In 2008 Saxophonist Jody Espina and family took up residence in Savannah, GA to be closer to their family. As a musician, Jody certainly has inspired and added depth and dimension to the Savannah music scene. Coastal Jazz Association is thrilled to present Jody Espina in its Sunday Evening concert series, Sunday, August 16th, 2015, from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm, at the historical Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Drive, Savannah.
The concert is $20 for the general public, and FREE for Coastal Jazz Association members, and students with valid student IDs!
The Sunday Concert Series is fulfilling the mission of the Coastal Jazz Association (CJA), to keep Jazz alive in Savannah and preserve its rich history. CJA also has a mission in fundraising and providing scholarships to jazz student musicians. Its programs include the annual Savannah Jazz Festival, monthly jazz concert series, and the Savannah Jazz Hall of Fame.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in 1983, Jody Espina performed and taught music in Barcelona Spain and toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra before settling in New York City in 1985. For the next fifteen years Espina pursued a successful career performing, recording and teaching music, including performing in Broadway pit orchestras, recording movie sound tracks, and teaching jazz as the Director of the Jazz Department at the prestigious Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, New York.
In 2000 Espina founded JodyJazz Saxophone & Clarinet Mouthpieces. Espina attributes the phenomenal growth of the company to a dedication to quality control, innovative designs and the use of cutting edge technologies. Twelve employees run two shifts at the JodyJazz Factory in Savannah, which includes a showroom with a performance venue.
For more information on the concert and membership, www.coastaljazz.org