Charleston, SC (June 23, 2018) — Dockery's is proud to announce that they have donated a full three-year scholarship to the Charleston Jazz Academy. The presentation of the check occurred last night at the conclusion of a jazz performance by the Charlton Singleton Quintet at the popular Daniel Island restaurant.
The Charleston Jazz Academy brings together highly motivated students in a collaborative and challenging environment to expand their repertoire and nurture the skills of jazz improvisation. It offers students the opportunity to collaborate and learn music and jazz in classes that range from beginning to advanced, from brass to bass. The schools offers private lessons, group classes, workshops, and lectures with master teachers for students of all ages.
"We're so grateful for Dockery's for this donation and for their continuing support," said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director at Charleston Jazz. "This donation contributes to scholarships for talented students who might not be able to study music without financial assistance. By teaching jazz to our youth, we're able to keep Charleston's rich jazz history alive and thriving."
The next Dockery's jazz night will be on July 19th with the Jon Thornton Quartet paying tribute to the iconic West Coast jazz trumpeter and vocalist, Chet Baker. The South Eastern Spine Institute will sponsor a second scholarship for the Charleston Jazz Academy and will make their donation after this performance. Dockery's hopes to collaborate with area businesses to continue to grow the scholarship fund for young musicians throughout the remainder of the year.
For more information on The Charleston Jazz Academy, please visit charlestonjazz.com/academy. For more information on the jazz nights at Dockery's, or to purchase tickets for the next show, visit dockerysdi.com/events.