On Monday, August 3, the Coastal Jazz Association held a press conference at Blowin’ Smoke Restaurant, 514 Martin Luther King, Blvd., to announce the line-up for the 2009 Savannah Music Festival to be held on September 20-27, 2009. Among the performers will be pianist Mose Alison, saxophonist Grace Kelly, Ben Riley Trio, guitarist Jim Hall, and many others.
Pictured above are (l-r): Ligel Lambert, designer of the 2009 Savannah Jazz Festival and Skip Jennings, First Vice-President unveiled the 2009 poster, which features a likeness of drummer and Savannah native Ben Riley. Also in attendance at the press conference were Coastal Jazz Association officers and board members including Lacy Manigult, CJA President.
The festival will kick off Sunday, September 20 at 5pm at Blowin’ Smoke. Thursday through Sunday festival will be held at Forsyth Park.