2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival Press Conference


 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival Poster Artist Yoyo Ferro with his wife,
Mayor Kasim Reed and Camille Russell Love.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

On Tuesday, April 5th, details about the 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival were announced at a press conference at Atlanta City Hall with Mayor Kasim Reed.

“We are excited about the lineup for this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival,” says Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “As our city becomes more international and our population younger, we are booking the festival to welcome these new audiences.  From the soulful groove of Gregory Porter, the hip-hop inspired brass of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and the sensuous stylings of Brazilian songstress Eliane Elias, we’ve got a wide variety of jazz flavors on three stages. And admission is free! Make plans now to join us for the 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.”

Complete lineup below:

Friday, May 27

Main Stage:

7:00 pm                              Next Collective                                                                         
9:00 pm                              JOI                                      


Saturday, May 28

Local Stage:       

12:30 pm                            Rialto Jazz for Kids All Stars
2:30 pm                              The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO)    
4:30 pm                              Mabu’s Ark Band                            
6:30 pm                              Alex Lattimore                                                              

International Stage:

1:30 pm                              Camila Meza      
3:30 pm                              TATRAN                                                           
5:30 pm                              Mette Henriette                                             

7:30 pm                              Etienne Charles                

Main Stage:

1:00 pm                              Chargaux

3:00 pm                              Tomeka Reid                                                  

5:00 pm                              Theo Croker       

7:00 pm                              Jamison Ross                    
9:00 pm                              Hypnotic Brass Ensemble                                            

                             
Sunday, May 29

Local Stage:
 
12:30 pm                            Band Room Nation                                       
2:30 pm                              Anonymous DaBand                                                    
4:30 pm                              Joe Alterman Trio
6:30 pm                              Chandra Currelley                                                 
                                       
                             
International Stage:
1:30 pm                              TBA                        
3:30 pm                              Tumi Mogurosi                                                              
5:30 pm                              Daby Touré                                      
7:30 pm                              Eliane Elias
 
Main Stage:

1:00 pm                              Navy Band Southeast: V.I.P Protocol Combo
3:00 pm                              Eugenie Jones   
5:00 pm                              The Headhunters
7:00 pm                              Benny Golson
9:00 pm                              Gregory Porter  
 


Robert Henson on bass with Alex Latimore.
 Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

 Mayor Kasim Reed greets Camille Russell Love with a hug.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét


Camille Russell Love and Mayor Kasim Reed share the joy of announcing the
2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival lineup.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Poster artist Yoyo Ferro, Camille Russell Love and Mayor Kasim Reed
unveil the 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival Poster.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét


A selfie with Mayor Reed and Camille Russell Love is a must!
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Mayor Reed discusses hot topics with members of the Atlanta Press.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét


The 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival Management Team.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.