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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis

Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus and many others. Performing two separate…

Performance Today’s “Piano Puzzler” with Bruce Adolphe and Fred Child

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an episode of “Piano Puzzler,” the hugely popular weekly American Public Media (APM) program hosted by Fred Child as part of APM’s Performance Today. A proven hit among Savannah Music Festival-goers in 2014, “Piano Puzzler” features composer, scholar, author and educator Bruce Adolphe at the piano, challenging the…

Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Generation Y / Camille Thurman & the Darrell Green Quartet

Drummer/bandleader Ulysses Owens Jr. has performed and recorded with many acclaimed jazz artists, including Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller and others. Through his relationships with these great bandleaders, he learned a great deal about Art Blakey and Betty Carter, both of whom had bands that became educational institutions and launched the careers…

David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano

The first chamber music concert of SMF’s 2021 Spring Season is the incomparable duo of David Finckel and Wu Han, with a program entitled “The Immortals.” They are recipients of Musical America’s Artist of the Year Award, one of the highest honors granted by the music industry. The energy, imagination and integrity they bring to…

Rodney Crowell

Renowned singer-songwriter and sage Rodney Crowell, whose astute commentary helped propel the 2019 Ken Burns documentary, Country Music, last appeared at the Savannah Music Festival in 2013 with longtime collaborator Emmylou Harris at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. A protégé of Guy Clark and Mickey Newbury, and bandmate of Vince Gill and Tony Brown in The…

Amythyst Kiah / Jontavious Willis

Originally scheduled to play the first concert of SMF 2020, Tennessee native Amythyst Kiah is one of the brightest new stars on the acoustic/Americana scene. Equally adept on banjo and acoustic guitar, Kiah draws on an eclectic range of influences from old-time music and alternative rock to folk, country and blues. Her recent collaboration with…

Paul Huang, violin & Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang makes recent and forthcoming appearances with the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin, and the Houston Symphony with Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Mr. Huang earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at…

Jeremy Denk, piano

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and in recent seasons has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco…

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis

Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus and many others. Performing two separate…