Tag: Jazz

Savannah Jazz Festival announces 2013 lineup, new venues

The 2013 Savannah Jazz Festival is coming fast and the detailed schedule has now been released. Here’s the info in the press release: 32ND (2013) ANNUAL SAVANNAH JAZZ FESTIVAL September 22-28, 2013 Sponsored In Part by the City of Savannah…

A true slice of Savannah turns out to say goodbye to Ben Tucker (lots of photos)

Ben Tucker’s passing is certainly one of the saddest and most newsworthy events in recent memory here in Savannah. But the New Orleans-style processional after the funeral service at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension was joyous and beautiful. And…

Ben Tucker remembered with joyous procession and music

It’s about 4 p.m., and it’s pouring rain. I just checked the satellite radar and there are only a couple of dots on it — one of them is drenching downtown Savannah. It seems almost fitting. Ben Tucker was laid…

A few thoughts on the passing of Ben Tucker

Ben Tucker, the 82-year old jazz great and one of Savannah’s leading citizens, was killed today in a tragic accident on Hutchinson Island. My condolences to Ben’s wife Gloria, as well as the rest of Ben’s family and friends. Ben’s…

SMF’s Swing Central Jazz with music under the oaks in Reynolds Square

It was great to see the youthful talent and energy on display, not to mention the obvious diversity that jazz attracts. A lot of kids are forming great memories of Savannah through Swing Central Jazz.

Savannah Children’s Choir sings on Grammy-winning jazz album

The Savannah Children’s Choir recorded backup vocals to the song “Black Gold” by Esperanza Spalding, whose album Radio Music Society won this year’s Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Savannah Jazz Festival: photos of closing night in Forsyth Park

The pics here include Huxsie Scott, Ben Tucker, Warren Chiasson (on the vibraphone), Teddy Adams, Howard Paul, Skip Jennings, Andreas Varady, and Tony Monaco. If you’re not sure who’s who, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments.

Savannah Jazz Festival 2012 schedule and lineup, Sept. 23-30

The 2012 headliners include Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials, Doc Handy Quintet, Jay Stewart Band, Andreas Varady Quartet, and the Tony Monaco B3 Trio.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012 lineup announced

A couple of friends of mine were in New Orleans today. My sister, a geology professor of Tulane, drove them to the Lower Ninth Ward and other areas to show them how and where the levees failed. So NOLA was…