21 Dec 2020
The show will go on, though in a little different format with the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival, set Sept. 23-27.
A full lineup of jazz greats are slated to perform, including Buckwheat Zydeco Jr., Brian Miller, the Dave Potter Quartet, Emmet Cohen Trio, Jazmin Ghent, Latin Caravan and many more. An additional movie night on Sept. 23 includes online streaming of Clint Eastwood’s documentary, “Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way,” which celebrates the legendary performer for his 100th birthday.
Live performances will be held in the outdoor covered garden at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. But … here’s the thing … only 50 people will be in the audience during each performance. Random winners will win a pair of tickets to attend the live performances on one specific date during the Festival.
If you are not selected as an audience member, no worries. Savannah Jazz is live-streaming 16 shows worldwide in partnership with WSAV and Dick Broadcasting Radio stations.
Watch from your luxury digs with a vacation stay and enjoy all Savannah has to offer. The Savannah Jazz History and Hall of Fame Exhibit is scheduled to open at the Savannah History Museum in September. The exhibit includes artifacts, displays and interactive media to depict the history of jazz in the region, from its birth through the modern era.
See visuals of the theaters and clubs along old West Broad Street (now MLK Boulevard) that were meccas in the African-American musical tradition. Artifacts include Ben Tucker’s historic bass violin, Jabbo Smith’s trumpet mouthpiece, Johnny Mercer’s straw hat and other memorabilia, artifacts from the estate of James Moody, a Benedetto jazz guitar handcrafted at its Savannah headquarters, mouthpieces for Savannah’s Jody Jazz company, photos and posters from CJA’s acclaimed concerts and festivals, and news articles, recordings, and videos of the legends who performed in Savannah.
This is a must-see for jazz lovers. The Savannah History Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9-5.
While celebrating “all that jazz,” make a stop at the American Prohibition Museum, dedicated to one of the most fascinating periods in U.S. history that accompanied the Jazz Age.
All in all, it sounds like one swell week to us. How ‘bout you?