The Jewish Educational Alliance will be host to the Fifteenth Annual, “A Musical Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 P.M. at the Jewish Educational Alliance (5111 Abercorn St.).
This year’s event is being co-presented by the Jewish Educational Alliance, the Savannah Jewish Federation Community Relations Council, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association, the Coastal Jazz Association, through a grant from the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Portman’s Music Superstore, and MStar Arts are the event’s sponsors.
There will be a dessert reception at intermission. This very powerful event, which will feature the Savannah Jazz Orchestra, co-led by Teddy Adams and Randall Reese, & The Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Jazz Band, under the baton of Vann Thornton, is part of the official Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Celebration which pays tribute to the birth and life of one of America’s great men of freedom, justice and equality.
The Savannah Jazz Orchestra is comprised of the areas best musicians and has backed some of the biggest names in jazz, including: Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Diane Schuur, Clark Terry and Bobby Watson.
They have performed at most of the Savannah Jazz Festivals and their annual Tribute to the Duke Ellington Concert is a favorite among local jazz fans. The Skyelite Jazz Band has traveled the globe representing Savannah and has won many awards and accolades.
The concert is free and open to the community thanks to the support of the Savannah Jewish Federation and a generous grant from the City of Savannah.