A quartet comprised entirely of University System of Georgia professors, Randall Reese, David Springfield, Quentin Baxter, and Delbert Felix are ready to school Savannah on the art of jazz.
Reese, performing on woodwinds, has taught at Armstrong and through state education programs for more than 35 years; he was inducted into the Coastal Jazz Association Hall of Fame in 2014 and is a leader of Savannah Jazz Orchestra.
Springfield, pianist, acts as director of the Valdosta State University jazz program and is also a jazz arranger and composer. He’s arranged and played trombone with our own Savannah Jazz Orchestra.
A College of Charleston professor, Baxter, drummer, tours with Rene Marie and Freddie Cole and has toured with Monty Alexander.
Beaufort resident Felix, who joins the quartet on bass, actively tours, and has worked with the likes of Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, and Billy Cobham. He, too, was inducted into Coastal Jazz Association’s Hall of Fame in 2014, and can be spotted leading the Savannah Jazz Orchestra.
Per the name of the program, get ready for an evening that’ll get the gears turning in admiration of the players’ talent, the heart thumping in time with soulful arrangements, and the toes tapping with rhythmic tunes.
Sunday, February 14, 5 p.m., free, all-ages