Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Savannah Jazz Festival announces headliners

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 1:33 PM

The Coastal Jazz Association today announced the headliners for this year's jazz festival: Dave Stryker, Peter Fish Group, King Solomon Hicks, Yotam Silberstein, and Don Braden.

Hicks was the lead guitarist at the Cotton Club with a 13-piece band since he was 13 years old and has played with legendary acts such as Tony Bennett and the B.B. King Blues Band. He performs Thursday evening 

Friday night's lineup includes Fish, Silberstein and Braden. Six-time Emmy award-winning composer and keyboard player Peter Fish has put together an ensemble that delivers funky jazz sounds akin to Herbie Hancock in the '70s. 

In Silberstein's eleven years in America, he has collaborated with such jazz luminaries as James Moody, Paquito D’Rivera, Roy Hargrove, and the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Stars.

Braden has served as sideman for jazz greats including Betty Carter and Wynton Marsalis among many others, and he is the Director of the renowned Litchfield Jazz Camp.

Stryker's recording, "Messing With Mister T," was picked by 'Downbeat Magazine' as one of the top CDs of 2014. He performs Saturday night.

Headliners will all perform at Forsyth Park. For more information and the full festival lineup, visit savannahjazzfestival.org. 


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