Calling all jazz fans age 21-35: Coastal Jazz Association has a new group just for you.
The organization, which is committed to preserving and perpetuating jazz in Savannah, announced the launch of a new membership for young professionals, the Coastal Jazz Jitterbugs. For an annual membership of $35, for young professionals ages 21-35 who have an admiration for jazz music and interested in learning more about America’s indigenous art form of music will receive a number of perks. A regular solo membership costs $75 a year; student memberships are free.
Jitterbug members will enjoy free quarterly fun and educational events from swing dance lessons to jazz jam sessions featuring Savannah’s legendary musicians and up and coming artists alike. Jitterbug members are invited to attend September’s 37th annual Savannah Jazz Festival Blue’s Night with VIP perks in Forsyth Park and are able to attend 6 free Coastal Jazz Sunday concerts a year at The Ben Tucker Pavilion at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.
The Jitterbug’s first event will take place on Thursday, April 19 at The Coastal Heritage Society from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Attendees will learn about Savannah’s jazz history and genres, play jazz trivia for great prizes, and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers. This event will serve as a membership drive and is free to anyone interested in learning more about Coastal Jazz Association and joining the Jitterbugs.