Kenda Williams

freelance writer and journalist – Savannah, Georgia

Jazz and Celtic Music This Weekend in Savannah August 20, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kenda Williams @ 3:14 pm

Last week, classical music was performed in Savannah by an award-winning Ukrainian pianist…

Schubert, Debussy and Chopin — oh my!

By Kenda Williams
For Savannah Morning News

Charged with emotion, classical piano mesmerizes audiences with beautiful and well-constructed compositions that have stood the test of time. Many of today’s classically trained pianists continue playing these timeless works while also adding a few modern pieces to their concert performances.

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning pianist Marina Lomazov will give a classical piano recital Friday during this year’s Joseph Pramberger Memorial Concert at Messiah Lutheran Church on Skidaway Island.

Lomazov’s repertoire will include works by Schubert, Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Kapustin.

(To read more: “Schubert, Debussy and Chopin – oh my!”)

Tonight – Celtic music downtown at Molly McPherson’s … Sunday – Jazz across the Savannah River. It’s a music-filled weekend here in the SAV…


Police officer by day, jazz musician by night

Sean Bolden and his group will perform Sunday for the Coastal Jazz Association
By Kenda Williams
For Savannah Morning News

Even at an early age, jazz musician Sean Bolden knew he wanted to learn and perform music.

“My mom said when I was a child I used to pull out her pots and pans and play drums,” he said.

A Savannah-based award-winning drummer and pianist, Bolden is wrapping up his studio album to be released this fall.

Bolden will perform with his band The Sean Bolden Group at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa on Sunday, presented by the Coastal Jazz Association.

(To read more: “Police officer by day, jazz musician by night”)

Ockham’s Razor in town

By Kenda Williams
For Savannah Morning News

Seattle-based Celtic rock band Ockham’s Razor will visit Savannah during their first national tour. The band will perform Friday at Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub and Grill downtown.

Lead singer Kris Clements purposefully chose Savannah as a stop along the tour. Originally from Scotland , Clements grew up in Georgia and often visited Savannah.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Savannah. I have a lot of good memories of going there as a kid,” Clements said. “I’m really looking forward to coming back again.”

Ockham’s Razor originally set out to travel from Seattle across the country 9,000 miles through 26 states where they would perform 20 shows in 30 days.

Because of complications, after a tour van broke down and the band spent its time and resources on repair work, they were forced to miss a few shows.

Clements said the band is continuing its tour in good spirit, though, and has had positive experiences in the cities it has played, such as Boston and Brooklyn.

(To read more: “Ockham’s Razor in town”)

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