Whether it’s out-of-this-world improvisation or big-band music that moves you, the 33rd Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival embodies the spirit of jazz and will unite the City of Atlanta for 31 days of amazing music during the “31 Days of Jazz” this May. The month-long celebration culminates in Piedmont Park on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, with music from local and nationally-renowned artists including the Stanley Clarke Band featuring Hiromi, Marcus Miller, Christian Scott, Spyro Gyra, Diane Schuur, Jason Marsalis and more.
One of the premier free jazz events in the county, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is a family-oriented event whose mission is to expose and educate audiences, young and old, to jazz’s rich heritage and is the perfect location to unite jazz lovers from far and wide. >From the Nightlife Series to Dinner & Jazz and Eclectic Jazz, there will literally be “31 Days of Jazz” in May to experience one of the country’s oldest and purest music forms.
“The City of Atlanta is excited to bring such a talented group of jazz musicians to our cultured and diverse city and festival and back to Piedmont Park,” says Camille Russell Love, Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. “Jazz is a very expressive art form that has been influenced by every single country and culture. We really try and bring in artists from every form to many diverse venues during the ‘31 Days of Jazz’ and Memorial Day weekend to celebrate that diversity and help Atlantans to experience new sounds and learn everything they can about jazz. It is our goal that locals and visitors alike, especially those who are new to Atlanta or haven’t attended in the past, can come together to simply enjoy the music.”
For more information, please call 404-853-4234 or visit www.atlantafestivals.com. Find The Atlanta Jazz Festival on Facebook at www.facebook/AtlantaJazzfestival or Twitter at www.twitter.com/AtlantaJazzFest.
Pictured above, Stanley Clarke. Photo by Jaimee Itagaki.