There’s a new effort to honor one of Savannah’s most well known musicians.
Late jazz great Ben Tucker expressed his love for helping people discover the joy of music.
Now a new organization, Friends of Ben is working to preserve his legacy.
He died 3 years ago when his golf cart was hit by a car.
His friends want to make sure he’s never forgotten.
protecting his famous bass is priority number one.
“His Bass will be preserved and encased to be on exhibit at the Hall of Fame Museum.
It will also be played for guests musicians who come in for other events such as the music festival other events,” explains Barbara Essig, President Friends of Ben, Inc.
Remembering the spirit of what ben tucker was all about–his friends are hosting a benefit to restore his bass.
Considering his involvement in culture, diversity, education, and music…
The fundraiser will be held at the African Art Museum in Savannah.
“I’ve never encountered anyone who was so beloved as Ben Tucker, and he had a smile that really bridged the diversity gap. He used bridge in music, but he also used a bridge to bring people together,” explains Essig.
You’re invited to come out on Saturday, September 17th from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. to support the cause.
For tickets and more information click here