T-Ray, the Violinist

Baton Rouge, LA native T-Ray the Violinist has been stringing together perfection for what seems to be the foundation of a legendary career. T-Ray began playing the violin at the tender age of 8 and later picked up the trumpet in middle school, but quickly found his way back to the violin in high school after being inspired by contemporary violinist Michael Ward.

“Listening to Michael Ward’s album was life-changing. I couldn’t even fully comprehend what I was hearing, automatically expecting classical music to escape my speakers. Instead I heard contemporary Jazz on the violin. Songs that I knew the words to were coming from an instrument I never even considered could produce them. That’s when it all clicked.”   


Myrtle Beach Jazz Fest Artist Lineup

Marcus Anderson

One of the premiere saxophonists in the world, Marcus Anderson is not only a sought after solo artist, with eight albums to date…More

Mike Frost and Band

The Mike Frost Band has become a jazz staple in the Carolinas and beyond, regularly appearing on stage in California and in Frost’s native New,… More

James “Bull” Canty

Trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist James “Bull” Canty began his exploration of music on the piano at the age of 3. At 10,…. More

Charlie Snuggs

Charlie Snuggs is a multifaceted electric, acoustic & slide guitarist; who happens to also be a vocalist, with a passion for the ‘Blues’.
Musicians that Charlie Snuggs has performed,…More

Aynor Middle Baby Blue Birds

The Aynor Middle Baby Blue Birds will perform Saturday, September 30, at 9:00am. Welcoming the opportunity to perform at the Jazz Festival are The Baby Blue Notes Show Choir from Aynor Middle School in Galivants Ferry, SC.. More

West African Drummers

Painted Man

A five piece band in Myrtle Beach, SC. R&B, Soul dance show. Band Members: Dontrell Burgess – Vocals, Vince Peeples- Guitar
Alphonso Montgomery – Keyboards…More

Gino Castillo

Jazz artist of the year City Paper Music Awards 2K winer (2013 & 2014 ). Jazz artist of the year Independent Tone winer (2015) Tour, Recording, Educator and Clinician Percussionist, Composer and Singer. His Background included:..More

Ashley Aluv

Ashley A-Luv Doe was born January 4th, 1985 in Greenville, North Carolina to Apostle Willie Doe and Gloria Doe. Ashley comes from a large family and is the youngest of 10 children. Ashley’s love for music started at the age of 4 when he started…More

CC & Company

The groove is undeniable. The beat is infectious. The rhythm is unmistakable. It is true: Chocolate Chip & Company Band is providing funky heat and making it look all so cool..More

Don Colton

Saxophonist Entertainer that has performed to Millions of fans and people over the last 32 + years. Don solo act consists of performances from the top 50 artists one hears on the Smooth Jazz Sirius, More

North Myrtle Beach Middle Jazz Band

North Myrtle Beach Middle Jazz will take the stage on Saturday, September 30, at 9:30am..More

Myrtle Beach Seahawk Show Choir

Myrtle Beach High Seahawk Show Choir will take the stage on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00am…More

Aynor High Jazz Band

The Aynor Jazz Band will perform on Saturday, September 30, at 10:30am. The Aynor High School Band has a long and rich tradition of musical excellence through the years…..More

Carolina Forest High Show Choir

The Carolina Forest High Show Choir will perform on Saturday, September 30, at 11:00am. Kraig McBroom, Director-Carolina Forest High School’s “ShowCase” Show Choir has been..More

Socastee High Jazz Band

Socastee High Jazz Band will perform on Saturday, September 30, at 11:30am. The Socastee Jazz Band is one of the premier jazz bands in the state…More

Special Blend

The Special Blend Experience is an R&B influenced band that has been described as “the hottest new band along the Grand Strand”; specializing in catering to your needs and providing live entertainment for any type of function…More


Shan ‘Shableek ‘ Richardson was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He started his musical career early at the age of 7 playing piano and later began playing the saxophone in school as well as in church…More


“Funky” Leroy Harper, Jr
“Funky” has played with a number of artists and bands to include: James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Stacy Lattasaw, Millie Jackson, Nappy Brown, James Levi (Herbie Hancock-Headhunters), Sylk (founder), Spur of the Moment (founder), Exit Enterprises, Soul Power Posse (founder), and many other all-star bands. More