The hopping scene upstairs at Mistral (99 S. Market St., 843-722-5708) has been red-hot during the Jazz Artists of Charleston‘s independent Upstairs at Mistral series. The 13-night series winds down this week with double-sets from the Tommy Gill Trio on Wed. June 3, Scandal in Bohemia on Thurs. June 4, and Tenor Madness on Fri. June 5.
Acclaimed pianist Tommy Gill’s trio (with Jake Holwegner and Ron Wiltrout) handle a variety of standards and improv. Exotic acoustic combo Scandal in Bohemia — accordionist Nathan Koci (returning from N.Y.C.), flautist David Heywood, sax player Robert Lewis, bassist Jeremy Wolf, and percussionist Ron Wiltrout — plays an oddball mix of “accordion-inspired jazz and eclectic originals” and surprises. “Tenor Madness” features the tenor saxophone stylings of Robert Lewis and Mark Sterbank, backed by pianist Tommy Gill, bassist Kevin Hamilton, and drummer David Patterson. Originals and standards.
Presented by the Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC), this is an independently-produced jazz series. Concert entrance is at 180 Meeting Street (through the band building lobby). Each act plays two separate sets at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 (per set).