38th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival

The legendary Pharoah Sanders.
The 38th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival was a great way to spend Memorial Day weekend.  There was something for everyone - instrumentals, sultry vocalists, contemporary, traditional, swing and Latin Jazz.

Highlights from Sunday, May 24th are below:

Stanley Jordan

Jeff "Tain" Watts

Stanley Jordan and Charnett Moffett.

Percussionist and composer Emrah Kotan.

A touch of sax makes everything right.

Ali Barr

Emrah Kotan enjoying what he does.

The woman of the woodwinds, Marla Feeney.

Darrin Ginn on keyboard, Matt Stallard on bass and Emrah Kotan smiling with subtlety for the camera.

Karen Hatchett, Kupenda Auset and Frances Fox (Nina Simone's sister).

Award-winning jazz vocalist Diane "Deedles" Schuur being escorted on stage.

Bassist Ben Wolfe.

Ben Wolfe and Diane Schuur.

 Diane Schuur is internationally known as the new first lady of jazz.

Arturo O'Farrill.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Conga solo.

Arturo O'Farrill.

The brass section of the Afro Latin Orchestra.

Pharoah Sanders.

Pharoah Sanders waves to the sound tech.

All great jazz men should be seen at least once in black & white,
so here is Pharoah Sanders.
Atlanta's  mellow and happy jazz crowd.

For more information about Atlanta Jazz Festival, visit http://atlantafestivals.com/.


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