Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. and the Ils Sont Partis Band join the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival for Spicy Jazz Saturday.
The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band derived from the Late Great Stanley Dural Jr., also known as Buckwheat Zydeco. This Grammy and Emmy Award-Winning band has performed over 2,500 shows and a host of television appearances (David Letterman, CBS Morning News, Good Morning America, to name a few).
Carrying on his father’s legacy and band, Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. has taken the lead. Growing up at his father’s side while he played festivals with a host of rock and pop musicians, including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, U2, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant and Keith Richards, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jr. carried the Louisiana standard of Zydeco music throughout the country.
The Creole cousin of jazz, Zydeco music will have you up dancing in the isles, in your kitchen, in your living room, no matter your age or abilities; it’s family-festive music. Festival organizers say they are thrilled to have this act for the first time.