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NOTE: Per the Executive Order issued by Mayor Bottoms, and the guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting that all social gathering be cancelled, the Nicholas Payton Trio concert scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the Gallery at RAVINE has been canceled.

If you purchased tickets to this event, we have initiated your refund and your funds should return to your account in the next few business days.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope to see you at future events.


City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

On Wednesday, May 20, at the Gallery at RAVINE, experience the sensational sounds of the Nicholas Payton Trio, featuring GRAMMY Award-winner Nicholas Payton, drummer Kenny Washington, and bassist Peter Washington.

A dynamic multi-instrumentalist known for his rich and poetic sounds, Nicholas Payton imbues traditional rhythms with a modern, urban energy.

Whether collaborating with the rapper Common, touring with artists like Elvin Jones, or paying tribute to Louis Armstrong, Payton strives to pay homage to the past while pushing music forward.

In his latest release, “Relaxin’ With Nick”, recorded live at SMOKE in Harlem in collaboration with Kenny Washington and Peter Washington, the trio curates a set from previously recorded works that intentionally showcase facets of legendary rhythm sections.

To learn more about Nicholas Payton and listen to his music, visit his website at

All sales are final. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

This event is sponsored by the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

The mission and purposes of the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc. are to raise awareness, provide support, solicit corporate sponsors, and conduct fundraising activities in support of the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park. In addition, the AJF, Inc. also presents educational programs to teach the public about the rich history of jazz while raising the visibility of the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the associated 31 Days of Jazz.