Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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Wells Fargo Jazz

Valentine’s Day is for all things passionate, and since Spoleto Festival USA adores nothing more than the performing arts, we’ve rounded up performances from the 2017 season that share a common theme: love. That complicated, all-encompassing human experience is expressed in a variety of ways this year—from an […]

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Festival Friday Radio is a weekly blog series showcasing Spoleto Festival USA’s 2017 visiting artists. Each Friday, tune in for these hand-selected playlists that highlight a musician’s top 10 tracks—or get exclusive, artist-curated lists that reflect their own listening preferences.  Cuban musician Pedrito Martinez is a world-class percussionist […]

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This 40th season is bursting at the seams with a diverse collection of musical performances ranging from African inspired jazz to Americana rock. Use the links below to explore the artists that will grace Charleston stages throughout the next 2 weeks:     Randy Weston: LISTEN HERE or BUY […]

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To give Festival attendees a full spectrum of jazz programming to choose from this year, we are offering performances by artists from the classical side of jazz, to Cuban jazz, to African jazz, and even a jazz dance party. Spoleto is fortunate enough to have legendary pianist and composer […]

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Who was Fats Waller?

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller’s life and musical career is being honored this year when pianist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship recipient Jason Moran brings his Fats Waller Dance Party to the College of Charleston Cistern Yard on Saturday, June 4. Here are some Fats Facts to […]

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