JOEY MORANT - ALL THAT JAZZ INC
is a 501c3 LEGACY FOUNDATION....
* Helping our MUSICALLY gifted YOUTH, (middle school & High school), achieve their CREATIVE & PERFORMING goals, through SCHOLARSHIPS & other resources.
* FUNDRAISING and forming PARTNERSHIPS in support of SCIENTIFIC research, to find the CAUSES & a CURE for PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY.
Motivating OUR YOUTH through their LOVE of MUSIC.
Awakening their ability to self-discipline and enabling them to persevere, despite their circumstances.
Unlocking their self-confidence, self-esteem, inner-strength, as well as their respect and appreciation for
their PARENTS, FAMILIES, TEACHERS, LEADERS, & COMMUNITIES.
Hence, helping to raise up OUR next MUSICAL & COMMUNITY LEADERS!
THE LIFE OF JOEY MORANT
Born on August 11, 1938 Joey was the second child born to the late Louis N. Short and Annabelle Morant of Charleston, South Carolina. He received his formal education in Charleston's public
schools, Henry P. Archer Elementary School and Burke High School.
He then served valiantly in the U.S. Army before attending college at the University
of Hartford College of Music and the College of Charleston.
By grade 8, Joey began to excel in music and gave his teachers and peers a glimpse into the tremendous future he had in store. In high school, he participated in both the marching band and concert band, and he played in a jazz group with Fletcher Linton, Holland "Toby" Daniels, Dr. Eugene Hunt,Michael Graves, Oscar Rivers, Lonnie Hamilton Ill and George Kenny.
He was a performer with the Carolina Stompers and toured with the Jenkins
Orphanage Band and the Metronome All-Stars. He later traveled the cast coast
between Charleston, SC and Boston, MA, and performed with industry greats
such as Ray Charles, Les Paul, James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel
Hampton, Paul McCartney, and many, many more.
His talent gave him the opportunity to perform around the world, including in Russia, England,France, Sweden, Japan, China, Ukraine and Canada; and was heralded as technical master of all brass instruments and many other wind instruments.
Joey was a remarkably energetic, captivating and commanding entertainer. In the early 1980s, after many years of performing, touring, and recording around the world, until he returned home to Charleston where he became an integral part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, serving as chairman of the MOJA Arts Festival.
He performed throughout the Lowcountry for the next two decades and ultimately returned to New York City, where he continued performing, recording and promoting the education and legacy of jazz.
Joey was a loving husband and father. He and his wife raised six children together and were both deeply committed to the music and the public education their children received. Most notably, they instilled in them the importance of love, friendship and leadership.
Joey left this legacy to his wife, Mrs. Linda Morant, their children: Bobby Jones, Joseph Nathaniel Jr., Jonathan Mark Vivaldi, Augustus Bartholomew Obadiah, Giovanni Christian, Sonia Alicia
and Raphael Andre Amadeus; 16 grandchildren; and his sister, Mildred
Joey Morant has justly earned the respect, admiration and high regard
of all with whom he came into contact, and the City of Charleston has
sustained a great loss in his death.
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