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Atlanta Jazz: Jazz Around Atlanta

Below are our Atlanta Jazz recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Atlanta Art.

Atlanta Jazz Festival (Atlanta, GA)

(May 26-28, 2012) The Atlanta Jazz Festival is a three-day event, begun in 1977, that takes place over Memorial Day weekend. Most recently, the festival expanded to a 31-day event commemorating its 31st anniversary and brought some of America’s top talent to the stage in the Big Peach. The festival is traditionally held in Woodruff Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Past performers have included Tito Puente, Lena Horne, McCoy Tyner, and, of course, Ray Charles. ...more...

Café 290

Atlanta’s self-labeled ‘Legend in Jazz’ has been around for over 25 years, and still today hosts some of the finest local talent as well as a number of national touring acts. It also serves as a place where young musicians are nurtured and discovered; every Wednesday Cafe 290 hosts a live talent show, ‘Who’s Got That Vibe!’, where audience members, celebrities and music industry …more…

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn series, which runs from June through August, presents special outdoor concerts of some of the finest jazz artists in the Southeast. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Callanwolde’s lush grounds, it’s a great way to unwind and enjoy live music. You can bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts under the stars, which …more…

Churchill Grounds

One of Atlanta’s premiere jazz venues, Churchill Grounds features live music at least five nights a week, leaning heavily toward traditional and straight ahead jazz. Churchill Grounds is a destination venue for seasoned local professionals as well as musicians on tour from across the U.S. Local groups perform regularly three nights a week, with rotating performers (often touring acts from outside Atlanta) each …more…


With locations in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Nashville and Plano, Sambuca has brought eclectic music and fine dining to some of the fastest growing cities in the South. The Atlanta location has a great listening room and moderately priced food. Expect to pay a cover charge Thursday-Sunday and call ahead to find out about the band you’ll be hearing that night. Remember, this is Atlanta … …more…