Savannah Music Festival en Savannah Music Festival: Sarah Jarosz Live 2013 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Singer Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah </span>Jarosz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returned to the stage at the Savannah Music Festival in 2013 with her trio, performing a wonderful set of standards and originals. Since signing her first recording contract at the age of 16, Sarah </span>Jarosz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has barely stopped to catch her breath. She has made several recordings and tour throughout North America and Europe. She left her native Texas to pursue a degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and along the way she developed a very unique musical conception with a trio, all while becoming one of American music's finest young talents with songwriting chops to match her instrumental prowess. Only two month away from her college graduation at the age of 21, Sarah </span>Jarosz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returned to the Festival in the spring of 2013 with fiddler Alex </span>Hargreaves<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and cellist </span>Nathanial<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Smith. It was her second appearance at the festival and the growth of her trio was nothing short of extraordinary. We'll listen to this concert and a couple of tunes from her first appearance in 2010.</span></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 47401 at Savannah Music Festival: Sarah Jarosz Live 2013 Savannah Music Festival: Mariza Live <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Afro-Portuguese </span>fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sensation </span>Mariza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> put on what many are calling the "concert of the year" at the Savannah Music Festival. Tune in for a program featuring her Georgia debut. </span>Fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which translated means "destiny" or "fate," is a musical genre that can be traced from the </span>1820s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. In popular belief, </span>fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word "</span>saudade<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," which has no match in English but could be understood as nostalgia felt while missing someone. The origins of </span>fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are a mixture of African slave rhythms, the traditions of Portuguese sailors, and the influence of Arabic music. Join us for a captivating performance given by </span>Mariza<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the genre's biggest star, at the Lucas </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the Arts during the Savannah Music Festival.</span></div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 47065 at Savannah Music Festival: Mariza Live Savannah Music Festival: French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He's an artist influenced by classical, jazz and the diverse musical traditions of the Mediterranean rim. When double bass player and composer </span>Renaud<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Garcia-Fons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> arrived backstage in the van with his custom five-stringed bass, we expected to see yet another huge bass case. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46818 at Savannah Music Festival: French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons Savannah Music Festival: Americana <div><strong>Airs Thursday, July 3 at 8 p.m.</strong> In music, the term "Americana" generally refers to a subset of American music that is perhaps best defined as "classic" American music, ranging in style from roots-based bluegrass to alternative country, gospel, blues, zydeco, jazz and other native forms. In this episode, we listen to an array of musical Americana selections recorded at the Savannah Music Festival between 2004 and 2008. Performers include Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg, the David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Bob Seeley, the Bucky Pizzarelli Trio, Daniel Hope, Tony Williamson and Sebastian Knauer.</div><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46506 at Savannah Music Festival: Americana Savannah Music Festival: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Savannah Music Festival production entitled "African Interplay" features music from Bob </span>Sadin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> performed by the Lionel </span>Loueke<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ensemble, and began with an enchanting set by </span>kora<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> player </span>Ballake<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Sissoko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and cellist Vincent Segal.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Whe Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46124 at Savannah Music Festival: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal