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Savannah Jazz Scene, Inaugural Savannah Veg Fest & Laiken Love

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 68 🌡️ |💨 East wind 8 to 11 mph.

Tonight – ☁️ Cloudy | 59 🌡️ |💨 Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.


Quote of the day

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.

-Rose Franken

The Savannah Jazz Scene


Ben Tucker

Many people who think of jazz, think of New Orleans, but one of Savannah’s lesser-known secrets is the jazz scene. While Johnny Mercer brought Savannah big-time swing, Ben Tucker brought to jazz.

Tucker was born on the 30th of June, 1930. He lived and was raised in Brentwood, Tennessee, but Savannah was his home for the next 42 years. He was a vivacious person and had a cheerful laugh.

It was not unusual to meet Mr. Tucker carrying his upright bass, Bertha, his 240-year-old treasure to Bull Street to go play the next big performance. The jazz club he was in, Hard Hearted Hanna’s, was the place where he led his jazz group six nights every week.

He recorded and performed for over fifty years with musicians such as Benny Goodman, B.B. King, Shirley Horn, and Mel Torme. He taught music to Savannahians through his legendary jazz radio station WSOK with the distinction of being the top station in Savannah for 13 years and serving over 400,000 listeners.

Although he died following a car accident in 2013 the music he composed lives on within the heart of all who were blessed with his musical language. 🎵

Around Town


Nonprofit brings sport to youth who ‘never touched a club, never been on a golf course’
The LB4 & After Foundation has for years brought youth to Savannah Golf Club for summer clinics. Now it’s bringing golf to their neighborhood centers. Read more.
Nonprofit brings sport to youth who ‘never touched a club, never been on a golf course’
The LB4 & After Foundation has for years brought youth to Savannah Golf Club for summer clinics. Now it’s bringing golf to their neighborhood centers. Read more.
Inaugural Savannah Veg Fest benefits small businesses
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Savannah Veg Festival made its debut on Sunday. It’s a first for Savannah. “First year, we tried to have it in 2020 though, but this… Read more.
Inaugural Savannah Veg Fest benefits small businesses
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Savannah Veg Festival made its debut on Sunday. It’s a first for Savannah. “First year, we tried to have it in 2020 though, but this… Read more.
Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision offers free vision screenings
SAOut of the millions of adults in the U.S. that are at high risk for serious vision loss, only half have visited an eye doctor in… Read more.
Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision offers free vision screenings
SAOut of the millions of adults in the U.S. that are at high risk for serious vision loss, only half have visited an eye doctor in… Read more.
First Tee Career Day at Club Car Championship
Professional golf arrives back in Savannah with the start of the Club Car Championship at The Landings Club. Read more.
First Tee Career Day at Club Car Championship
Professional golf arrives back in Savannah with the start of the Club Car Championship at The Landings Club. Read more.
The all-women unit makes history at Savannah Fire Dept.
SAn all-women unit, even for a day, is historic for Savannah. It’s also something Captain Chela Gutierrez has been encouraging for the last three years. “You… Read more.
The all-women unit makes history at Savannah Fire Dept.
SAn all-women unit, even for a day, is historic for Savannah. It’s also something Captain Chela Gutierrez has been encouraging for the last three years. “You… Read more.

What’s happening


Today

HERStory: Museum Experience and Walking Tour at Massie Heritage Center — Official Guides of Savannah
The tour begins at Massie, followed by a walk through the Historic District, filled with tales and anecdotes pertaining to iconic women; including Mary Musgrove, Juliette Low, Flannery O’Connor Read more.
HERStory: Museum Experience and Walking Tour at Massie Heritage Center — Official Guides of Savannah
The tour begins at Massie, followed by a walk through the Historic District, filled with tales and anecdotes pertaining to iconic women; including Mary Musgrove, Juliette Low, Flannery O’Connor Read more.

Wednesday

Sip & Glow – A Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxanne Rizzo
Sip & Glow – A Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxanne Rizzo Hosted By Connect Savannah. The event starts on Wednesday at Perry Lane Hotel, A… Read more.
Sip & Glow – A Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxanne Rizzo
Sip & Glow – A Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxanne Rizzo Hosted By Connect Savannah. The event starts on Wednesday at Perry Lane Hotel, A… Read more.
John Jorgenson @ Charles H. Morris Center
Tickets and RSVP information for John Jorgenson’s upcoming concert at Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah. Read more.
John Jorgenson @ Charles H. Morris Center
Tickets and RSVP information for John Jorgenson’s upcoming concert at Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah. Read more.
2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour
Fly Fishing Film Tour Benefit Hosted By The F3T. Event starts on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 at 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah.… Read more.
2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour
Fly Fishing Film Tour Benefit Hosted By The F3T. Event starts on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 at 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah.… Read more.

Thursday

Jon Lee Murphy Duo
Jon Lee Murphy Duo at Jazz’d Tapas Bar: This sultry and sophisticated tapas bar, located in the heart of Downtown Savannah, features swinging tunes six nights a week, an internationally… Read more.
Jon Lee Murphy Duo
Jon Lee Murphy Duo at Jazz’d Tapas Bar: This sultry and sophisticated tapas bar, located in the heart of Downtown Savannah, features swinging tunes six nights a week, an internationally… Read more.
Hot Club of Cowtown
Tickets and RSVP information for Hot Club of Cowtown’s upcoming concert at Lucas Theatre For the Arts in Savannah. Read more.
Hot Club of Cowtown
Tickets and RSVP information for Hot Club of Cowtown’s upcoming concert at Lucas Theatre For the Arts in Savannah. Read more.
Pink Up The Pace
Pink Up The Pace Hosted By Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry. The event starts on Thursday, 31 March 2022 at Fleet Feet Savannah,.. Read more.
Pink Up The Pace
Pink Up The Pace Hosted By Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry. The event starts on Thursday, 31 March 2022 at Fleet Feet Savannah,.. Read more.
The Runaway Grooms – 2022 Spring Tour – Savannah, GA
The Runaway Grooms – 2022 Spring Tour – Savannah, GA Hosted By The Runaway Grooms. Event starts on Thursday at Southbound Brewing Company.… Read more.
The Runaway Grooms – 2022 Spring Tour – Savannah, GA
The Runaway Grooms – 2022 Spring Tour – Savannah, GA Hosted By The Runaway Grooms. Event starts on Thursday at Southbound Brewing Company.… Read more.
Laiken Love @ Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Get concert info and buy tickets to Laiken Love’s upcoming concert at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah on Mar 31, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Laiken Love @ Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Get concert info and buy tickets to Laiken Love’s upcoming concert at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah on Mar 31, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Tickets and RSVP information for Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley’s upcoming concert at Garden Assembly Room in Savannah. Read more.
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Tickets and RSVP information for Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley’s upcoming concert at Garden Assembly Room in Savannah. Read more.

Friday

April Fools Comedy Drag Show
April Fools Comedy Drag Show Hosted By Jordan Sophia Alexander/ Ghost Coast Distillery. The event starts on Friday, 1 April 2022 at Ghost Coast Distillery… Read more.
April Fools Comedy Drag Show
April Fools Comedy Drag Show Hosted By Jordan Sophia Alexander/ Ghost Coast Distillery. The event starts on Friday, 1 April 2022 at Ghost Coast Distillery… Read more.
Damon & the S!*#kickers
Damon & the S!*#kickers Hosted By Molly McGuires. Event starts on Friday at Molly McGuires, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Damon & the S!*#kickers
Damon & the S!*#kickers Hosted By Molly McGuires. Event starts on Friday at Molly McGuires, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Live At Starland Yard
Live At Starland Yard Hosted By Harlan, Saved. Event starts on Friday, 1 April 2022 at Starland Yard, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Live At Starland Yard
Live At Starland Yard Hosted By Harlan, Saved. Event starts on Friday, 1 April 2022 at Starland Yard, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
John Mulaney Savannah tickets – Enmarket Arena 
Buy John Mulaney in Savannah performance at Enmarket Arena. Read more.
John Mulaney Savannah tickets – Enmarket Arena 
Buy John Mulaney in Savannah performance at Enmarket Arena. Read more.

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