Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Jazz Portion of Savannah Music Festival Kicks Off

Savannah Music Festival to feature performances by Marcus Roberts, Dick Hyman, Henry Butler, Ken Peplowski and Gerald Clayton Trio

Bill Frisell

On Thursday, March 18, the Savannah Music Festival kicked off its packed schedule of performances across the wide spectrum of American music. However, the jazz segment of the festival is beginning now with performances by Marcus Roberts, Dick Hyman, Henry Butler, Bill Frisell and other artists.

JT recently spoke with festival executive director (and artistic director) Rob Gibson about the festival. Or more accurately, he spoke with us. It took only one question to get Gibson rolling for an eloquent monologue on the merits of presenting jazz in Savannah, the state of American culture and all points in between. His energy and enthusiasm were unflagging. Maybe it was the endorphins kicking in on the eve of what must be a very crazy two weeks.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published