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Noon30: Lena Jonsson Trio

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Part of the new generation of contemporary folk musicians, Lena Jonsson is one of Scandinavia's most influential fiddlers. Her unique style combines a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music and the youthful sounds of rock, pop, jazz, American old-time and bluegrass. Lena Jonsson is joined by Kristofer Sundström and Ian Carr.

$32

Oumou Sangaré

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8 pm, Thursday, March 28 Referred to as the "songbird of Wassolou," Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré is known worldwide for her vibrant and powerful music. A Grammy Award winner, Sangaré's sound spans traditional to contemporary, with distinctive vocals that have propelled her onto the international stage. Don‚Äôt miss this Savannah Music Festival debut...

$42

Lena Jonsson Trio / Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8:30 pm, Thursday March 28 Part of the new generation of contemporary folk musicians, Lena Jonsson is one of Scandinavia's most influential fiddlers. Her unique style combines a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music and the youthful sounds of rock, pop, jazz, American old-time and bluegrass. Lena Jonsson is joined by Kristofer...

$42

David Finckel, Cello & Wu Han, Piano

Lucas Theatre for the Arts 32 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA, United States

SMF favorites David Finckel and Wu Han return with a program entitled Three Cultures. Recipients of Musical America's "Musicians of the Year" award, David Finckel and Wu Han enjoy a multi-faceted musical life that encompasses performing, recording and artistic direction at the highest levels. Join us on stage at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts...

$57

Oumou Sangaré

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 5 pm, Thursday, March 28 Referred to as the "songbird of Wassolou," Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré is known worldwide for her vibrant and powerful music. A Grammy Award winner, Sangaré's sound spans traditional to contemporary, with distinctive vocals that have propelled her onto the international stage. Don't miss this Savannah Music Festival debut...

$42

Lena Jonsson Trio/ Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 5 pm, Thursday, March 28 Part of the new generation of contemporary folk musicians, Lena Jonsson is one of Scandinavia's most influential fiddlers. Her unique style combines a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music and the youthful sounds of rock, pop, jazz, American old-time and bluegrass. Lena Jonsson is joined by Kristofer...

$42

Marta Pereira da Costa feat. Duarte / Bridget Kibbey’s “Bach to Brazil”

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8:30 pm, Friday, March 29 Marta Pereira da Costa is the first and likely only professional female Portuguese guitar player specifically versed in fado, the soulful music from Portugal recently acknowledged by UNESCO as part of the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage. She draws on threads of fado, jazz and Brazilian folk music, and...

$42

Bayou Boogie! A Tribute to Clifton Chenier “The King of Zydeco” Feat. C.J. Chenier, Marcia Ball & The Red Hot Louisiana Band

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 9 pm, Friday, March 29 Clayton Joseph Chenier is Creole music royalty. His father, the legendary Clifton Chenier, invented the style of music we know today as Zydeco and was the first Creole musician to be recognized with a Grammy Award. Marcia Ball's rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf...

$42.00

Marta Pereira da Costa feat. Duarte / Bridget Kibbey’s “Bach to Brazil”

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 5 pm, Friday, March 29 Marta Pereira da Costa is the first and likely only professional female Portuguese guitar player specifically versed in fado, the soulful music from Portugal recently acknowledged by UNESCO as part of the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage. She draws on threads of fado, jazz and Brazilian folk music, and...

$42

Bayou Boogie! A Tribute to Clifton Chenier “The King of Zydeco” Feat. C.J. Chenier, Marcia Ball & The Red Hot Louisiana Band

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 6 pm, Friday, March 29 Clayton Joseph Chenier is Creole music royalty. His father, the legendary Clifton Chenier, invented the style of music we know today as Zydeco and was the first Creole musician to be recognized with a Grammy Award. Marcia Ball's rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf...

$42.00

Noon30: Marta Pereira da Costa feat. Duarte [rescheduled]

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Marta Pereira da Costa is the first and likely only professional female Portuguese guitar player specifically versed in fado, the soulful music from Portugal recently acknowledged by UNESCO as part of the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage. She draws on threads of fado, jazz and Brazilian folk music, and is joined by fado singer Duarte for...

$32

Noon30: Germán López: ALMA [cancelled]

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Seven years after his sensational SMF debut, bandleader and timple virtuoso Germán López returns with ALMA, a project comprised of musical collaborators performing his boldly original music. The timple soars above its assumed role as an accompanying instrument in his hands. Through ALMA, López connects listeners with flavorful melodies, rhythms and Canary Island "soul". Please...

$32.00

The Art of the Kora: Derek Gripper & Ballaké Sissoko

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8 pm, Saturday, March 30 Malian virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko is considered one of the greatest touring kora players. He joins Derek Gripper, a renowned South African guitarist, whose love of the kora set him to transcribing and recording some of its greatest works. In this collaboration, Sissoko and Gripper explore the ancient musical...

$42.00

Dervish

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 30 Dervish is renowned for their live performances, which combine dazzling sets of Irish tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. Having recently received a lifetime achievement award from the BBC, all six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in northwest...

$42.00

Dubhe Ensemble feat. Joseph Conyers

Congregation Mickve Israel 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, United States

Savannah native Joseph H. Conyers is a highly acclaimed, multi-faceted artist whose innovative work in music education and youth advocacy has been recognized internationally. Now principalbass of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Conyers is also the artistic director and founder of Dubhe, a collective of some of the most influential chamber and orchestral musicians in the world...

$57.00

The Art of the Kora: Derek Gripper & Ballaké Sissoko

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 5:30 pm, Saturday, March 30 Malian virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko is considered one of the greatest touring kora players. He joins Derek Gripper, a renowned South African guitarist, whose love of the kora set him to transcribing and recording some of its greatest works. In this collaboration, Sissoko and Gripper explore the ancient musical...

$42.00

Dervish

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 6 pm, Saturday, March 30 Dervish is renowned for their live performances, which combine dazzling sets of Irish tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. Having recently received a lifetime achievement award from the BBC, all six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in northwest...

$42.00

Event Series Encounters Artist Talks

Frank Stewart in Conversation Dr. Walter Evans

Jepson Center 207 W York St, Savannah, United States

Frank Stewart, Savannah Music Festival's long-time photographer, discusses his life and work with Dr. Walter Evans. Stewart's NEXUS: AN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNEY, 1960S TO THE PRESENT, is currently on display at the Jepson Center. About the Exhibition: Frank Stewart’s Nexus is the first major museum exhibition of photographer Frank Stewart’s work and centers on his sensitive...

Free

TISRA: Zakir Hussain Trio with Debopriya Chatterjee and Sabir Khan

Trustees Theater 216 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain is proud to present TISRA (three) with two of India's finest young musicians: Sabir Khan and Debopriya Chatterjee. This trio includes tabla (drum), sarangi (strings), and bansuri (bamboo flute), a combination not often heard on the classical stage. Sarangi and bansuri, both folk instruments, have roots in ancient India and its...

$45.00
Event Series Faircloth Jazz Series

Warren Wolf & Wolfpack: History of the Vibes / Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8 pm, Wednesday, April 3 Isaiah J. Thompson is the 2023 Cole Porter Fellow with the American Pianists Association. Thompson has performed with many acclaimed jazz artists, including Ron Carter, John Pizzarelli, Christian McBride, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Buster Williams. As a performer, he focuses on emitting love, spirit and respect, and conveying...

$42.00
Event Series Faircloth Jazz Series

Warren Wolf & Wolfpack: History of the Vibes / Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 4:30 pm, Wednesday, April 3 Isaiah J. Thompson is the 2023 Cole Porter Fellow with the American Pianists Association. Thompson has performed with many acclaimed jazz artists, including Ron Carter, John Pizzarelli, Christian McBride, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Buster Williams. As a performer, he focuses on emitting love, spirit and respect, and conveying...

$42
Event Series Faircloth Jazz Series

Stephane Wrembel Quartet / Tatiana Eva-Marie & Avalon Jazz Band

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8:30 pm, Thursday, April 4 Widely considered one of the masters of the Django Reinhardt style, French guitarist Stephane Wrembel's music has expanded to incorporate jazz, blues, classical, swing, flamenco and rock 'n' roll. He immersed himself in Django's native Sinti culture (a Western European Roma group), learning from Sinti guitarists Angelo Debarre...

$42.00
Event Series Faircloth Jazz Series

Stephane Wrembel Quartet / Tatiana Eva-Marie & Avalon Jazz Band

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 5 pm, Thursday, April 4 Widely considered one of the masters of the Django Reinhardt style, French guitarist Stephane Wrembel's music has expanded to incorporate jazz, blues, classical, swing, flamenco and rock 'n' roll. He immersed himself in Django's native Sinti culture (a Western European Roma group), learning from Sinti guitarists Angelo Debarre...

$42.00
Event Series Faircloth Jazz Series

Noon30: Stephane Wrembel Quartet

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Widely considered one of the masters of the Django Reinhardt style, French guitarist Stephane Wrembel's music has expanded to incorporate jazz, blues, classical, swing, flamenco and rock 'n' roll. He immersed himself in Django's native Sinti culture (a Western European Roma group), learning from Sinti guitarists Angelo Debarre and Serge Krief. Wrembel then pursued studies...

$32.00

Crescent City Funk: Dumpstaphunk / Cha Wa

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Dumpstaphunk is simply one of the funkiest bands out of the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and composed of Neville and Meters family bloodlines, the group ignites deep, gritty grooves that keep audiences on their feet. Alongside Tony Hall, Nick Daniels, Alex Wasily, John Michael Bradford and Deven Trusclair, cousins...

$42

Escher String Quartet feat. Philip Dukes

Trinity United Methodist Church 127 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. Violinists Adam Barnett-Hart and Brendan Speltz have been residents in the Philip Dukes & Friends series for the past two seasons. For this season of SMF, the full quartet returns for their first featured appearance since 2021, welcoming Dukes to...

$57.00

Doc and Earl: Doc at 100 / Tony Trischka’s EarlJam

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs both had transformative impacts on bluegrass and American acoustic music. Celebrating their 100th birth years, this co-bill spotlights each of their musical legacies through stories, tunes and songs. Doc at 100 pulls together friends and former musical collaborators of Arthel "Doc" Watson, also featuring commentary from Ted Olson, author of...

$42.00

Crescent City Funk: Dumpstaphunk / Cha Wa

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 5:30 pm, Friday, April 5 Dumpstaphunk is simply one of the funkiest bands out of the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and composed of Neville and Meters family bloodlines, the group ignites deep, gritty grooves that keep audiences on their feet. Alongside Tony Hall, Nick Daniels, Alex Wasily,...

$42

Noon30: Tony Trischka

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Tony Trischka is considered one of the most influential living banjo players. Trischka's EarlJam honors Scruggs, the pioneer of a unique three-finger banjo style and one of the most important figures in bluegrass. "The depth of Earl's genius becomes ever more apparent when I transcribe his solos, which I've been doing my entire life and...

$32.00

Cajun Dance Party: The Savoy Family Cajun Band

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 7 pm, Saturday, April 6 Aptly named the "First Family of Cajun Music," the Savoy Family Cajun Band hails from Eunice, Louisiana. Patriarch and celebrated accordion builder Marc Savoy is a National Heritage Fellow. His wife Ann Savoy wrote a well-known book on Cajun music history, and has produced numerous recordings with the...

$42.00

Latin Dance Party: Orquesta Akokán

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 9 pm, Saturday, April 6 Led by dynamic singer José "Pepito" Gómez, producer Jacob Plasse, arranger Michael Eckroth and the "island's greatest instrumentalists" (The New York Times), Orquesta Akokán has a cohesion forged by years of international touring. The Cuban powerhouse ensemble's sound has blossomed into an intimate dialogue between good friends, allowing...

$42.00

Cajun Dance Party: The Savoy Family Cajun Band

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 4:30 pm, Saturday, April 6 Aptly named the "First Family of Cajun Music," the Savoy Family Cajun Band hails from Eunice, Louisiana. Patriarch and celebrated accordion builder Marc Savoy is a National Heritage Fellow. His wife Ann Savoy wrote a well-known book on Cajun music history, and has produced numerous recordings with the...

$42.00

Latin Dance Party: Orquesta Akokán

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 6 pm, Saturday, April 6 Led by dynamic singer José "Pepito" Gómez, producer Jacob Plasse, arranger Michael Eckroth and the "island's greatest instrumentalists" (The New York Times), Orquesta Akokán has a cohesion forged by years of international touring. The Cuban powerhouse ensemble's sound has blossomed into an intimate dialogue between good friends, allowing...

$42.00
Event Series Philip Dukes & Friends Chamber Series

Michael Collins & Friends

Trinity United Methodist Church 127 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Back for his second chamber music residency at Savannah Music Festival, clarinetist Michael Collins performs his first Savannah recital, also featuring returning pianist Ana-Maria Vera. As Gramophone noted, "Collins plays with an irresistible exuberance.

$45.00

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys / AJ Lee & Blue Summit

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 7 pm, Sunday, April 7 Formed in the Smoky Mountains, The Po' Ramblin' Boys are exactly what you would expect and not at all what you would expect from a tattooed East Tennessee bluegrass outfit. However, they take pride in being ambassadors of their genre. The group has brought their music from rural...

$42.00

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys / AJ Lee & Blue Summit

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 3 pm, Sunday, April 7 Formed in the Smoky Mountains, The Po' Ramblin' Boys are exactly what you would expect and not at all what you would expect from a tattooed East Tennessee bluegrass outfit. However, they take pride in being ambassadors of their genre. The group has brought their music from rural...

$42.00

Kaia Kater / Viv & Riley

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8 pm, Tuesday, April 9 Grenadian-Canadian Kaia Kater's jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered her extensive critical acclaim. Through artful banjo playing and lush songwriting, Kaia draws on influences rooted in Quebec, the Caribbean and Appalachia, all of which reflect the diversity of her background. Kater was a participant in SMF's Acoustic...

$42.00
Event Series Philip Dukes & Friends Chamber Series

Philip Dukes & Friends III: Bach’s Eternal Inspiration

Savannah Cultural Arts Center 201 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Some 200 years after Bach's death, 20th Century composers were still heavily inspired by the Baroque Era and the compositional techniques used (fugue, counterpoint, etc.), Stravinsky being one such composer. The fact that this will unquestionably still be the case in 2050, makes Bach's music an eternal inspiration.

$52.00

Kaia Kater / Viv & Riley

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 5 pm, Tuesday, April 9 Grenadian-Canadian Kaia Kater's jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered her extensive critical acclaim. Through artful banjo playing and lush songwriting, Kaia draws on influences rooted in Quebec, the Caribbean and Appalachia, all of which reflect the diversity of her background. Kater was a participant in SMF's Acoustic...

$42.00
Event Series Faircloth Jazz Series

Brandee Younger Trio / Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8:30 pm, Wednesday, April 10 A leading voice of the harp, Brandee Younger recently made history at the 2022 Grammy Awards as the first Black female solo artist nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category for her song "Beautiful Is Black." The mesmerizing track is from her 2021 major label debut album, Somewhere...

$45
Event Series Faircloth Jazz Series

Brandee Younger Trio / Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 5 pm, Wednesday, April 10 A leading voice of the harp, Brandee Younger recently made history at the 2022 Grammy Awards as the first Black female solo artist nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category for her song "Beautiful Is Black." The mesmerizing track is from her 2021 major label debut album, Somewhere...

$45
Event Series Faircloth Jazz Series

Noon30: Brandee Younger Trio

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

A leading voice of the harp, Brandee Younger recently made history at the 2022 Grammy Awards as the first Black female solo artist nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category for her song ‚"Beautiful Is Black." The mesmerizing track is from her 2021 major label debut album, Somewhere Different, that also received a 2022 NAACP...

$35
Event Series Philip Dukes & Friends Chamber Series

Philip Dukes & Friends IV: The Voice of Bach, A Musical Salute

Trinity United Methodist Church 127 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA, United States

No series featuring the music of Bach would be complete without his music for voice. Collaborating with the Savannah VOICE Festival to present Mark Delavan (who played Gianni Schicchi in the collaborative Puccini production at SMF 2015), the Bach Cantata in the first half is contrasted by a second half of songs by Copland and...

$52

Madison Cunningham / Juana Molina

Trustees Theater 216 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Madison Cunningham is a 26-year- old Grammy Award-winning artist and songwriter known for her "wonderfully tangled imagery and cutting self-awareness" (NPR). As a guitarist, Madison has pushed the boundaries of a conventional singer-songwriter as her "guitar work is both classic and wildly emotive, and her soaring vocals are pristine and inspired" (Consequence of Sound). Madison...

$42

Amy Helm

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Additional Showtimes: 8:30 pm, Friday, April 12 Singer and multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm makes her SMF debut on closing weekend with her ace band. The daughter of Levon Helm of The Band and singer-songwriter Libby Titus, Amy Helm was a member of her father’s band in the 90s and 2000s, was a founding member of acclaimed...

$42

Amy Helm

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm makes her SMF debut on closing weekend with her ace band. The daughter of Levon Helm of The Band and singer-songwriter Libby Titus, Amy Helm was a member of her father’s band in the 90s and 2000s, was a founding member of acclaimed roots-rock ensemble Ollabelle, and has released three...

$42

Closing Night Party: Rebirth Brass Band / Eddie 9V

Metal Building at Trustees' Garden 660 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, United States

For nearly four decades, the Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band has been one of the Crescent City’s premier musical ambassadors. Their trademark sound pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while weaving a tapestry that combines elements of jazz, funk, soul, R&B and the sounds from the streets they grew up on. Founded...

$42