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The Atlanta Jazz Festival is not just a Memorial Day weekend event, it is a full month of great music and fun through out the entire month of May. Here a few of the great events happening this year for “31 Day of Jazz

SPEAK WITH YOU THERE!!!!

Here are a just a few of this year’s highlights:
May
1                    Music in the Park featuring singer Theresa Hightower;
renowned drummer, Chris Dave and many more!  This event is from 1-7 pm and takes
place in Atlanta’s West End.
May 3                    Bassist Kevin Scott hosts a jam
beginning at 9 pm at Elliott Street Pub
May 4                    Saxophonist Kamasi Washington at
8 pm at Variety Playhouse
May 5                    Harper Family Jazz Jam beginning
at 9 pm at Churchill Grounds
May 7                    Jazz under the Stars featuring
violinist Ken Ford at 6 pm at Jonesboro’s Lee Street Park
May 10                  ATL Live on the Park at 7:30 pm at Park Tavern
May 11                 Lunchtime Jazz with singer Brenda Moorer at noon at Atlanta City Hall
May 13                 Juan De Marcos & Afro-Cuban Allstars at 8 pm at Variety Playhouse
May
14                 Annual Spring Vespers under the direction of pastor and
saxophonist Dwight Andrews at 7 pm at the First Congregational Church
May 17                 Trumpeter Joe Gransden’s Jazz Jam
beginning at 9 pm at Venkman’s
May 20                 Saxophonist TIA FULLER at 7:30 pm
at The Velvet Note
May 21                 Funk Jazz Café celebrates their
20th Anniversary at 9 pm at The Tabernacle
May 26                 Lunchtime Jazz at noon at Colony Square
MARTA MONDAYS – FROM 3-5 PM
May 2                    Brazilian guitarist Sander Pinheiro at Chamblee Station 
May 9                    Saxophonist Mike Walton and his Quartet at Five Points Station
May 16                  Alternative jazz artists Indie Revenge at
Lakewood Station
May 23                  Electronic, funk jazz group, Grüt at Midtown
Station
RUSSELL GUNN

NEIGHBORHOOD JAZZ CONCERTS PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA
– FROM 4-8 PM

May 1                   Singer Julie Dexter hosted by Council Member Sheperd at Perkerson Park
May 7                              Singer &
pianist Freddy Cole hosted by Council Member Bottoms at John A. White Park
*Note the event at John A.
White Park will go from 3-7 pm and will be followed by a screening of “Annie”
the movie starring Jamie Foxx.
FREDDY COLE

May 8                   Trumpeter Russell Gunn hosted by
Council Member Archibong at Oakland Cemetery

May 15                          Trumpeter
Gordon Vernick hosted by Council Member Wan at Howell Park
May 21                 Singer Julie Dexter hosted by
Council Member Young at Washington Park
May 22                 Singer Julie Dexter hosted by
Council Members Mitchell & Dickens at West Manor Park






MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION AT PIEDMONT PARK

Friday, May 27
Main Stage:
7:00 pm                            Next Collective                                                                                
9:00 pm                                JOI                                         
Saturday, May 28
Local Stage:       
12:30 pm                              Rialto Jazz for Kids All Stars
2:30 pm                                The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO)  
4:30 pm                                Mabu’s Ark Band                            
6:30 pm                                Alex Lattimore                                                                 
International Stage:
1:30 pm                            Camila Meza     
3:30 pm                                TATRAN                                                              
5:30 pm                                Mette Henriette                                                             
7:30 pm                                Etienne Charles                               
Main Stage:
1:00 pm                                Chargaux
3:00 pm                                Tomeka Reid                                                     
5:00 pm                                Theo Croker      
7:00 pm                                Jamison Ross                    
9:00 pm                                Hypnotic Brass Ensemble                                            
                               
Sunday, May 29
Local Stage:
12:30 pm                              Band Room Nation                                         
2:30 pm                              Anonymous DaBand                                                      
4:30 pm                              Joe Alterman Trio                                                     
6:30 pm                                 Chandra Currelley

International Stage:
1:30 pm                                TBD     
3:30 pm                                Tumi Mogorosi                                                              
5:30 pm                                Daby Toure                                                             
7:30 pm                                Eliane Elias

 Main Stage:

1:00 pm                                Navy Band Southeast: V.I.P. Protocol Combo
3:00 pm                                Eugenie Jones
5:00 pm                                The Headhunters    
7:00 pm                                Benny Golson               


9:00 pm                                Gregory Porter






Sponsors for this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival
include MARTA, PNC Bank, Loews Atlanta Hotel, the Atlanta Convention &
Visitors Bureau, Standard Press, Fontis Water, Eubanks Collection, the Coca-Cola
Company, Bank of America, Publix and Publix Charities. To find out how your
company or organization can be featured at this year’s festival contact Laura
Moody at the Office of Cultural Affairs at LMoody@AtlantaGa.Gov.
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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.  For a complete list of events for 31
Days of Jazz
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