe Clarke and the fabulous Forte Jazz Trio for classic hits of Nat King Cole and his daughter, Natalie! Enjoy the signature harmonies to intricate tap dancing of Gracie & Lacy every 2nd Saturday!
  • Gracie & Lacy: Nat & Natalie Cole | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Apr 10, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    As seen in NYC, sister act Gracie & Lacy team up with local legend Joe Clarke and the fabulous Forte Jazz Trio for classic hits of Nat King Cole and his daughter, Natalie! Enjoy the signature harmonies to intricate tap dancing of Gracie & Lacy every 2nd Saturday!
  • Joe Clarke Sings Billy Joel & Elton John | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Jun 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Back by popular demand, Forte's owner Mr. Joe Clarke himself headlines with the hits of Elton John and Billy Joel! We know you know all the words - come join us!
  • Joe Clarke Sings Billy Joel & Elton John | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Jun 19, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Back by popular demand, Forte's owner Mr. Joe Clarke himself headlines with the hits of Elton John and Billy Joel! We know you know all the words - come join us!

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