Savannah Music Festival

Airs Thursday, September 17, 8 p.m. While most jazz piano trios have the piano front and center, there is one trio in which all members share equally in shaping the direction of the music. The Marcus Roberts Trio, made up of Roberts on piano, Rodney Jordan on bass and Jason Marsalis on drums, does so with lighting quick musical reflexes and creative imaginations, and with an almost telepathic communication on the stage. In this episode, we listen to a 2015 concert given by the Marcus Roberts Trio at the Charles H. Morris Center. 

Airs Thursday, September 10, at 8 p.m. Associate Director of SMF's Acoustic Music Seminar, Mike Marshall is one of the world's most accomplished mandolinists. Marshall began his love affair with the music of Brazil after a visit there, before embarking on an in-depth study of the roots of the Brazilian choro. This obsession has led to recordings and concerts with some of Brazil's finest musicians, including Hamilton de Holanda, Danilo Brito, Jovino Santos Neto and Jovino Santos Neto. His group Choro Famoso has helped spearhead a wave in the U.S.

Airs Thursday, September 3, at 8:00 p.m.Innovators in acoustic music from America and Sweden come together to explore the commonalities between Swedish polskas and Appalachian fiddle tunes. Recorded live at the Charles H. Morris Center during the Savannah Music Festival.

Airs Thursday, August 27, at 8 p.m. For many people, college is a place to study subjects that will prepare you for the next step in life, as well as a time to create new friendships. Such was the case for Woody Platt, Mike Guggino, Graham Sharp, and Charles Humphrey, who began playing music together in 1999 while studying at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Fourteen years later and with the addition of one more musician, the five members of the Steep Canyon Rangers have become known as one of the finest bluegrass ensembles in our time. 

Airs Thursday, August 6, at 8 p.m. Bassist Edgar Meyer and banjoist Bela Fleck had collaborated for nearly thirty years, but in 2008 when they formed a trio with tabla master Zakir Hussain, they created a small group in which each member offered up original compositions based upon their virtuosity and shared musical ideas. Tune in for part two of a Savannah Music Festival concert featuring Fleck, Meyer and Hussain live at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.