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Atlanta, GA — “We’re bringing in some of today’s hottest new artists to the Atlanta Jazz Festival this year,” states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “And to get things started in high gear, we are presenting a concert with BADBADNOTGOOD as the first event of 31 Days of Jazz. Come find out what the buzz is about, and experience the music of this innovative, instrumental hip hop jazz trio on May 1.”
BADBADNOTGOOD will perform on Friday, May 1 at the Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318. Doors open at 8 pm and the concert will start at 9 pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.freshtix.com/events/ajf-kickoff
BADBADNOTGOOD is a formally trained trio of young musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since meeting at music school in 2011, they have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken a fresh look at the jazz tradition. The band released their first EP, BBNG, in 2011 to wide praise. The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a new take on the traditional “standard” applied to the hip hop songbook. BBNG2 in 2012 included songs like “Rotten Decay” and “Vices” which combined jazz, hip hop, punk, and dance music. Since then, their notorious live performances have brought together fans across the whole musical spectrum, taking the band around the world from Coachella to Glastonbury.
Sponsors for this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival include Bank of America, PUBLIX, PNC Bank, Loews Atlanta Hotel, MARTA, Cantoni, The Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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The 38th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is presented by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to educate and entertain a diverse audience of jazz fans and to nurture the next generation of jazz musicians. The festival is partially supported by Atlanta Jazz Festival Inc, a 501(c)(3) cultural, non-profit. Visit the official web site at www.atlantafestivals.com for performance schedules and more information.
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