Atlanta Jazz Festival Celebrates 35 Years Of Southern Hospitality And World Class Jazz!
“We are reaching an important milestone as the Atlanta Jazz Festival celebrates 35 years,” states Camille Russell Love, Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. “We take our stewardship of the festival seriously and salute the leaders whose vision and hard work created this preeminent cultural event, featuring well-known jazz legends and exciting new artists. For the entire month of May, through the performances in Piedmont Park over Memorial Day weekend, we’ll continue the rich tradition of presenting world class jazz, combined with southern hospitality. Whether you like your jazz traditional or contemporary, smooth or eclectic, with big band swing or a Latin beat, we’ll have something to excite your senses and soothe your soul. We invite jazz enthusiasts of all ages to join us for an unforgettable experience.”
This year’s performance schedule includes jazz greats Roy Ayers, Cyrus Chestnut, Kathleen Bertrand, Russell Gunn, Edy Martinez, Ojeda Penn and Johnny O’Neal. Newcomers to the festival include the rhythmic Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, soulful singer and saxophonist Grace Kelly, and the R&B and hiphop influenced Robert Glasper Experiment.
When: Sat., Sun., Mon, May 26, 27 & 28, 2012 - 12noon to 11pm
Where: Piedmont Park corner of 10th Street & Monroe Drive – Atlanta, GA
For more information visit, http://atlantafestivals.com/