CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It was Jack McCray's passion. The brass, the woodwind, and the percussion of jazz music. And fittingly, the streets of downtown Charleston transformed into those of New Orleans to pay a tribute to the late jazz icon who transformed a genre of music in the Lowcountry.
More than 100 people made the walk through Charleston behind McCray.
Jack was born October 30, 1947 as the eldest of two sons. After leaving Burke High School for Brooklyn Friends in New York City for a better education, McCray returned to Charleston and brought jazz with him.
And those around him felt his love for music.
"It meant so much to me today to be apart of this," says long time friend Mizar Barashango.