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Atlanta Jazz Festival Releases Full Lineup of 2018 Artists

Atlanta Jazz Festival Releases Full Lineup of 2018 Artists
Highlights include Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings, Dianne Reeves, The Bad Plus and Jazzmeia Horn

ATLANTA – March 27, 2018
– In a video announcement today, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms revealed the artist lineup for the 41st annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. The lineup includes a variety of jazz sounds and stylings presented on three stages: The Legends Stage, The Contemporary Stage and The Next Gen Stage. The country’s longest running free jazz festival will take place for two days over Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, in Piedmont Park. For the first time in the event’s history, Saturday will feature a special all-female jazz lineup.

The complete lineup for the 2018 festival includes:

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Next Gen Stage:
12:30 p.m. Sasha Berliner Escapades
2:30 p.m. Camille Thurman
4:30 p.m. Shayna Steele
6:30 p.m. Linda May Han Oh Quintet

Contemporary Stage:
1:30 p.m. Thumbscrew: Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek & Tomas Fujiwara
3:30 p.m. Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science
5:30 p.m. Anat Cohen Quartet
7:30 p.m. Jazzmeia Horn

Legends Stage:
1 p.m. Yoko Miwa Trio
3 p.m. Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
5 p.m. The Ingrid Jensen Collective
7 p.m. Tia Fuller Quartet
9 p.m. Dianne Reeves

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Next Gen Stage:
12:30 p.m. Rialto Jazz for Kids
2:30 p.m. Antoine Roney Trio featuring Kojo Roney
4:30 p.m. Morgan Guerin
6:30 p.m. Matthew Whitaker

Contemporary Stage:
1:30 p.m. The Georgia Horns
3:30 p.m. Richie Goods & The Goods Project
5:30 p.m Sidewalk Chalk
7:30 p.m. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Legends Stage:
1 p.m. The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Eric Marienthal
3 p.m. The Russell Malone Quartet
5 p.m. M.F. Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars
7 p.m. The Bad Plus
9 p.m. Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings

Along with the Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will host 31 Days of Jazz events throughout metro Atlanta beginning on May 1. Most of the events are free and will occur all over Metro Atlanta, including at various MARTA stations and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. More information can be found on


About Atlanta Jazz Festival®
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals and invites music lovers from around the region to be immersed in jazz music culture. Mayor Maynard Jackson founded the original jazz festival to promote the art form that originated in the south. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual musical showcase that celebrates jazz legends and features up-and-coming jazz performers in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta, culminating on Memorial Day weekend with performances at Piedmont Park. For more information, please visit and follow Atlanta Jazz Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans also can access information on the go by visiting, from their smart device.


Jamie Donaldson
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Sharon Goldmacher
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