—POSTPONED—Online Concert: If Music Could Talk—The Return of Howard Paul

June 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


A  new date for later this summer will be announced soon.

Online Concert

Jazz Guitarist Howard Paul with Maggie Evans on Bass and Vocals

This event will be hosted online. A login will be provided to registered guests.

Virtuoso Howard Paul returns to the Athenaeum — this time virtually — for a delightful evening of music, demonstrations, and dialogue in our ‘If Music Could Talk’ series. Howard will be joined by bassist and vocalist Maggie Evans in a live streaming concert that will include American jazz standards as well as Bossa Nova-influenced American jazz.

Howard Paul has performed extensively with guitar legends like Bucky Pizzarelli, Jimmy Bruno, and Howard Alden, and in small groups with many Grammy winners, including Tom Scott, Mark Egan, Laurence Hobgood, Gary Novak, and Harvey Mason. A member of the Coastal Jazz Hall of Fame, he chaired the Savannah Jazz Festival for four years and is currently president of the Savannah Jazz Association. His most recent CDs include collaborations with Jody Espina, Tony Monaco, Bob James, and the Ali Ryerson Trio. He has lectured and conducted master classes at music schools and conservatories across the US and Europe. He is also President and CEO of Benedetto Guitars, one of the most prestigious makers of archtop guitars in the world.

Maggie Evans’s credits range from frequent Savannah-area club dates to recent festival performances in Santa Cruz and Napa to a six-month featured artist residency in the leading jazz club in Hangzhou, China in 2013. She’s performed with such jazz headliners as Howard Alden, Chico Pinheiro, Don Braden, George Garzone, Jocelyn Gould, Clare Daly, Kevin Bales and Frank Catalano. Maggie is an Elrick Bass Guitar Performing Artist and a current member of WIJO (Women in Jazz Organization). Maggie is also a prolific visual artist and part-time Professor of Foundations Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

A note about changes in admission costs for this series:

Now that our events will be online for awhile, we’re asking for donations instead. Please be as generous as you can. Most of the proceeds go to the musicians, who have basically seen 100% of their in-person performances cancelled and only have limited opportunities for online events.

Thanks for staying with us during this difficult time.