May 25-26, 2019 // memorial day weekend
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Atlanta Jazz Festival 40th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

40th Anniversary AJF Book Cover

In order to commemorate the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s 40th anniversary, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has created a beautiful coffee table book that compiles stunning images from the past 40 years of festival performances.  The book features incredible imagery from Jim Alexander, Ernest Gregory, Michael Reese, Susan Ross and Julie Yarbrough.  You can read more about the photographers here.

Your purchase will help us to ensure the continuing strength and vitality of Atlanta Jazz Festival in celebrating this powerful and transformative art form we call jazz! Purchase this collector’s item before they are gone! Books will be available for pick up after April 21. More information is below.

Get the Book by Joining the Atlanta Jazz Festival Society

The Atlanta Jazz Festival Society, formerly the 35 for 35 Society, is a group of jazz enthusiasts and aficionados who are committed to supporting the tradition of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Since 1978, the Atlanta Jazz Festival has presented many of the most important artists in international music history. Festival goers experienced iconic performances by Lionel Hampton, Sarah Vaughn and Miles Davis in the ‘80s, Dizzie Gillespie (1990) and Herbie Hancock (2000). Esperanza Spaulding filled Piedmont Park just months before receiving a Grammy Award in 2010. Our festival has created new stages for future jazz legends and a Georgia home for seasoned talent. As we look to the future of this uniquely American musical tradition, it is vital to keep the Atlanta Jazz Festival alive and thriving for generations to come.

By becoming a member of the AJF Society your support ensures we are able to continue impacting a world of artists who look to the Atlanta Jazz Festival as a premier platform for the latest expressions of jazz culture. Your commitment enables the festival to remain an annual destination for not only jazz enthusiasts, but Atlanta’s residents and visitors who look forward to the festival each year.

As a member of the Atlanta Jazz Festival Society you will receive:

  • Two VIP Hospitality Access Passes during Festival Weekend
  • Exclusive right to purchase additional VIP Hospitality guest passes
  • One VIP parking pass during Festival Weekend
  • Two tickets to an AJF ticketed event with reserved seating
  • One AJF Gift Pack with Official Festival T-Shirt and gift items
  • Advance notice of special events and programs
  • Invitations to private jazz events
  • One Commemorative 40th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Your generous gift of $1,000.00 confirms your commitment to sustain our rich tradition in music through this vibrant cultural celebration. We need your support and we hope that we can count on you to maintain the largest free jazz festival in the country.

To sign up or renew your AJF Society membership, contact Vallerie Simpson at or call 404-546-6820.