The Jazz Artists of Charleston announced a change in venue for their fifth annual JAC Jazz Series, which starts on May 23 and runs through June 8. Originally booked at newly renovated venue the Mezz (276 King St., above Sermet’s), they’ve moved the series up the street to Father Figaro Hall (493 King St., between Radcliffe and Morris streets).

A statement from the JAC stated, “Due to unforeseen construction delays, the Mezz will unfortunately not be available for the JAC Jazz Series. Since receiving this news, we have secured an alternate venue that will accommodate the same production, needs, and quality of programming.”

The JAC Jazz Series’ opening-night program, “Four Hands Full of Keys,” features pianists Tommy Gill and Gerald Gregory in two performances (7 p.m. and 10 p.m.). The JAC Jazz Series also includes two special events. Local sax player and arranger Mark Sterbank’s group will present their popular Hymns and Spirituals program at the Circular Congregationalist Church at 8 p.m. on Mon. May 28. The Fifth Annual Holy City Homecomin’ featuring Fred Wesley (of James Brown fame) and the New JBs will hit the Charleston Music Hall stage at 8 p.m. on Tues. May 29.

The JAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the local jazz scene. Visit jazzartistsofcharleston.org and check the listings at the Music+Clubs section at charlestoncitypaper.com for more.

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