The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to connect with a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians. From May 25, to May 26, Piedmont Park will play host to a rich variety of jazz artists, including both leading lights and bright prospects. Best of all, it's FREE!
Finding Gabriel will be released by Nonesuch Records on May 17, 2019. Available for pre-order now, the artist was inspired through years of close reading of the Bible.
One big hit and there you go. That was Kokoroko’s story in 2018. At the time of writing, "Abusey Junction" has a total of 28 million listens on the platform. It only took one song for popularity to export the octet well beyond the English borders. On the basis of this track addressed to everyone, Kokoroko has been increasing its sell-outs for several months, and is preparing for a summer full of festivals.
Jazz is experiencing a rich renaissance right now. Headed up by artists and bandleaders that include the saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the drummer and producer Makaya McCraven, and tuba maestro Theon Cross, this new wave of talent has reinvigorated the genre. But listeners with keen ears will have also picked up on the sub plot of jazz guitarists making a return to the fore and playing a pivotal role in a number of recent key releases.
Two polymath musician-producers come together on this one. "Joy Techniques" is the raucous title track from Mercereau's upcoming album with the same name. Listen here.