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News: Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018 lineup includes Dianne Reeves, Jazzmeia Horn

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is a free annual event taking place Memorial Day Weekend. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the lineup for the 2018 festival.

In a recent video announcement, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms revealed the artist lineup for the 41st annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. The festival will feature performances presented on three stages, and the lineup includes performers such as Jazzmeia Horn, Dianne Reeves, The Bad Plus and Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings.

The country’s longest running free jazz festival takes 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 festival is as follows:

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 hosts 31 Days of Jazz events throughout metro Atlanta beginning on May 1. Most of the events are free, and they will occur all over metro Atlanta, including at various MARTA stations and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. More information can be found on AtlantaFestivals.com.

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