Ripley summed up the series in a few words saying, “The basic idea here is to put together pairs of working Savannah musicians that don’t typically play together, or even in the same style.”
As a member and fan of Savannah’s small but talented music scene, Ripley has a more personal reason for the concerts.
“This series is a chance for some cross-pollination, not only of our local working musicians, but of their audiences as well,” he said.
He further explained the freestyle approach to the collaborations stating that musicians only need half an hour of music which can include each other’s original music, collaborations or covers of other artists’ music.
Although the upcoming show is not the first of the concerts, considering the artists involved, it seems like this series might be something that will warrant a reprise. Some of the musicians paired are classically trained while some are in serious local rock bands. Spare a Friday lunchtime, and check out these must-see musical collabs.
The Friday Lunchtime Concert series schedule:
10/2 Britt Scott (American Hologram) firstname.lastname@example.org and Jackson Evans (jazz guitar phenom) email@example.com
10/9 Tiny Orchestra of Savannah (members of the Savannah Philharmonic)
10/16 Jesse Monkman (composer/percussionist) firstname.lastname@example.org and Isaac Smith (singer/songwriter) email@example.com
10/23 Ricardo Ochoa (Velvet Caravan) firstname.lastname@example.org and Jeff Zagers (Soft Science Records) email@example.com