CHARLESTON - In the heart of Charleston's bustling King St. nightlife district, you can hear the sounds of Big Band music wafting through the air. The warmth of live jazz music draws thousands through the doors of Forte Jazz Lounge each month, and Veterans Day weekend is always a highlight. With patriotic flair and rhythms that make you want to dance, Forte is proud to present two special shows saluting our United States Armed Forces - The Joe Clarke Big Band (Nov. 11th) and Gracie & Lacy (Nov. 13th).
The Joe Clarke Big Band will take centerstage on Veterans Day, November 11th at 7pm. Led by the club owner himself, the ensemble boasts a 13-piece horn section, rhythm, and keys. This USO-themed performance will feature special appearances by the resident vocal harmony trio, The Fortettes. Reserve your tickets here.
Jenna Bohannon Singing with The Joe Clarke Big Band - PHOTO CREDIT: VANESSA KAUFFMANN
On Saturday November 13th, the popular sister duo Gracie & Lacy will headline with "Boogie Woogie Bugle Jam!" The show will feature the sisters' signature harmonies and tap dancing set to patriotic hits that brought America through the war years. Brian Bohannon will be featured on the horn, with Billy McSweeney on trombone and John Phillips on Saxophone. Master of the keys, Nolan Tecklenburg will be joined by Forte's powerhouse rhythm section with John F. Kennedy on bass and Josh Hoover on the drums. Shows will be held at 3pm and 7pm - click here for tickets.
Gracie & Lacy - PHOTO CREDIT: HEATHER RICE