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'AJFSessions' continue with Gritz & Jelly Butter, Avery Dixon and Kathleen Bertrand


The Atlanta Jazz Festival continues to deliver a-list music through its AJFSessions TONIGHT with the trio Gritz and Jelly Butter at 9 P.M. The beat goes on Saturday evening at 9 p.m. with saxophonist Avery Dixon and singing siren Kathleen Bertrand performs on Sunday at 9 p.m. The program is is part of AJF's 31 Days of Jazz Series

Gritz and Jelly Butter is an electrifying trio of musicians who provide an eclectic blend of original music, covers, and jazz in a seamless show. The trio has wowed audiences with their authenticity and upbeat performances throughout the Southeast and the world. The band's rhythmic combination of live keyboards, drums, bass will awaken your senses, and delight your ears. 

With his God-given talent, Avery Dixon, Saxophone extraordinaire, has wowed fans with his powerful and amazing saxophone skills, even garnering accolades from President Barack Obama. Dixon has also received numerous awards for his talent, including the "2018 Musician of the Year" award from the Tommie Smith Youth Initiative. 

A multi-faceted recording artist and songwriter, Kathleen Bertrand is a native Atlantan, whose soulful performances have graced two Olympic Games, two presidents, and countless appearances at jazz festivals worldwide. Bertrand's fan base spans the United States as well as Europe, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. As a songwriter, she penned the national theme song for the 100 Black Men of America - "What They See is What They'll Be" - as well as several songs on her albums "All of Me," "No Regrets," "Reasons for the Season," "New Standards," "Kathersis," and "It's Time to Love." 

CLICK HERE to watch the entire series with performances from Julie Dexter, Mace Hibbard, Joe Gransden, Lil John Roberts, Cleveland P. Jones, and many more. 



Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.