The Jewish Educational Alliance will be host to the 10th Annual “A Musical Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance at 5111 Abercorn St.
This year’s event is being co-presented by the Coastal Jazz Association, through a grant from the City of Savannah Leisure Services ’ Department of Cultural Affairs, the Jewish Educational Alliance, the Savannah Jewish Federation Community Relations Council, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association, and the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Portman’s Music Superstore, Hands on Savannah and MorningStar Cultural Arts are the event’s sponsors.
There will be a dessert reception at intermission.
This 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, is part of the official Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Celebration which pays tribute to the birth and life of the late civil rights leader.
The Savannah Jazz Orchestra is comprised of the areas best musicians and has performed with 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 (April) is a favorite among local jazz fans.
The Skyelite Jazz Band has traveled the globe representing Savannah and has won many awards and accolades.
King often faced resistance, danger and fear, yet he persisted. He would have been 79 this month.
The event is free and open to the community. This will be an event for the whole community to share together. So grab the children and come hear some wonderful music as the JEA.
The concert will take place on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance (5111 Abercorn St.). The concert is free.
For more information call (912) 355-8111 or go to www.coastal-jazz.org.