Jack McCray

sp11-WEB-jack-mccray-150Jack McCray has dedicated three decades to researching and preserving the tradition of jazz in the Charleston, SC area. His Charleston Jazz (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) explains how Charleston and the Gullah culture shaped American jazz.

McCray writes a weekly article for the Charleston Post and Courier and is editor, founder, and producer to multiple jazz outlets in Charleston, including the Charleston Jazz Initiative, Jazz Artists of Charleston, Charleston Jazz Orchestra, and the Franklin Street Five.


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