Dr. Greg Satterthwaite is an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Savannah Blue, is a blend of his Jamaican roots mixed with jazz classics, and original compositions. The title of the album pays homage to Savannah, Georgia.
Savannah Blue ensemble members include drummer Quentin Baxter, bassist Delbert Felix, guitarist Rod Harris Jr., and saxophonist Derrick James. The 2023 Winter South Arts Jazz Road artist and jazz professor at the University of Georgia states; “I truly appreciate the opportunity to uplift, share, and build community through such a rich American art form, thus the album Savannah Blue is my contribution to sustaining the amazing art form known as jazz.”
Satterthwaite is an Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano and African American Studies at the University of Georgia. He has studied with Stephen Scott, Ron Miller, Pat Coil, Dave Meder, Quincy Davis, Brad Leali, and Lynn Seaton, among others. His educational experiences have impacted his teaching philosophy as he brings forth the knowledge, observations, and backgrounds of the educators, artists, and creative makers that he has interacted with and learned from over the years.
Greg is on a summer tour in support of the album, generously funded through a grant from the South Arts Jazz Road Tours – southarts.org
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