36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival Preview Party Hosted by Mayor Kasim Reed

The City of Atlanta held it’s 36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival Preview Party hosted by Mayor Kasim Reed and yours truly was there to capture the festivities.

Atlanta Jazz Festival Preview Party, Mayor Kasim Reed
Atlanta Jazz Festival Preview Party, Mayor Kasim Reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The 36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will shine a spotlight on the wealth of emerging talent in the jazz world as we celebrate Generation Next,” states Camille Russell Love, Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. “We have always presented the best and brightest on the scene and this year we continue that mission with a focus on where jazz is right now and where it’s heading. Audiences will enjoy a wide spectrum of styles from traditional straight-ahead, Latin jazz and swing to jazz flavored with neo-soul, hip-hop, R&B and world music. As technology brings us closer, musicians are collaborating from all corners of the globe and we’re entering a new age of jazz. Join us as we present some of todays’ most vibrant and innovative jazz artists including Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dominick Farinacci, Meshell Ndegeocello, José James, Tia Fuller, Aruán Ortiz, Gretchen Parlato, and Rudresh Mahanthappa. Come experience three exhilarating days of FREE music over Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27) in historic Piedmont Park.”
atlantafestivals.com

Take a look at some of the pics I captured at this grand affair!

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Valerie Jackson & daughter Alexandra Jackson, Nnena Nchege, Cultural Affairs and Guests
Valerie Jackson & daughter Alexandra Jackson, Nnena Nchege, Cultural Affairs and Guests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Kasim Reed, Camille Russell Love, Keisha Lance Bottom, Atlanta City Councilwoman,Valerie Jackson & Alexandria Jackson and Charly Palmer
Mayor Kasim Reed, Camille Russell Love, Keisha Lance Bottom, Atlanta City Council woman,Valerie Jackson & Alexandra Jackson and Charly Palmer, Layers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Kasim Reed, Valerie Jackson & Alexandria Jackson
Mayor Kasim Reed, Valerie Jackson & Alexandra Jackson
Former Mayor, Bill Campbell & Guest
Former Mayor, Bill Campbell & Guest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gandy Thomas, Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta
Gandy Thomas, Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta

 

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