Jumpin' with Johnny Event Raises Money for Scholarships

The beloved, legendary Johnny Mercer wrote more than 1,000 songs, had 100 hits, and won four Academy Awards. And his music will never die.

His work has been immortalized on stage and screen, and his memory lives on in the hearts of his fans. Right here at home, the Friends of Johnny Mercer are honoring him, the best way they know how. By enjoying his music during a jam session last night they call Jumpin' with Johnny at Hannah's East in Savannah.

"The money for tonight, the donations would go directly to our scholarship award program," said organizer David Oppenheim.

Every year, the Friends of Johnny Mercer give out two $1,000 scholarships.

Reported by: Dawn Baker, dbaker@wtoc.com