Jackson & Maggie Evans Present: Guitarist Jocelyn Gould
August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until August 14, 2021
TWO CONCERTS NIGHTLY ~ 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM
Jocelyn Gould has been called “a leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists” by Howard Paul, CEO of Benedetto Guitars. Her joyful energy has captivated audiences around the world and her passion for music is infectious. She has absorbed the influences of the jazz guitar greats and has woven them into an exciting personal sound. Her unique ability to connect with audiences always leaves them wanting more.
Jocelyn Gould has performed internationally in the groups of Grammy nominated vocalist Freddy Cole, Trumpeter Etienne Charles and DownBeat Rising Star trombonist Michael Dease. She can be heard on albums lead by Michael Dease, Jon Gordon, Diego Rivera, Randy Napoleon and Will Bonness. She is the 1st place winner of the 2018 Wilson Centre International Jazz Guitar competition.
Jocelyn’s debut release as a leader, ‘Elegant Traveler’, was nominated for “Jazz Album of the Year” in the 2021 JUNO awards. Elegant Traveler showcases Jocelyn’s warm and inviting sound and melodic compositions with an all star band.
Jocelyn is a professor and Head of Guitar Department at Humber College in Toronto.
Guitarist Jackson Evans is a staple of the Low Country jazz community. He is known for his partnership with bassist and singer Maggie Evans and leading his own trio, but can also be heard with the Jody Espina Trio, the Martin Lesch band, and occasionally as a guest with the gypsy-honkytonk outfit, Velvet Caravan. His style is energetic, rhythmic, and draws deeply from the jazz tradition while maintaining a quirky individualism culled from the influence of other music.
Jackson holds a Bachelor of Music from Utah State University in his hometown, Logan, Utah. After graduating in 2004, he and Maggie relocated to Savannah, Georgia and began to establish themselves as performers. In 2013, the couple were invited to perform a six month residency at the prestigious JZ Club in Hangzhou, China as co-leaders of a quartet (a follow-up to the previous year in residence at another club in Hangzhou).
As an ardent supporter of music education, Jackson has maintained a private studio, taught in community settings, and mentored young musicians. He is an active member of the Jazz Education Network and was selected to present at their 2018 conference in New Orleans.
Outside of his performance schedule, Jackson is a faculty member at the Hilton Head Jazz Camp, serves on the board of directors for The Junior Jazz Foundation, and works for Benedetto Guitars as Customer Relations Manager, Sales Manager, and Marketing Director.
Maggie Evans was born in Denton, Texas and raised in the mountains of Utah. Growing up she formally studied classical piano, played french horn in high school and discovered electric bass as a teenager in her brother’s grunge band.
Maggie has been performing regularly as a jazz vocalist and electric bassist for over ten years and has been fortunate to share the stage with international musicians such as Don Braden, Andy Snitzer, Chico Pinheiro, Miro Sprague and Frank Catalano. Performance venues include the 2017 Savannah Jazz Festival, Kuumbwa Jazz and Blue Note Napa. In 2013 she enjoyed a six-month residency at JZ Club in Hangzhou, China with her husband guitarist Jackson Evans. She performs regularly throughout the southeast United States with Jackson and other Savannah-based musicians including Howard Paul and Jody Espina. Maggie is an Elrick Bass Guitar performing artist.