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Announcing the Annual Christmas Concert and Jam


One of the most beloved concerts of the year returns on Christmas Day. The Annual Savannah Jazz Christmas Concert and Jam will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott’s Plant Riverside District in the beautiful Salzburg Ballroom.

“This event is a fundraiser for our scholarship programs to help rising jazz stars further their talents. It started as a homecoming event for jazz legends who return home for the holidays and get together in an all-star formation to deliver one of the happiest shows of the year,” explains Savannah Jazz’s Paula Fogarty.

Led by world-renowned trombonist, Teddy Adams, this year’s lineup delivers a big gift of jazz:
Teddy Adams (trombone);
Ku-umba Frank Lacy (trombone);
Kurtis Rivers (saxophone);
Quentin Baxter (drums);
Cynthia Utterbach (vocals);
Kirk Lee (trumpet;
Delbert Felix (bass);
Howard Paul (guitar);
Kevin Bales (piano);
Alex Nugyen (trumpet);

Fogarty adds, “We are thrilled to be at the stunning new J.W. Marriott property on the Savannah River – the vision of our city’s premier hotelier, Richard Kessler. It offers a great venue for us to get out of the house, enjoy shopping, dining, and fantastic jazz music, and to help keep the music playing by supporting our scholarship fund.”

Tickets are $30 online at, and $40 at the door if there are seats left. Link to tickets:

Parking is available at city rates in the hotel lot, and folks are encouraged to make dinner reservations for before or after the show with lots of options.
Link to dinner reservations:


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