4. Take in a movie. The documentary "Martino Unstrung" chronicles the life of guitarist Pat Martino, whose memory was erased following brain surgery. 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 411 West Bay St. 912-790-7000, www.doubletree.com
5. Remember a jazz great. Lowcountry jazz expert Bob Masteller will pay tribute to the late, great Louis Armstrong at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Blowin' Smoke restaurant and club. Titled "Smokin' Jazz," the event will also feature the JodyJazz Quintet. Blowin' Smoke, 514 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 912-231-2385, www.blowinsmokebbq.com
6. Jam with the band. Break free from audience and demonstrate your musical passion at jam sessions slated throughout the week Sept. 23-25 at Blowin' Smoke following the evening concerts. The Savannah Jazz Festival will also kick off with a jazz jam session at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the DoubleTree Hotel.
7. Enjoy Forsyth Park. A Savannah landmark, Forsyth Park is a 30-acre public green space that offers a venue for daily recreation while also serving as the heartbeat for many cultural events. In February, a full-service cafe that doubles as a visitor's center opened in a restored fort on the grounds. The Forsyth Park Cafe will offer extended hours during the Savannah Jazz Festival. 621 Drayton St. 912-233-7848
8. Kids can get jazzy, too. The Children's Jazz Festival will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Forsyth Park. The CJA All-Stars and the Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Jazz Band perform.
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Savannah Jazz Festival
Sept. 19-26. Free admission to all venues. www.savannahjazzfestival.org