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Thousands Celebrate 33rd Jazz Festival Weekend At Piedmont Park

The 33rd Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the Country’s largest free Jazz Festivals.  This annual musical showcase celebrates jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta during the entire month of May. With the weather cooperating, Memorial Day weekend saw this year’s 2-day festival feature a host of national and local talent, plus dozens of vendors, kids activities and a Green theme at Piedmont Park. As usual, Robb Cohen was handy with his camera. Click here for more AJC staff photos from the festival. Tell us about what you saw and heard. How did it compare to previous Jazz Festivals?

Pictured in this blog are the following performers, from top to bottom: Marcus Miller featuring Christian Scott, Spyro Gyra, Celebration of Lionel Hampton featuring Diane Schuur and Jason Marsalis, Stanley Clarke posing with Cultural Affairs Director Camille Love and Mayor Kasim Reed, Stanley Clarke and Hiromi, Trombone Shorty and Esperanza Spalding.

(Photo Credit: Robb Cohen/  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit for Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries. by Atlanta Photographer Robb Cohen


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June 1st, 2010
12:06 pm

Go every year with the family and have a great time. All of us were happy to have it back at Piedmont Park. Thanks for the wonderful pics!


June 1st, 2010
5:59 pm

Great event !! Awesome music, wonderful artists market and of course some serious grillin going on!!:)Love the pics:)

Big Daddy G

June 5th, 2010
9:11 am

A well coordinated and fantastic event. Thanks City of Atlanta.
Loved IT!


June 12th, 2010
8:28 am

So happy it’s back at Piedmont. One of Atlanta’s best events. Had a great time this year looking forward to going next year!


June 13th, 2010
12:39 am

Anyone miss Music Midtown? With Bonnaroo a few hours away at three times the price of Music Midtown but with not three times the variety, I hope Atlantans appreciate the great value we had with Music Midtown. The variety, the number of acts for 40-70 bucks was great. It wasn’t perfect, but for less than 100 bucks, you cant find a comparable festival.