SC Jazz MAsterworks Ensemble


Founded and directed by Robert Gardiner, the South Carolina Jazz Masterworks Ensemble is comprised of 18 of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Carolinas that strive to present jazz - America’s original music - in its highest artistic form.


Vocals / Kristi Hood

Saxophones / Bill King / Tracy Patterson / Rob Gardiner / Mark Sterbank / Lauren Meccia

Trumpets / Charlie Polk / Mark Rapp / Chuck Dalton / Dick Goodwin

Trombones / Michael Wilkinson / Brad Jepson / Donald Mack / Robert Slade

Rhythm / Amos Hoffman / Bert Ligon / Reggie Sullivan / Kobie Watkins


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January 25, 2019 |


Legendary jazz saxophonist Chris Potter will play “The Great American Songbook” with the SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble on Friday, Jan. 25th at the Newberry Opera House, then join the ensemble for an After Party at Bar Figaro immediately following the concert.

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April 26, 2019 |


Join the SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Robert Gardiner, at the Harbison Theatre for a Carolina Shout! Series concert at 7:30 p.m.