Savannah Divas Join Jazz Orchestra for 40th Annual Festival
Savannah is home to some of the greatest female jazz singers. Join the big band Savannah Jazz Orchestra this year for the Savannah Jazz Festival are three Divas from Savannah.
Priscilla Albergottie Williams has been presented internationally in Berlin, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Germany, as well as a plethora of performances in the United States.
Cynthia Utterbach, originally from New Jersey, has performed worldwide, starting in Europe to star in the musical production “The Buddy Holly Story” in Hamburg, and has since performed throughout Europe as a singer. jazz at festivals and clubs. Utterbach cites Sarah Vaughan as her main inspiration, and she certainly has a comparable warm tone in the low register.
Stephanie Nakasian – listed in the Jazz Biography Encyclopedia as one of the greatest female jazz singers in the world – has toured extensively with jazz master and mentor Jon Hendricks. Often compared to jazz greats, it was Nakasian’s crisp, clear tones that made him popular, while his ability to interpret standards transports listeners to another place in time.