May 27-29, 2016 // memorial day weekend


  • Alfredo

    Alfredo Rodríguez Trio

    Saturday, May 23, International Stage 7:30 PM | Grammy® nominated artist, Alfredo Rodríguez reflects the talents of legendary jazz pianists Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, and Art Tatum. Schooled in... [READ MORE]

  • Arturo

    Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

    Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Sunday, May 24, International Stage 7:30 PM | Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz... [READ MORE]

  • badbadnotgood


    Friday, May 1, Kickoff Party 9 PM | BADBADNOTGOOD is a formally trained trio of young musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on... [READ MORE]

  • BandaMagda

    Banda Magda

    Saturday, May 23, International Stage 5:30 PM | Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian... [READ MORE]

  • DanielD

    Contemporary Violinist Daniel D.

    Saturday, May 23, Main Stage 1 PM | A renowned musician, Daniel D. has been sought to celebrate many worthy occasions with dignitaries and icons. He has amassed a growing... [READ MORE]

  • DerrickHodge

    Derrick Hodge

    Saturday, May 23, Main Stage 9 PM | Live Today signals a new journey for bassist and composer Derrick Hodge as he embarks on a solo recording career. The title alludes to his top guiding principle... [READ MORE]

  • DianeSchuur

    Diane Schuur

    Sunday, May 24, Main Stage 7 PM | Long regarded as one of Contemporary Jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1953, Schuur... [READ MORE]

  • DidaPelled

    Dida Pelled

    Saturday, May 23, International Stage 3:30 PM | New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida has a particular talent for storytelling. Whether it be a jazz standard, a scorching blues number, an... [READ MORE]

  • Emrah

    Emrah Kotan

    Sunday, May 24, International Stage 5:30 PM | Emrah Kotan is a classically trained percussionist who came to the United States from his native Turkey and received a Master’s degree in Jazz... [READ MORE]

  • Fernanda

    Fernanda Noronha

    Sunday, May 24, International Stage 1:30 PM | Fernanda Noronha is a Brazilian singer-songwriter whose first album “Fernanda Noronha” was recorded under the You Music Records label in April 2005 in Brazil,... [READ MORE]

  • FourWomen

    Four Women: A Tribute to Nina Simone Featuring Kathleen Bertrand, Julie Dexter, Rhonda Thomas and Terry Harper

    Sunday, May 24, Main Stage 3 PM | Julie Dexter Meet Julie Dexter, a world renowned,... [READ MORE]

  • JeffSparks

    Jeff Sparks

    Sunday, May 24, Local Stage 4:30 PM | When it comes to fusing jazz music with smooth sounds of R&B, combined with hand clapping gospel, funk, and soul music, Jeff Sparks... [READ MORE]

  • JessieDavis

    Jessie Davis and the Nebraska Jones Experiment

    Saturday, May 23, Local Stage 2:30 PM | Jessie Davis has always had music in her blood; it’s taken many complicated surgeries to remedy the malady. ... [READ MORE]

  • JoeGransden

    Joe Gransden and His Big Band

    Sunday, May 24, Local Stage 12:30 PM | Joe Gransden has performed worldwide and released 14 CDs under his own name. Renowned first for the hard bop... [READ MORE]

  • KenoshaKid

    Kenosha Kid

    Saturday, May 23, Local Stage 4:30 PM | In Thomas Pynchon’s novel Gravity’s Rainbow, the Kenosha Kid is a maddeningly ambiguous figure: it might be a cowboy, or a dance, or... [READ MORE]

  • MadSatta

    Mad Satta

    Friday, May 22, Main Stage 7 PM | Mad Satta is a future-soul band based in New York comprised of eight members who strive to bring original, positive, eclectic, thoughtful music... [READ MORE]

  • MarcusStrickland

    Marcus Strickland Twi-Life

    Saturday, May 23, Main Stage 5 PM | “Marcus Strickland has started to turn heads in the most thriving but most competitive jazz scene on the planet …his tone:... [READ MORE]

  • Mastery


    Sunday, May 24, Local Stage 2:30 PM | MASTERY is a Jazz Quintet whose primary focus is the presentation of material embodying the energy, spirit and expression of the African-American Improvisational Tradition... [READ MORE]

  • NavyBand

    Navy Band Southeast V.I.P. Protocol Combo

    Sunday, May 24, Main Stage 1 PM | Navy Band Southeast’s Jazz Combo performs a variety of standards and instrumental popular music. They are sure to add... [READ MORE]

  • Nettwork

    Nettwork Trio: Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, and Jeff “Tain” Watts

    Sunday, May 24, Main Stage 5 PM | Appearing on over 200 recordings, Charnett Moffett is a veritable bass legend. He has supported innumerable... [READ MORE]

  • OtisBrown

    Otis Brown III

    Saturday, May 23, Main Stage 7 PM | Drummer Otis Brown III wears his heart on his sleeve, and if you let the musical community that he is an integral... [READ MORE]

  • PharoahSanders

    Pharoah Sanders Quartet

    Sunday, May 24, Main Stage 9 PM | Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders’ sound can... [READ MORE]

  • RussellGunn

    Russell Gunn’s Blackhawk Revisited

    Friday May 22, Late Night 11 PM | If one were attempting to design a prototype for the quintessential contemporary musician, trumpeter/fluegelhornist/composer Russell Gunn is the model. A certified... [READ MORE]

  • Strings


    Sunday, May 24, International Stage 3:30 PM | Jacky Ambroise was born to play the acoustic guitar, his critics will no doubt attest to it. His dexterity in his flamenco playing style... [READ MORE]

  • RadTrads

    The Rad Trads

    Saturday, May 23, Main Stage 3 PM | Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the... [READ MORE]

  • Thundercat


    Friday May 22, Main Stage 9 PM | Bassist/songwriter/vocalist Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, has music deeply rooted within. His father, Ronald Bruner, Sr., is an internationally renowned jazz drummer who played... [READ MORE]

  • TonyHightower

    Tony Hightower

    Sunday, May 24, Local Stage 6:30 PM | Born and raised in Atlanta, GA Tony Hightower is the quintessential artist. A virtuoso in music, he is also an accomplished actor, producer, writer,... [READ MORE]

  • Wolfpack

    Wolfpack ATL

    Saturday, May 23, Local Stage 6:30 PM | Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kebbi Williams is known to shake up things a bit with his avant-garde conglomerate. His musical “crew of wolves” known... [READ MORE]