Artist Talks


Venue: Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston

Duration: Approximately 1 hour


Fud at 100: A Centennial Celebration
May 28 at 5:00pm
Simons Center Recital Hall

Born in Charleston in 1906, Joseph “Fud” Livingston worked alongside the legends of early jazz, and authored the classic song, “I’m Thru With Love.” Mayor John Tecklenburg—a musician and Livingston’s great nephew—and historian Karen Chandler—co-founder of the Charleston Jazz Initiative—discuss Livingston’s legacy with music critic Larry Blumenfeld. 

The Spoleto Celebration Concert program includes Livingston’s work.

Trumpeting Truth: A Conversation with Terence Blanchard
June 3 at 3:00pm
Simons Center Recital Hall

Multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard discusses with music critic Larry Blumenfeld how arts, advocacy, and social justice issues intersect in his career as a bandleader, film composer, and educator, and within the music community.

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