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Atlanta Jazz Festival scraps Chastain concert

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

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.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/

5 comments Add your comment

who cares?!

May 19th, 2011
4:50 pm

either no money, no interest or both.

Robert Wolf

May 19th, 2011
9:49 pm

That is really too bad. Now there are no Headliners for the Jazz Festival(other than Regina Carter sort of) and there is no reason for me and thousands of others to come to Atlanta. I’ve always wanted to see George Duke & Marcus Miller Live ! And even though I’ve seen David Sanborn several times, he’s always great to see !


May 22nd, 2011
5:46 pm



May 22nd, 2011
7:56 pm

Crap. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue were supposed to open this show!

I got to see him at New Orleans Jazzfest this year for the first time and was BLOWN AWAY.

Really wanted to see him again. He should’ve been headlining the show in Piedmont.


May 23rd, 2011
2:19 pm

Mucho Dittos on Trombone Shorty. Bring him to ATL this weekend.I’ll pay to see him again!