Pulling from over 100 years of animation from around the world, The Queen’s Cartoonists bring animated films to life, perfectly synchronizing their performances with the films projected on stage. The band matches the energy of the cartoons, leading the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy.
Get ready to swing, scat, and tap your toes at the most extraordinary Jazz concert designed just for kids! Join us for an enchanting afternoon of rhythm and improvisation as we introduce young music enthusiasts to the magical world of Jazz. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Click the button below or call the Box Office at 803-276-6264 to reserve your spot today!
The Eric Mintel Quartet (EMQ) has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying Jazz for years! Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill (sax/flute), Jack Hegyi (bass), and Dave Mohn (drums), The EMQ is best known for its tribute to Dave Brubeck and its performance of many Eric Mintel originals. Brubeck himself says, "As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel, Jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom!”
The Newbery College Jazz Big Band has a long, storied tradition. It serves as the keystone for the Newberry College Jazz Festival that takes place every March and has been running for over 60 years. The Jazz Big Band, led by Dr. Jerry Gatch, traditionally ends each academic year with a “graduation concert” right before commencement. Come and hear them finish off another school year with some jazz favorites as well as contemporary compositions.