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Atlanta Jazz Festival Society

Established in 2012, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission and purposes of Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc. are to raise awareness, provide support, solicit corporate sponsors, and conduct fundraising activities in support of the three-day Atlanta Jazz Festival event in Piedmont Park; to present educational programs to teach and preserve the rich history of jazz; and to raise visibility of the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the associated 31 Days of Jazz during the month of May as a cultural institution in Atlanta and beyond.

Thank you for your support of the Atlanta Jazz Festival, one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country. Through a tax-deductible donation to Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc. your support 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!

The Board of Directors of Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc.

Join 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.

Your generous gift confirms your commitment to sustain this 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.



William A. Alexander • Michael Anderson • Marquette & Jana Chester • Mike & Tina Simmons DeFoor • Arnold & Joyce Evans • JoAnn Haden-Miller • Kelly King • Beverly Nash-Lowe • Michael & Denise Pack • Armond & Sharon Perkins • Michael & Donata Ross • Frank & Robyn Sims • Pamela J. Smith • Dr. & Mrs. Reed Tuckson • Gregory Williams


Hillary Dunson, Board Chair
Camille Russell Love, Ex-Officio
Eddie L. Bridgeman, Sr., Ex-Officio
Jason “J” Carter
Gary Cassis
W. Kevin Dancy
Margo M. Davis
Charles J. Johnson
Joseph “Jay” Myers, III
Erich Randolph, MD
Susan Ross