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A special late night event has been added to this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival schedule. Russell Gunn and his Quartet will host a Late Night Jazz Jam at the Park Tavern on Saturday, May 28 at 11 pm, immediately following the festival concerts in Piedmont Park.
“We love presenting jazz in the intimate setting of the Park Tavern,” states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “To lend to the party atmosphere of the Late Night Jazz Jam this year, we’ve invited some of the artists who are performing on the main stage at Piedmont Park to drop by. Join us for what promises to be a fun and unexpected experience!”
Wanta jam? Area jazz musicians are invited to bring their sax or axe and come by to join the jam.
Tickets for the Late Night Jazz Jam are $35 online in advance, and $40 at the door. Doors open at 10 pm and music will start at 11 pm. Here’s the link to purchase: https://www.freshtix.com/events/lnjj.
The Park Tavern is located next to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, at 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. They offer a wide assortment of handcrafted draft beers, wine, hard ciders and unique cocktails.
Truly the quintessential contemporary musician, Russell Gunn’s imaginative trumpet playing has earned him respect and recognition for pushing the boundaries of jazz. With a singular style that incorporates influences of masters like Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and the underrated Booker Little; Gunn has gained a following for his own music through touring and well-received albums, including the Grammy-nominated Ethnomusicology, Vol. 1 and Ethnomusicology Vol. 2.
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The 39th 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. There will be 31 Days of Jazz in May, culminating with three days of music in Piedmont Park over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29. For more information, visit: www.atlantafestivals.com.