May 22-24, 2015 // memorial day weekend


  • AhmadJ

    Ahmad Jamal

    Sunday, May 25,  Main Stage 9 PM | Celebrated pianist-composer Ahmad Jamal continues his performance schedule around the world, as he has for well over the last four decades.  Noted for... [READ MORE]

  • AirmenofNote-official-photo_50

    Airmen of Note

    Sunday, May 25, Main Stage 3PM | The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Created in 1950 to carry on the... [READ MORE]

  • AliAmr

    Ali Amr

    Sunday, May 25, International Stage 1:30 PM | Ali Amr is an Actor, Producer, Singer & Qanun prodigy of the highest order; his consistently brilliant performances, recordings and exciting audience... [READ MORE]

  • BillFrissel

    Bill Frisell’s Guitar in the Space Age

    Sunday, May 25, Main Stage 7PM | Always on the lookout for opportunities to “dig around for where I’m coming from,” Frisell’s project, GUITAR  IN... [READ MORE]

  • BrianHogans

    Brian Hogans

    Saturday, May 24, Local Stage 4:30 PM | Saxophonist/pianist Brian Hogans has one of the most dynamic, exhilarating, and fervent sounds of today’s young jazz artists. Described as “fluid, fiery,... [READ MORE]

  • ChristianScott

    Christian Scott

    Saturday, May 24, Main Stage 9PM | Christian Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a two-time Edison Award winning (2010, 2012), Grammy Award... [READ MORE]

  • Cyrille

    Cyrille Aimée

    Sunday, May 25, International Stage 5:30 PM | Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and a finalist in the Thelonious... [READ MORE]

  • DarrenEnglish

    Darren English

    Sunday, May 25, Local Stage 2 PM | Darren English is a jazz trumpet player from Cape Town, South Africa.  He is the two-time recipient of the Fine Music Radio... [READ MORE]

  • Diego

    Diego Figueiredo

    Sunday, May 25, International Stage 3:30 PM | Diego Figueiredo (pronounce fig-a-reed-o) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of... [READ MORE]

  • Edmar

    Edmar Castaneda

    Saturday, May 24, International Stage 1:30 PM | “The Colombian plays the harp like hardly anyone else on earth. His hands, seemingly powered by two different people, produce a totally... [READ MORE]

  • 3

    Eldar Trio

    Saturday, May 24, International Stage 5:30 PM | The New York Times described the New York based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar Djangirov as “a blend of musical intelligence, organizational... [READ MORE]

  • EsterRada

    Ester Rada

    Saturday, May 24, Maine Stage 5 PM | Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian’s heritage. Growing up in a highly religious Jewish family in... [READ MORE]

  • FreddyCole

    Freddy Cole

    Sunday, May 25, Main Stage 5 PM | “Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not... [READ MORE]

  • Batiste

    Jon Batiste

    Jon Batiste is a musician who transcends any genre. With his modern take on American music, Batiste has collaborated with musicians from across the spectrum – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Wynton Marsalis among them. Also... [READ MORE]

  • Kemba

    Kemba Cofield

    Sunday, May 25, Local Stage 4:30 PM | Kemba Cofield captures the essence of every song she sings by painting a colorful portrait with each lyric, sharing her story that... [READ MORE]

  • RialtoJazzKids

    Rialto Jazz for Kids

    Sunday, May 25, Local Stage 12:30 PM | The Rialto Jazz for Kids (RJK) is a partnership program with middle schools in the Atlanta metro area under the... [READ MORE]

  • RialtoYouthJazzOrchestra

    Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra

    Saturday, May 24, Main Stage 3 PM | The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra was founded in the June 2011 by its Director, Dr. Gordon Vernick.  The RYJO program... [READ MORE]

  • Boccalini

    Roberta Gambarini

    ROBERTA GAMBARINI Friday, May 23, Main Stage 7 PM | Barely two weeks after setting foot on American soil for the first time, Roberta surprised the jazz world by finishing third in... [READ MORE]

  • Hargrove

    Roy Hargrove

    ROY HARGROVE Friday, May 23, Main Stage 9 PM | At 44, trumpeter  has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful... [READ MORE]

  • RussellGunn

    Russell Gunn’s Krunk Jazz Orkestra

    Saturday, May 23, Main Stage 7 PM | (composer, producer, trumpeter, musical director) If one were attempting to design a prototype for the quintessential contemporary musician, Russell... [READ MORE]

  • Somi


    Saturday, May 24, International Stage 3:30 PM | In late 2011, acclaimed East African vocalist & songwriter Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months... [READ MORE]

  • WillieZiAvino

    Willie Ziavino and the C.O.T. Band

    Saturday, May 24, Local Stage 2:30 PM | Willie Ziavino, Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, began writing songs since he was 14 years old, based on personal... [READ MORE]