Coastal Jazz Association Holds Jazz Rent Party

MaryLou Vandenburg presents painting to jazz legend Ben Tucker
MaryLou Vandenburg presents painting to jazz legend Ben Tucker

On Sunday, January 22, 2012, the Coastal Jazz Association hosted a Jazz Rent Party. The concert featured international jazz musicians including Quentin Baxter internationally renowned jazz drummer, Teddy Adams, renowned trombonist and jazz legend Ben Tucker on bass. Claire Frazier entertained the audience with her rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and Val Davis who sang “Georgia”. The Coastal Jazz Association paid homage to the “Telfair Jazz Society” which was the beginning of the re-energized jazz scene in Savannah and ultimately led to what is now the Coastal Jazz Association in 1978. MaryLou Vandenburg, an artist from Tybee Island presented

Ben Tucker with a painting of him on bass. On the back she wrote: “This is given in appreciation and celebration of your lifetime dedication to revitalize jazz and make it a part of Savannah’s heritage”.The concert brought many jazz lovers out. “It was a great jazzy evening” said one of the attendees.

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