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Ben Tucker Jazz Concert set for next month

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The Messiah Lutheran Church will honor the legacy and memory of Savannah jazz king Ben Tucker with a free jazz concert in March.

The Legacy of Ben Tucker Jazz Concert will take place at 5 p.m. March 2 at the Messiah Lutheran Church at 1 W. Ridge Rd, Skidaway Island.

Tucker composed more than 300 songs, and performed with such top musicians and artists as Buddy Rich, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, Quincey Jones, and  B.B. King. 

The concert will feature Mitch Hennes on bass, Erik Jones on piano, Jody Espina on saxophone, Billy Hoffman on drums, and Claire Frazier, vocals.  A song entitled  "Remembrance," composed by Eric Jones in honor of the late Ben Tucker, will be performed at this concert. 

Messiah Lutheran hosted 11 Christmas Jazz Concerts featuring Tucker on bass and usually with piano and drums and a vocalist. 

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