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46th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival Announces 2023 Lineup Free Event Held Memorial Day Weekend,



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46th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival Announces 2023 Lineup

Free Event Held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 through May 29, in Piedmont Park

ATLANTA—The 46th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival returns to historic Piedmont Park, in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 27, 2023, through Monday, May 29, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day. One of the largest free jazz festivals in the country, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of music, culture, and the art of jazz. Festival attendees will enjoy music featuring local, national and international artists.

Announcement Video from Mayor Andre Dickens


View an announcement video from Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens at this link.

The planned schedule for the Atlanta Jazz Festival is as follows:

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, 2023

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 Jose James – hip-hop infused jazz vocalist

9 pm Stanley Clarke – jazz fusion bassist

Monday, May 29, 2023

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

Artist Alex Brewer, also known as HENSE, has created this year’s signature festival artwork. His art includes vivid, colorful contemporary abstract paintings and monumental wall pieces. He produces public works worldwide through a combination of techniques learned through graffiti writing and the formal language of abstract painting.

“We have an incredible roster of musicians performing at the 46th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival this Memorial Day Weekend,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Whether you like sultry vocalists, contemporary, traditional, swing, fusion, or Latin Jazz, we have something for every jazz lover. To learn more about the artists who are performing at this year’s festival, visit our website at atljazzfest.com. We’ll see you in the park!”

Piedmont Park

Admission: The event is free and open to the public.

Publix KidZone: The KidZone area will offer games and interactive play for all ages.

Shopping and Food Vendors: A wide variety of food vendors will be onsite, including BBQ, gyros, burgers, Caribbean foods and more. Browse the vendor booths for unique items including art, clothing and jewelry.

Park Rules: There will be no grilling, no pets, no staking of tents and no glass bottles or containers allowed in Piedmont Park during the festival.

VIP Experience: You can book a reserved tent or picnic area at The Jazz Spot. Pricing and further details can be found on the festival website.

Local Transportation: You can bike to the festival and use the free bike valet located on 10th Street near Park Tavern. If you drive, please note there is no parking allowed on neighborhood streets surrounding the festival area, but parking is available in paid parking lots. Public transportation, carpooling and rideshare services are all encouraged.

Sponsorships. For information about sponsorships, contact Kelli Ross at keross@atlantaga.gov.

Media Contact: Karen Hatchett karen@hatchettpr.com office 770-433-1137 • cell 770-433-1913

Social Media: Stay connected, get the latest festival news and join the conversation on Facebook: AtlantaJazzFestival; Twitter: AtlantaJazzFest and Instagram: Atlanta Jazz Festival.

The 46th 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 funded through corporate sponsorships and by Atlanta Jazz Festival Inc, a 501(c)(3) cultural, non-profit organization. For more information about this year’s festival including park rules, transportation options, nearby accommodations, VIP Experience, or the Late-Night Jazz Concert, visit the website at atljazzfest.com.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta.

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