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WHO IS JOEY MORANT?

The City of Charleston recognizes one of its most distinguished citizens, Joey Morant.

Born on August 11, 1938 he 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 Low-country 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

Milligan.

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.

joey.jpg

WHO IS JOEY MORANT?

The City of Charleston recognizes one of its most distinguished citizens, Joey Morant.

Born on August 11, 1938 he 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 Low-country 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

Milligan.

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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JOEY MORANT - ALL THAT JAZZ INC

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