Street Performers

Music to our ears: Street performers enrich Greenville’s city culture

Meet three of Greenville’s street performers: a 9-year-old kid, “The Hello Kitty Guy,” and an electric violinist.

Trumpeter Pays Tribute To Marsalis With Greenville Jazz Musicians

Trumpeter, vocalist, and bandleader Patrick Lopez has done a lot of things…

Ranky Tanky’s Gullah-inspired jazz comes to Peace Center

When the Charleston jazz quintet Ranky Tanky released their self-titled debut album…

Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band’s first album set for fall release

It must have been quite a sight: A 17-piece big band, all gathered together at Sit-N-Spin recording studio in downtown Greenville, blasting out favorites by Count Basie and Thad Jones, and a lot of their own compositions.

Local musicians hope to foster a burgeoning jazz scene in Greenville

On Thursday night at the end of March, a packed house of music fans, about 60 or so, sat at The Wheel in the West End and listened blissfully as jazz bassist Nicky Orta and guitarist Jorge Garcia played a fantastic set.

For jazz trumpet player Jon Faddis, education and mentorship are key to the genre’s longevity

Trumpeter, bandleader, and educator Jon Faddis is one of the few jazz musicians who can still say he played with the legends of the genre.

The 80-Person Jam Session

Spartanburg Jazz Festival takes over USC Upstate and Wofford for two days

The Fire Tonight goes for ‘the weird stuff’

In an increasingly fast-paced world where you only a have a few seconds to tell people what you’re all about, drummer Stephen Russ of the band The Fire Tonight has come up with a pretty attention-getting description of the trio’s music: “Rage Against the Machine as a piano trio, playing jazz,” he calls it.