Atlanta Jazz Festival Announces Its Third Week of Atlanta Jazz Festival Sessions Schedule

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Monday, May 18th, 2020

In an effort to provide in-home entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlanta Jazz Festival continues to celebrate 31 Days of Jazz with its third full week of virtual Atlanta Jazz Festival Sessions leading into Memorial Day Weekend, traditionally when the Atlanta Jazz Festival would have been held at Piedmont Park. The nightly performances continued to garner thousands of views on the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the Jazz Times Magazine Facebook pages.

The May 18 – May 25 lineup includes:

Monday, May 18 – Alexandra Jackson

Tuesday, May 19 – Mace Hibbard

Wednesday, May 20 – The Sweet Lu Quartet

Thursday, May 21 – Darren English (remotely recorded from South Africa)

Friday, May 22 – Gritz and Jelly Butter

Saturday, May 23 – Avery Dixon

Sunday, May 24 – Kathleen Bertrand

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day performance by Melvin Jones

In light of the recent passing of Jay Edwards, WCLK Jazz 91.9’s announcer and friend of the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is dedicating this coming week’s performances in his honor.

The performances, the majority of which were recorded at the Atlanta Music Project studios, will be posted at 9 p.m. on the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s and Jazz Times Magazine’s Facebook pages and also promoted on WJZA-FM. Each performance is also available on the Atlanta Jazz Festival website the following day.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival would like to thank the Atlanta Music Project, WJZA and PNC Bank for their support. Check the AJF website frequently for performance updates, the new festival date and other events.