Live Music in Savannah
Jam out to local Georgia artists
Performance Jazz Duo
Howard Paul, Guitar and Maggie Evans, Electric Bass and Vocals
Pre-dinner jazz happy hour
September 1: 2:00-4:30PM
Howard Paul - Guitar: Howard began playing guitar at age four in Atlantic City, NJ, started studying jazz at 10, and began working professionally at 13 with a jazz trio. He is a recurring performer in Savannah’s annual jazz and music festivals, today he is chairman of the jazz festival, president of the Coastal Jazz Association, and a 2011 inductee in the Savannah Jazz Hall of Fame. He performs in national jazz clubs and travels internationally as a jazz guitarist and lecturer. His recent recordings include The Presidents w/saxophonist Jody Espina 2016; New Adventures w/Hammond organ legend Tony Monaco 2015; Just Friends w/multi-Grammy pianist Bob James & Howard Paul 2011; Jammin’ At the Jazz Corner w/flutist Ali Ryerson Trio 2008; and Live at the Jazz Corner w/bass legend Ben Tucker 2004. In addition to his music career, he served as a US Army office in both Desert Storm and Somalia’s Restore Hope, as an executive with Chatham Steel Corporation, and is President/CEO of Benedetto Guitars, Inc. since 2006, the world’s premier jazz guitar maker now based in Savannah, GA. He holds a BA from University of North Carolina (Greensboro) and left the military at the rank of Major.
Maggie Evans - Electric Bass and Vocals: Born in Texas and raised in the mountains of Utah, Maggie is a creative powerhouse. She was formally trained as a classical pianist, studied French horn in high school and discovered bass as a teenager in her brother’s punk band. She later added voice studies to the list while pursuing an MFA in painting at Savannah College of Art and Design where she is now an adjunct professor in foundations. Her obsession with Brazil and its music has been a key factor in shaping her sound-her voice is constantly compared to that of Astrud Gilberto. As a bassist she has worked with countless groups in many styles but Maggie specializes in the music of Latin America: Salsa, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, etc. In addition to her work as a musician and teacher, Maggie has a career as a gallery artist. She holds the BFA in Illustration from Utah State University and an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. For 2011-2012 she was awarded a position as a visiting scholar at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.