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The Teddy Adams Ensemble

Tight jazz combo led by veteran trombonist Adams, long a driving force in the Coastal Jazz Association. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Annie Allman

Killer talent (guitar, bass, drums) who honed her skills on the Chicago jazz scene. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar .


This brash and challenging local group throws reggae, ska, punk and jam music in a blender and spits the resulting mixture out with a ferocity that rivals many of the area’s hardcore and metal bands – with vocal harmonies those groups don’t even think of trying to pull off. Wed. + Sat., , Locos Deli & Pub (unplugged) + Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.


The Jeff Beasley Band

For some time now, this guitarist and singer has played Delta blues and Americana tunes (with a slight Cajun flair) under his own name. Now he’s re-branding the JBB, and replacing much of the traditional blues material with ‘50s-era rock & roll. His sets now concentrate more on oldies by the likes of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. He says this is some of his favorite music to play, and that it suits his voice well. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

The Beer Parlor Ramblers

No cover to enjoy the house band at this landmark local eatery. They play hoppin’ Dixieland-style jazz on a small stage in the corner of the dining room. Fri., 7:30 pm, The Crystal Beer Parlor.

The Boomerang Band

Local cover act specializing in beach music, as well as soul and classic rock hits. Fri., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.

John Connor

Longtime area jazz guitarist, who’s doing his own thing now, but has been a featured members of several local bands – most recently Eat Mo’ Music. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

Jason Courtenay

Solo show from one half of the popular acoustic duo The Courtenay Brothers, who also fronts the up-and-coming modern country outfit Hazzard County. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.


Recently named Best Local R&B, Funk, and Reggae Band in Athens, Ga. by that city’s leading music rag Flagpole, this increasingly popular sextet is touring in an increasingly wider arc from their Classic City home. Their progressive mixture of dub-style reggae and organic jam-rock is slowly making them one of the more popular groups of their type in the Southeast. It’s extremely rare that Savannah plays host to a group as straight-up reggae as this, so dyed-in-the-wool fans will no doubt be packing the joint (so to speak). Fri., JJ Cagney’s.


Dueling Pianos

Savannah’s only show of its type, where the audience calls the shots – trying to stump 2 hopped-up singing keyboardists with cocktail napkin requests. Every night’s show is a little different, so you never know quite what’ll happen. Wed. - Sat., 9 pm, Savannah Smiles.

High Velocity

Great regional Southern rock act playing popular hits, deep album cuts and a few of their own tunes in the same vein. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Silver Dollar Café.

The Billy Hoffman Trio

Straight-up local jazz combo (with a hint of bebop) led by the impressive veteran trap drummer Hoffman. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Craig Johansen

Solo acoustic classic rock, ‘80s hits and power-pop nuggets (a la The Beatles, ABBA and Rick Springfield) from this longtime local singer/guitarist (And Sometimes Why?, The 8-Tracks, Hot Pink Interior). Fri., 6:30 pm, The Warehouse.

Perception - acoustic duo

This stripped-down version of the regional rock bar band maintains the group’s setlist of popular modern rock hits (Pearl Jam, Staind, etc...) mixed with a handful of like-minded originals. Thurs., 8:30 pm, French Quarter Café (Statesboro).

Sweatin' Bullets

Jacksonville, Fl.-based cover band offering spirited takes on hard, classic and Southern rock favorites. Fri. - Sat., 8:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).