Last week Savannah Tribune was proud to announce the 32nd annual Savannah Jazz Festival beginning Sunday September 22. The week’s lineup continues on to Silent Film Night with Live Jazz on Monday night featuring Jody Espina & Tricycle at 7:30 p.m. in Habersham Village. This New York City Based Trio will perform original compositions accompanying the Silent films of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Felix the Cat. The music is fully composed and timed to the films, yet written in a loose Jazz combo style, which leaves ample room for improvisation. The following Tuesday night Eric Jones Quartet appears at 6:30 p.m. Eric Jones was born in Moultrie, Ga and started to play piano by the age of 5. His Savannah Jazz Festival band includes some of the area’s finest musicians: Jody Espina – sax, Delbert Felix – bass, Sean Bolden – drums, and Claire Frazier – vocals.
Follow the sounds into Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. with Velvet Caravan. When five of Savannah’s most skilled musicians deem their genre ‘European redneck music,’ you know you’re in for an unforgettable treat. Combining Gypsy Jazz, HonkyTonk, Swing and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor. The night continues on with Bob Masteller & The Jazz Corner Allstars at 7:30 p.m. Bob Masteller is the owner of the nationally recognized “The Jazz Corner” on Hilton Head Island. You can hear multi-jazz sounds from Gershwin to Jobim, played by Mr. Masteller and his multi-talented band!
For more information, and the entire list of performances, please visit savannahjazzfestival.org.