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38th Savannah Jazz Festival Set for September

The 38th annual Savannah Jazz Festival will take place Sept. 22 through 28, 2019, at venues throughout the city (including the Lucas Theatre, Ships of the Sea Museum, DeSoto Hotel and Rancho Alegre), culminating with three days of performances in Savannah's historic Forsyth Park.

This year’s acts will showcase a wide variety of sounds, from New Orleans treasure Big Sam’s Funky Nation to the salsa dance rhythms of Gino Castillo and the Cuban Cowboys, from Brooklyn’s horn-driven combo Huntertones to renowned Cleveland vocalist Vanessa Rubin, who will perform with the Savannah Jazz Orchestra.

Local performers will include Teddy Adams, Howard Paul, Jody Espina, Quentin Baxter and the Savannah State University Jazz Band.

“This year’s lineup is highly diverse,” notes Coastal Jazz Association Interim Executive Director Paula Fogarty. “We are seeing solid year-over-year grown for this amazing festival and anticipate more than 40,000 attendees in 2019.”

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Published: June 2019