Bruce Adolphe, Asif Ali Khan, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Avi Avital, Becca Stevens Band, Mike Block, Bombino, Lorenza Borrani, Michael Braz, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Etienne Charles, Cyrus Chestnut, Gloria Chien, Fred Child, Christian McBride Trio, Joseph Conyers, Kevin Crawford, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Fatoumata Diawara, Aaron Diehl, Dover Quarter, John Doyle, Casey Driessen, Philip Dukes, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Chris Edlridge, Tara Erraught, David Finckel, Béla Fleck, Jose Franch-Ballester, Gibson Brothers, Vince Gill, Wycliffe Gordon, Romie de Guise-Langlois, Wu Han, Benjamin Hochman, Daniel Hope, Sierra Hull, Jason Isbell, Rodney Jordan, Bridget Kibbey, Benny Kim, Eric Kim, Sebastian Knauer, Pokey LaFarge, Julian Lage, Lau, Daniel Lee, Yura Lee, Lonesome River Band, Jason Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Mike Marshall, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Estrella Morente, Dani de Morón, Paul Neubauer, Tim O’Brien, Aoife O’Donovan, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Noam Pikelny, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Punch Brothers, Vinny Raniolo, Red Baraat, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Stephen Riley, Robert Cray Band, Marcus Roberts, Keith Robinson, Carla Maria Rodrigues, Catherine Russell, Christian Sands, Michael Schade, Darrell Scott, Mark Shane, John Simon, Michael Sponseller, Southern Soul Assemblye (JJ Grey, Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard & Luther Dickinson), Terell Stafford, Taj Mahal, The Avett Brothers, The Jerusalem Quartet, The Lone Bellow, Chris Thile, Kristina Train, Michael Tree, Tomatito (Jose Fernandez Torres), Cillian Vallely, Frank Vignola, Charenee Wade, Abigail Washburn, Rodney Whitaker, Duncan Wickel
Leon Anderson, Jr., Darol Anger, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Tab Benoit, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Lorenza Borrani, Cameron Carpenter, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Charles McPherson Quartet, Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo, Joseph Conyers, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Rodney Crowell, David Grisman Folk-Jazz Trio, The Deadly Gentlemen, Della Mae, Jeremy Denk, Aaron Diehl, Aaron Diehl Trio, Dover Quartet, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Casey Driessen, Philip Dukes, David Finckel, Richard Goode, Wycliffe Gordon, Wu Han, Emmylou Harris, Carlos, Henriquez, Daniel Hope, ensemble39, Houston Person Quartet, Ahmad Jamal Trio, Jerry Douglas Band, Rodney Jordan, Jim Ketch, Joy Kills Sorrow, Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Keller Williams with the Travelin‘ McCourys, Bill Kennedy, Benny Kim, Sebastian Knauer, Julian Lage, Lake Street Dive, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Lil Wayne & Same Ol‘ 2 Step, Lera Lynn, Jason Marsalis, Paul McKee, Marcus Printup, Marcus Roberts Trio, Mike Marshall, Patrick Messina, Miami String Quartet, Jane Monheit, Ana Moura, Dan Nimmer, Old Crow Medicine Show, Old-Time Kozmik Trio, Jeb Patton, Bill Peterson, Dirk Powell, Red Stick Ramblers, René Marie Quartet, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Herlin Riley, Stephen Riley, Marcus Roberts, Keith Robinson, Carla Maria Rodrigues, Sarah Jarosz Trio, Vincent Ségal, Jennifer Sheehan, Ballaké Sissoko, Terell Stafford, Steep Canyon Rangers, Dave Stryker, Martin Taylor, Otis Taylor, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Anne Sofie Von Otter, The Wailers, Walter Blanding Septet, Warren Wolf Trio, Cedric Watson, Ron Westray, Rodney Whitaker, Jack Wilkins, Warren Wolf, The Wood Brothers
Daniel Hope began his relationship with the Savannah Music Festival in 2004 at the personal invitation of the Executive Director, Rob Gibson, who ran the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis. Initially Hope served as Artist in Residence before being appointed Associate Artistic Director.
The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It presents over 100 events of all music genres in 17 days every March/April.
Now in its 26th season, SMF is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences of all ages through engagement with the musical arts, we advance our vision through an array of musical performances that include dance, film, and narrative programs. The festival operates year-round to produce youth concerts, lectures, in-school touring programs, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, as well as a weekly radio series, recordings, and other online and digital initiatives. SMF stages original, one-time only productions, premieres and double-bills, including many commissioned works. SMF has made collaboration a priority and works with organizations including the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Telfair Museums, Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, HSF/Davenport House Museum, Creative Coast, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah Stopover Festival and a variety of the City’s houses of worship including Temple Mickve Israel, Christ Church Episcopal, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Trinity United Methodist Church, all of which have helped to draw record numbers of tourists and locals alike with each consecutive year since 2003.
See more at: http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org