36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day Weekend in beautiful Piedmont Park, in the heart of midtown Atlanta. Food vendors. Booths with art, jewelry and clothing. National and international artists on two stages over three full days: May 25-27. Admission is free. Please check our web site for the dates and times of specific artists and their performances. www.atlantafestivals.com
I love jazz because I am a singer and jazz inspires me.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a baby. I grew up in a a musical family.
The best show I ever attended was Dianne Reeves with Romero Lubambo in Rio de janeiro, and Youn Sun Nah at the Vancouver
Jazz festival in 2010.
The first jazz record I bought was Sarah Vaughan.
My advice to new listeners is keep your ears and heart opened for good music.