The Lowcountry Oral History Alliance spotlights the work of the Charleston Jazz Initiative at its meeting on Wednesday.

The gathering’s focus will underscore the alliance’s effort to promote collaborative oral history gathering among students, historians, archivists and preservationists.

CJI has collected more than 50 oral interviews as part of its mission to document the African-American jazz traditions of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Musicians who are the subjects of such interviews include Freddie Green, Jimmy Heath, James Jamerson, Edmund Thornton Jenkins and Jabbo Smith.

CJI, which is based at the College of Charleston, observes its 10th anniversary this year (

The 6 p.m. gathering will be at the South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting St. RSVP to or call 723-3225, ext. 14. Space is limited.