The artists in Atlanta Jazz Festival’s lineup come from everywhere to put on a free, priceless jazz show in Piedmont Park for May 23-25 Memorial Day Weekend. There’s an amazing but unassuming young man who plays unearthly jazz on a harp, the next Sarah Vaughan in the loveliest of French/Dominican presentation, the transcendent independent party who took HBO’s "Treme" by storm, a Grammy-nominated musicians’ favorite, and the kids.
“This year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival promises to be one of our best,” enthused Camille Russell Love, director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “We are presenting a diverse lineup of artists from around the world, and because we are blessed with a wealth of talent here in Atlanta, we’ve added a third stage in Piedmont Park for local artists. As always, admission to the festival is free. Make plans now to join us for an unforgettable weekend of jazz!”
The following unforgettable acts in the slideshow should not be missed.