A concert that was to have featured George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn, planned for May 30 at Chastain Park as part of the Atlanta Jazz Festival, has been canceled. It’s unclear why.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Atlanta Jazz Festival will not be presenting at the Chastain Park Amphitheater,” read a news release sent out about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
It quoted Camille Russell Love, director of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs, saying, “We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and urge those who purchased tickets to seek a refund from their original point‐of‐purchase. We look forward to hosting an exciting weekend of live jazz at Piedmont (Park).”
Other events scheduled for Mary 28 and 29 will proceed as planned. For a full lineup and other details see www.atlantafestivals.com.
Now in its 34th year, the festival has featured such artists as Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Etta James, Hiroshima, The Neville Brothers, Al Jarreau, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Nina Simone and Dizzy Gillespie over the years.
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