2023 Atlanta Jazz Festival

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017
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ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023: ONE OF THE US'S LARGEST FREE JAZZ FESTIVALS RETURNS.
  • 05/27/2023 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 05/28/2023 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 05/29/2023 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
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From the venue:

Established in 1978, the Atlanta Jazz Festival has become a tradition that draws music lovers from all around the region to experience the latest and greatest in jazz music culture. Mayor Maynard Jackson founded the original jazz festival with the idea to spotlight jazz in the city, because, as he said, “Jazz music is America’s only original art form, and…Atlanta, with its growing reputation as an international center of the arts and education, has both the opportunity and the responsibility to promote an art form whose roots are indigenous to the South.”

Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the country. An annual celebration of the music, culture and art of jazz begins in April and culminates each Memorial Day weekend, with an outdoor festival featuring jazz artists from all over the world.

The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music.

Atlanta Jazz Festival is produced by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (www.ocaatlanta.com). It is FREE and open to the public. Atlanta Jazz Festival is funded through the support of corporate sponsorships as well as Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc., a non-profit entity dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Saturday, May 27

1 pm Lakecia Benjamin – jazz, funk, and R&B saxophonist 
3 pm Tony Hightower – vocalist 
5 pm David Sanchez – Latin jazz saxophonist 
7 pm Samara Joy – vocalist 
9 pm Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis

  • Late-Night Jazz Concert featuring singer/songwriter Cecily will take place at Park Tavern at 10 pm. This is a ticketed event, and reservations can be made on the festival website.

Sunday, May 28

1 pm Sélène Saint-Aimé – afro-French bassist and vocalist 
3 pm Brandee Younger – contemporary jazz, soul, and funk harpist 
5 pm Javon Jackson and the Gospel according to Nikki Giovanni – poet and saxophonist 
7 pm José James – hip-hop infused jazz vocalist 
9 pm Stanley Clarke – jazz fusion bassist

Monday, May 29

1 pm Satya – singer/songwriter 
3 pm James Francies – pop influenced jazz pianist 
5 pm Brenda Nicole Moorer – singer/songwriter 
7 pm Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott) – trumpeter and jazz innovator 
9 pm Ledisi – R&B and jazz vocalist

More information

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Piedont Park
400 Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-7275
piedmontpark.org
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