Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

Michael Grofsorean—Michael G. to Festival insiders—has been programming Spoleto jazz since 1980. We sat down with him recently to pick his brain—about music, about artists, about his approach to programming, and about Charleston: SFUSA: How do you select the artists for each season? Michael: I […]

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“Gregory Porter has most of what you would want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn’t know you wanted.” – The New York Times Jazz/soul vocalist Gregory Porter was born in Los Angeles, raised in Bakersfield, California, and now lives […]

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