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Jazz Guitar: History, Architecture & Performance Characteristics

Howard Paul

President and CEO, Benedetto Guitars Inc

Aug 25.

3:00-4:30PM

This workshop typically given to college and university jazz programs is entitled “Jazz Guitar: History, Architecture & Performance Characteristics.”   It covers the design of the guitar, how it entered the jazz genre in 1922 with the original design of the Gibson L-5, and throughout the evolution of electronics, the players instrumental in its development (Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Les Paul, etc.), and the materials, designs, and construction techniques that give different styles and manufacturers the jazz voice.   The workshop is presented by Howard Paul, President and CEO of Benedetto Guitars, and a professional jazz guitarist and recording artist.  This seminar has been presented at The National Guitar Museum, National Guitar Workshop, Smithsonian Institution Jazz Cafe, Musicians Institute, The Juilliard School, Berkeley College of Music, and at workshops and conservatories throughout the US and Europe.

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Discover the Lowcountry by Water

Choose Your Own Adventure

The Lowcountry, the marsh and sea islands near Savannah’s coast, is famous for its rich history, unique culture, and diverse collection of wildlife.Experience the coast like never before and enjoy one-of-a-kind adventures operated by Outside Brands.

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Private Architectural Tours

Enjoy a private happy-hour walking tour, complete with a cocktail of your choice. Explore 300 years of Southern architecture and Savannah history led by local tour guide and Savannah College of Art and Design graduate Jonathan Stalcup.

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Ōtium Outside: Wellness Series

Enjoy classes from yoga, meditation, and HIIT classes lead by instructors from our local partner, Ōtium Studio. Looking for even more serenity? Explore private one-on-one sessions..

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Byrd Cookie Experience

A Savannah institution since 1924, the Byrd Cookie Company produces about 150,000 cookies per hour, or over 3 million cookies every day! Experience an in-depth tour of Byrd Cookie Company exclusive to guests at the Perry Lane Hotel.

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Art Experiences

As you make your way through our space and take in the surroundings, you will begin to understand the abundance of unparalleled aspects of Perry Lane. From the artwork that is displayed along our walls, to the collectables that rest upon our shelves, each item is engrained with its own unique story. Adelaide Harcourt, the inspiration of all things Perry Lane, believes these mementos capture a piece of the world at large, forming connections between the artist, the location it was made in, and the person who was moved enough to take it home. We are pleased to welcome you to our live-in gallery.

Art Experiences

Shopping Experience 

Take home a one-of-a-kind piece of Savannah. Visit Satchel, a local boutique, to experience first-hand how leather goods, like purses and wallets, are made. If you choose, work with an onsite designer to create a custom item made just for you!

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Savannah Bee Company Experience

The Savannah Bee Company has been making the South a little sweeter since 2002. Journey to Wilmington Island to see honeycombs up close, learn about the lives of bees, and experience North American’s only Bee Apitherapy Hut. If you want to stay closer to home, head to downtown Savannah for a mead – honey wine – tasting.

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Benedetto Guitar Experience

Famous world-wide, Benedetto Guitars are handmade right here in Savannah. Music enthusiasts and guitar-lovers alike will enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour of see how these legendary jazz guitars come to life.

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Perry Lane Lending Library

Our cozy onsite lending library is the perfect place to escape from the city and curl up with a good book. Make yourself at home in the library or borrow a book to enjoy during your stay. Partnering with Savannah favorites, E Shavers Bookseller and The Book Lady, our library offers a wide variety of books for both children and adults.

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