Our Story

A graduate student of the College of Charleston in 2005, cellist, Andrew Mille created our very first website. Intended to promote our string quartet, trio and duet, we were then known as Classical Charleston. There have been many websites since, and our team and friendships continue to grow, extending into almost every musical genre.

Our lead violinist Tomas Jakubek is now adjunct violin faculty at CofC. He also performs regularly with the Charleston Symphony, along with the core of our string instrumentalists.

Thanks to our roots at CofC, our friends and colleagues also include musicians who studied in the Jazz Program — artists whose contributions have, ever since, been integral to Charleston’s jazz scene.

In 17-plus years we’ve bridged the gap between our musicians, and the many event planners and clients we work with, including area DJs, Specialty and Variety Bands, as well as other service providers we’ve come to know and respect. In 2021, Arlene Felipe became the latest addition to the CE team. In addition to her marketing and social media expertise, she has been instrumental in sourcing talent across the Southeast, and beyond.

We are current members of the Charleston Visitor Bureau’s – Travel Council, a network of travel/hospitality industry professionals in the Charleston metro area. Arlene currently serves on the board of the Charleston Symphony’s Orchestral League.

Our Mission

We believe great music enhances experiences, and creates more lasting memories. While celebrating the art of live music, our team’s roots and values center on hospitality and warm welcomes. Through unique performances, we aim to evoke wonder and joy, while featuring and providing opportunities to exceptional artists.

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Strings – Classical, Pop, Jazz..

Our Strings started us off almost 20 years ago. Hear our ensembles perform unique arrangements of modern pop and jazz standards, everything from Mozart to Taylor Swift!

Ceremony Music
Ceremony Music
Ceremony Music
Classical Music
Ceremony Music
String Pop Covers
Ceremony Music
Jazz & More
Ceremony Music
Film, Movies, TV
Ceremony Music
Irish & Scottish
Ceremony Music
Jewish Weddings
Ceremony Music
Hymns & Christmas

Trusted by Notable Brands + Venues

We take great pride in offering the highest quality performers and service to our clients.

  • Relais & Chateaux Properties
  • Kiawah Island Resort
  • Post and Courier
  • Maersk
  • REV Credit Union
  • Southern Charm
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Patrick Properties Hospitality Group

Need Help Planning Your Event?

Our local and traveling artists span many musical genres. Let’s chat about your upcoming event together, and determine which act fits best.