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Atlanta, GA — “We have an incredible roster of musicians coming to Atlanta from around the world to perform at the 38th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day Weekend,” says Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “And with three stages to enjoy, you’ll have lots of fabulous choices. Whether you like instrumentals or sultry vocalists, contemporary, traditional, swing or Latin Jazz, we will have something for every jazz lover. Visit our web site at www.atlantafestivals.com to plan your trip to the Atlanta Jazz Festival.”
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is FREE and open to the public. Here’s the schedule in Piedmont Park:
Friday, May 22
7:00 pm Mad Satta
9:00 pm Thundercat
Saturday, May 23
12:30 pm Tri-Cities High School Jazz Band
2:30 pm Jessie Davis & the Nebraska Jones Experiment
4:30 pm Kenosha Kid
6:30 pm Wolfpack ATL
1:30 pm North Atlanta Center for the Arts Jazz Band
3:30 pm Dida
5:30 pm Banda Magda
7:30 pm Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
1:00 pm Contemporary Violinist Daniel D.
3:00 pm The Rad Trads
5:00 pm Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
7:00 pm Otis Brown III
9:00 pm Derrick Hodge
Sunday, May 24
12:30 pm Joe Gransden and his Big Band
2:30 pm Mastery
4:30 pm Jeff Sparks
6:30 pm Tony Hightower
1:30 pm Fernanda Noronha
3:30 pm Strings from Haiti
5:30 pm Emrah Kotan
7:30 pm Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
1:00 pm Navy Band Southeast: VIP Protocol Combo
3:00 pm Four Women: A Tribute to Nina Simone – Featuring Kathleen Bertrand, Julie Dexter, Rhonda Thomas and Terry Harper
5:00 pm Nettwork Trio: Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, and Jeff “Tain” Watts
7:00 pm Diane Schuur
9:00 pm Pharoah Sanders Quartet featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel
Transportation: There are a variety of stress-free options to get to the festival.
Sponsors for this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival include Bank of America, PUBLIX, PNC Bank, Loews Atlanta Hotel, MARTA, Cantoni, Fontis Water, 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. For more details, visit www.atlantafestivals.com.