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Atlanta Jazz Festival’s Late Night Jazz Concerts featuring Russell Gunn and Lil John Roberts on sale NOW!

“We are excited about presenting the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s Late Night Jazz Concerts in the intimate setting of the Park Tavern,” states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our festival theme is a journey in jazz, and we know audiences are going to enjoy taking a journey of discovery with Russell Gunn’s searing tribute to Miles Davis on May 22nd, and Lil’ John Roberts’ all-star jam with friends on May 23rd. We invite all of you night owls to join us for some great late night jazz!”

Russell GunnRussell Gunn’s Blackhawk Revisited – A Tribute to Miles Davis will take place on Friday, May 22 at 11 pm at the Park Tavern which is located at 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Tickets are $35 and here’s the link to purchase them: https://www.freshtix.com/events/ajf-lnjc

Truly the quintessential contemporary musician, Russell Gunn’s imaginative trumpet playing has earned him respect and recognition for pushing the boundaries of jazz. With a singular style that incorporates influences of masters like Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and the underrated Booker Little, Gunn has gained a following for his own music through touring and well-received albums, including the Grammy-nominated Ethnomusicology, Vol. 1 and Ethnomusicology Vol. 2.

'Lil John' Roberts - 3Lil’ John Roberts and his All Star Jam Band will perform on Saturday, May 23 at 11 pm at the Park Tavern, located at 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Tickets are $35 and here’s the link to purchase them: https://www.freshtix.com/events/ajf-lnjj

Fresh off the road with Stevie Wonder’s “Songs In The Key of Life Tour, and with his just released CD, The Heartbeat, drummer Lil’ John Roberts is excited to be home and jamming with friends. He will spearhead this jazz jam which will feature some of the region’s finest musicians. A few of the artists who are performing at the festival in Piedmont Park are also expected to drop by and play.

Atlanta Jazz Festival - red logoThe 38th 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 partially supported by Atlanta Jazz Festival Inc, a 501(c)(3) cultural, non-profit. Like AtlantaJazzFestivalon Facebook for all the latest news, and for more information visit the official web site at www.atlantafestivals.com.

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Media Contact: Karen Hatchett – karen@hatchettpr.com