Atlanta Jazz Festival

Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Drummer Lil John Roberts stopped by Morning Jazz this morning to talk about his upcoming performance at the Late Night Jazz Jam Concert taking place on Saturday, May 25 at 10pm at the Park Tavern at the Southeast corner of Piedmont Park as part of the    2019 Atlanta Jazz Festival. He'll be joined by The Senators in a tribute to Herbie Hancock. This is a separately-ticketed event to the Saturday and Sunday concerts in Piedmont Park, which are open to the public.

Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK this weekend for The Atlanta Jazz Festival's Neighborhood Jazz Series.  The free outdoor concerts will take place at various "family friendly" parks and features some of city's biggest and brightest jazz vocalists and instrumentalists. There will also be appearances from Atlanta council members and other public servants. 

The series continues today (May 18) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at John A. White Park and includes performances by vocalist Brenda Nicole Moorer and Distilled Butter Band. Fonda Smith will serve as the evening's host. 

The Atlanta Jazz Festival and the Fulton County Arts & Culture present singer, composer and producer Cimafunk TONIGHT at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Arts Center.

Cimafunk offers a subtle and bold mix of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms, a life-affirming sound, a UFO in the island's music scene.

Check out my most recent edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It includes my red carpet coverage of AMAZING GRACE featuring the late, great Aretha Franklin. The film opens nationwide in theaters on April 19 but yours truly got a sneak peek last week. 

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Jazz 91.9 WCLK tent during Memorial Day Weekend at the 41st Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park.  We did our no rain dance and it worked. Everyone enjoyed great performances at the Contemporary Stage which included : Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science; Jazzmeia Horn; and, Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles, among others.