Atlanta Jazz Festival

The Atlanta Jazz Festival (AJF) welcomes thousands of residents and visitors to Piedmont Park for 3 days of free jazz during Memorial Day Weekend, each year.

The AJF season begins in March and includes events all over the city that support musicians of all ages and promotes community engagement in the art and culture of jazz music.


Youth Jazz Band Competition

The Youth Jazz Band Competition allows Atlanta area middle and high school jazz bands to compete for an opportunity to perform during the festival and raise funds (donated by sponsors) for their school’s jazz program.

31 Days of Jazz

The Atlanta Jazz Festival partners with venues all over the city to promote jazz events every single day of May leading up to the annual festival Memorial Day weekend in Piedmont Park. From MARTA stations, museums, jazz clubs, and restaurants the 31 Days of Jazz series provides a little something for everyone.

Neighborhood Jazz Series

The Neighborhood Jazz Series takes place at various City of Atlanta parks every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of May leading up to the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Each concert is hosted by a different City of Atlanta Councilmember and is family friendly and FREE to the public.  Click Here for a full calendar of Neighborhood concert events.

Visit the festival website for a full line up of the 2014 Atlanta Jazz Festival.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival, Incorporated , a 501(c)(3), supports AJF programming through donations and the support of its members, the 35 for 35 Society, a philanthropic group comprised of individuals dedicated to the preservation of jazz.

Contact the Atlanta Jazz Festival

Melissa R. Laurenceau, Festival Manager
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Colby Wilson, Production Coordinator
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