If you love jazz with just the right mix of string quartet and mandolin, on October 22 at 8:00 p.m. get ready to feast your ears on the sounds of the Turtle Island Quartet featuring the sensational talents of Cyrus Chestnut & Mike Marshall performing at the Lucas Theatre. This ranks high on the Arts On The Coast list of ‘things to do in Savannah’ this weekend.
Excerpt from The Lucas Theatre for the Arts website: Started in 1985, and named for Native American creation mythology, The Turtle Island Quartet has been pushing the boundaries of chamber music for strings. They combine classic quartet aesthetic with contemporary American music styles. Most recent accolades include 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classic Crossover album. This rare concert will also feature Americana legends Cyrus Chestnut on piano and Mike Marshall on mandolin.
Turtle Island Quartet continues their grail-like quest in a program that matches a reinterpretation of Brahms celebrated piano quintet with a gospel-tinged fantasy of Down by the Riverside. The giants of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Louis Armstrong are given their just due and bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs are brought to the table for this musical feast.
For more information, visit and order tickets at the Lucas Theatre website.