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Savannah Jazz Fest September 23-30

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The 31st annual Savannah Jazz Fest is upon us!  September 23-30th, enjoy great music, food, and festivities!  The main venue for the Savannah Jazz Fest is in beautiful Forsyth Park, just steps away from The Olde Savannah Inn!  This event is free and you are encouraged to bring a beach towel or folding chairs!  There will also be live Jazz festival performances at Blowin' Smoke, a great BBQ restaurant located near Forsyth Park.

 

The schedule for the event is:

2012 Lineup

 31ST SAVANNAH JAZZ FESTIVAL  

SEPTEMBER 23RD THROUGH  SEPTEMBER 30TH

 

SUNDAY 9/23

Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Jr. Blvd
5PM  Teddy Adams’ Opening Night Jam Session

 

MONDAY 9/24

Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Jr. Blvd
8PM  Jazz Festival Film:  “In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland” (tent)

 

TUESDAY 9/25

Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Jr. Blvd
7PM  The Jody Espina Quartet

 

WEDNESDAY 9/26

Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Jr. Blvd
7PM  Bob Mastellar & The Jazz Corner All Stars
8:30PM  Swing ’42 (Gypsy Jazz from Columbia SC)

 

THURSDAY 9/27

Blues Night at Forsyth Park

6:30PM Amburgey & Hanson
7:10PM  SSU Gospel Choir (tent)
8:15PM  Eric Culberson Band
9:30PM Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials
11PM Late night jam at Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Jr. Blvd

 

FRIDAY 9/28

Forsyth Park
7PM Doc Handy Quintet
8:15PM Jay Stewart Band
9:30PM University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble #1 w/vibraphone legend Warren Chiasson
11PM Late night jam at Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Jr. Blvd

 

SATURDAY 9/29

Forsyth Park

4PM US Navy Band Southeast’s “TGIF”
5:45PM Jazz Hall Of Fame w/Ben Tucker, Eddie Pazant, Teddy Adams, Huxie Scott, and Howard Paul. Guest Artists: Warren Chiasson & Quentin Baxter
7PM Andreas Varady Quartet (14 year old international jazz guitar virtuoso)*
8:15PM Tony Monaco B3 Trio*
9:30PM Savannah Jazz Orchestra featuring sax greats Ed Calle & Sam Skelton**
11PM Late night jam at Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Jr. Blvd

 

SUNDAY 9/30

Children’s Jazz Fest at Forsyth Park * Sponsored by Magic Marc Dunston

4PM Savannah Arts Academy Skylite Orchestra
5PM Savannah County Day School Jazz Band
6PM CJA All Stars

 

More than 30,000 people attended last year's Jazz Fest, so don't wait to book your stay!  We hope that you will choose The Olde Savannah Inn for a memorable and luxurious stay!  Remember, we are only a few steps away from Forsyth Park, making us a perfect choice!

 

Book Now! 

 

*Information on event times from SavannahJazzFestival.org

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