January 12 // Holy Cross, Sullivan's Island
Charlton Singleton has performed in France, Great Britain, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Canada, The Netherlands, as well as many great cities throughout the United States. He is a founding member of an ensemble called Ranky Tanky, reaching the top of the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon Contemporary Jazz charts and winning the 2019 Grammy Award for “Best Regional Roots Album”. In 2022 the band’s live recorded set at the prestigious New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was nominated for and won the Grammy Award in the same category. In 2021 he was the recipient of the SC Governor’s Award, the highest honor for the arts in the state of South Carolina. In March of 2023 Charlton was appointed by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Charleston as the Artistic Director of the MOJA Arts Festival – a multi-disciplinary festival produced annually and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. Mr. Singleton is also the organist and choir director at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Charleston, SC. In November of 2016 he was named the inaugural Artist in Residence at the recently renovated Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston. He remained in this position until July 2019; at that point he was named Artist in Residence Emeritus. In this position he continues to lead the Summer Youth Jazz Orchestra Camp as well as lead the “Jazz Through the Ages” assembly, which attracts a capacity crowd of students at the Gaillard Center.