SAVANNAH-The Jewish Educational Alliance will be host to the 11th annual “A Musical Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance (5111 Abercorn St).
This year’s event is being co-presented by the Jewish Educational Alliance, the Savannah Jewish Federation Community Relations Council, the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Association, the Coastal Jazz Association, through a grant from the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Portman’s Music Superstore, Hands On Savannah of United Way, and MorningStar Cultural Arts are the event’s sponsors.
There will be a dessert reception at intermission.
This very powerful event, which will feature the Savannah Jazz Orchestra, co-led by Teddy Adams and Randall Reese and The Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Jazz Band, under the baton of Michael Hutchinson. It is part of the official Martin Luther King Jr. observance celebration.
The Savannah Jazz Orchestra is comprised of the areas best musicians and has backed some of the biggest names in jazz, including: Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Diane Schuur, Clark Terry and Bobby Watson. They have performed at most of the Savannah Jazz Festivals and their annual Tribute to the Duke Ellington Concert is a favorite among local jazz fans.
The Skyelite Jazz Band has traveled the globe representing Savannah and has won many awards and accolades.
The concert is free and open to the community.
Although there is no cost for admission it is requested that those who attend voluntarily bring an unopened non-perishable food item (peanut butter, tuna fish, etc.) to the concert so it can be distributed to those in need.
For more information call Larry Dane-Kellogg at (912) 355-8111.