Friends of Ben Tucker, Inc.

Preserving a Legacy

DEC 13, 1930 – JUN 4, 2013

Comin’ Home Baby by Ben Tucker

“Hey Partner” is a platform where we can share memories of how Ben Tucker touched our lives.

Partner Spotlight

Friends of Ben, Inc. in partnership with the Savannah Music Festival “Musical Explorers”

Otis Brock Elementary School students were invited to participate in the Savannah Music Festival’s Musical Explorers semester-end concert. Musical Explorers is a unique classroom-based program for students produced by the Savannah Music Festival in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Coastal Jazz Association: 37th Annual Jazz Festival

Dates: September 23rd to 29th

Contact: To see events schedule, line up and artists visit



The Coastal Jazz Association presents a week filled with world-class performances at venues throughout the city. All events are free and open to the public!

Annual Used Instrument Donation Day

Date: Saturday, October 13th
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Portman’s Music Superstore

Help bring music into the lives of Savannah children. Donate your used instruments at Portman’s Music Superstore during Used Instrument Donation Day.


More Events

Community Impact

Jaleisha Gilbert (left) and Tiffany Blake (right) are past recipients of the Ben and Gloria Tucker Endowed Scholarship.

Blossoming into Success

Tiffany Blake and Jaleisha Gilbert, two past recipients of the Ben Tucker Endowed Scholarship, share their connection to Ben and Gloria Tucker and the impact that the scholarship has had on their lives.

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The 2018 Ben and Gloria Tucker Scholarship Recipients. From left to right, Rose A. Moss (Effingham County High), John Griffin (The Griffin Home Academy), and Leroy Parker, Jr. (Herschel V. Jenkins High School).

2018 Ben and Gloria Tucker Scholarship Recipients: Turning a Tragedy into a Tribute

Friends of Ben, Inc. (FOB). Board of Trustees celebrates the gifted recipients of the 2018 Ben and Gloria Tucker Scholarship.
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Keep the Music Playing in partnership with the Savannah Philharmonic

Six musicians from the Savannah Philharmonic worked with students of Otis Brock Elementary School in a one on one music education clinic. The event was coordinated by Jeana Melilli, Education Director Savannah Philharmonic.

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The In Tune documentary website is live! has clips from the film and is filled with information and pictures from Ben Tucker’s life in Savannah and his music career. It is a great resource for learning about a special chapter in Savannah’s rich cultural history.