The 2011 Savannah Jazz Festival will kick off with a week of great music September 18- 25, 2011.
The Savannah Jazz Festival, celebrating jazz as a living art form-built on a constantly evolving tradition will offer all types of jazz, from Dixieland, traditional swing, straight-ahead and bop to melodic standards, and funky down-home gutbucket blues.
The festival boasts the best in international, national, regional and local jazz talent. Sponsored by the City of Savannah, the Festival is free and open to the public.
The 2011 Festival line up includes: Sept. 18 — 5-8 p.m. – Jam Session led by Teddy Adams; Sept. 19 — 7-9 p.m. – “Ninety Miles” — a movie on Cuban Jazz (cosponsored by Psychotronic Film Society);Sept. 20 — 7-10 p.m. – Howard Paul Quartet w/Scott Giddens & Jody Espina; Sept. 21 — 7-10 p.m. – George Petit 4 & Bob Masteller & Jazz Corner Quintet; Sept. 22 — 7-11 p.m. – Forsyth Park BLUES NITE; Bottles and Cans, Eric Culberson and Super Chikan;Sept. 23 – 7-11 p.m. Forsyth Park; Huxie Scott & Friends (Hall of Fame Members), Stan Killian Quartet and UNF Band w/Allan Harris;Sept. 24 – 4- 11 p.m. Jazz Composers Sextet; Robert Lewis, Sax; Randall Reese, Sax AASU; Bill Schmid, Trumpet GSU; Dave Springfield, Piano VSU CofC; Frank Duvall, Bass CofC; Steve Primatic. Drums AASU; JB Scott/Lisa Kelly Quintet and Deborah Brown Quartet; Savannah Jazz Orchestra Featuring Wycliffe Gordon & Ron Wilkins, Pat Martino Trio w/Pat Bianchi (B3) and Shawn Hill (Drums); Sept. 25 — 4-6 p.m. – Children’s Jazz Festival, Savannah Arts Academy Starlite Jazz Orchestra and CJA Allstarts.
Sponsored by the City of Savannah, the Festival is free and open to the public.
Food and drink venders on-site.
For more information call 912.920.1317 or go to www.savannahjazzfestival.org.