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The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s premiere annual Smooth Jazz event, celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2018 in a dynamic new venue – the Charleston Gaillard Center – and with a stellar lineup of superstar artists and up and coming instrumentalists and vocalists. The festival continues its Labor Day weekend tradition, kicking off Saturday, September 1.

The 2018 headliners include chart-topping genre icons and GRAMMY Award nominees saxophonist Boney James,vocalist Avery*Sunshine, pianist David Benoit and Neo-soul crooner Eric “Erro” Roberson. The stellar festival line up also includes acoustic guitarist Marc Antoine, Nick Colionne and Matt Marshak, keyboardist Brian Simpson and saxophonist Eric Darius. Also featured are flutist Althea Rene, R&B/jazz singer-songwriter Selina Albright, and Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, saxophonist Jazmin Ghent.

The Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival is the primary fundraiser for Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose primary mission is decreasing health disparities and increasing health literacy, especially for African Americans and the underserved in our community, South Carolina, and the nation.

The organization airs radio and television health tips, publishes a weekly e-newsletter, and provides information on social media to improve health literacy. Lectures, seminars, and youth and community activities are also provided by Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc.

Proceeds from our Festival support the mission of Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. and the Thaddeus John Bell, M.D. Endowment Fund. This scholarship fund was created conjointly with the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina to assist students who pursue a health science degree and graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina. This will facilitate an increase in the number of African American health providers in the state.

The Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival and Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. have made contributions, exceeding $250,000, to the Thaddeus John Bell, M.D. Endowment Fund!

Our 10th Anniversary festival will celebrate the life of Tonisha Bell Alston, who dedicated her life to Closing the Gap in Healthcare for African Americans and the underserved, along with the Lowcountry Jazz Festival.

Day One Lineup- Saturday, September 1
Avery Sunshine
David Benoit
Marc Antonie
Althea Rene
Selina Albright
Jazmin Ghent
Other Artists TBA

Day Two Lineup- Sunday, September 2
Boney James
Nick Colionne
Brian Simpson
Eric Darius
Matt Marshak