For the past 25 years, the Coastal Jazz Association has been bringing music lovers together in Savannah Historic District venues to enjoy the very best of great free music. This fall season promises to be even better as The Savannah Jazz Festival is celebrating its Silver 25th Anniversary with plenty of special events not to mention an unusually stellar jazz lineup. The kick-off event is slated to be held on Sunday, September 23rd from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Kokopelli's Jazz Club and Restaurant. The area's best jazz musicians join with nationally renowned Jazzbos for this event which traditionally has been the beginning of "Jazz Week" in Savannah.
According to the Savannah Business Report, in addition to hosting the Savannah Jazz Festival Kick-Off, Kokopelli's will also host several pre-festival events on Monday (September 24) and Tuesday (September 25). These events begin at 8:00 pm. On festival days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (September 27, 28 & 29), The Coastal Jazz Association and Kokopelli's will feature national, regional and local jazz and blues performers in a series of "jam sessions" after the festival evenings end at Forsyth Park. The jam sessions begin at 11:00 pm. As has always been the case in previous September Festival, all Savannah Jazz Festival events are free to the public. To gain more information about the Savannah Jazz Festival, click on the link or call 912.675.5419. To review the line-up, follow the link.