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Oct 11 2019


08:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Teddy Adams Sextet (Special Tribute to Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers)

Teddy Adams – Bio

Teddy is presently teaching, lecturing and leading his own group. He also is on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Jazz Association, co-leads the Savannah Jazz Orchestra, and is one of the first inductees in the Savannah/ Coastal Jazz Association Hall of Fame.


Arthur Blakey  – Bio

Arthur Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was briefly known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim in the late 1940s.[1]

Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He worked with bebop musicians Thelonious MonkCharlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. In the mid-1950s Horace Silver and Blakey formed the Jazz Messengers, a group that the drummer was associated with for the next 35 years. The group was formed as a collective of contemporaries, but over the years the band became known as an incubator for young talent, including Freddie HubbardWayne ShorterLee MorganBenny Golson, and Wynton MarsalisThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz calls the Jazz Messengers “the archetypal hard bop group of the late 50s”.[2]

Blakey was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame (in 1981),[3] the Grammy Hall of Fame (in 1998 and 2001), and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1991.[4]


The Jazz Messengers – Bio

The Jazz Messengers were an influential jazz combo that existed for over thirty-five years beginning in the early 1950s as a collective,[1][2][3] and ending when long-time leader and founding drummer Art Blakey died in 1990.[4] Blakey led or co-led the group from the outset.[2] “Art Blakey” and “Jazz Messengers” became synonymous over the years, though Blakey did lead non-Messenger recording sessions and played as a sideman for other groups throughout his career.[5][6][7]

Yes sir, I’m gonna to stay with the youngsters. When these get too old, I’m gonna get some younger ones. Keeps the mind active.

— Art Blakey, A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2 (CD), [8]

The group evolved into a proving ground for young jazz talent. While veterans occasionally re-appeared in the group, by and large, each iteration of the Messengers included a lineup of new young players. Having the Messengers on one’s resume was a rite of passage in the jazz world, and conveyed immediate bona fides.[5][6][7][9]

Many former members of the Jazz Messengers established careers as solo musicians, such as Lee MorganBenny GolsonWayne ShorterFreddie HubbardBobby TimmonsCurtis FullerCedar WaltonKeith JarrettJoanne BrackeenWoody ShawChuck MangioneWynton MarsalisBranford MarsalisTerence BlanchardDonald Harrison and Mulgrew Miller.[3][5][7] Some members, such as bassist Clarence Seay and Gregory Charles Royal,[10][11] are documented to have played in the Jazz Messengers but did not record with the group.


Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
107 W Broughton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-2226 or (912) 236-7326
(912) 236-7126 Fax



Lunch Tuesday thru Saturday 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Sunday Brunch 11 AM – 3PM
Open Sunday from 5-10 PM
Monday Closed
Open Tuesday thru Thursday from 5-10 PM
Restaurant Closes at 10 PM
Musicians Perform from 7-10 PM

Open Friday thru Saturday from 5-11 PM
Restaurant Closes at 11 PM
Musicians Perform from 8-11 PM




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