Atlanta Jazz Festival

At Atlanta Airport: Jazz in the Atrium

The 2011 Atlanta Jazz Festival takes place Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, and to get in the mood, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is holding its 10th annual Jazz in the Atrium series from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each weeknight through May 27th.

Here’s what’s coming up.

May 19: Goodfellas

May 20: The Ojeda Penn Experience

May 23: Tommie Macon and the Gentle Men of Jazz

May 24: After Hours Quintet

May 25: Marlon Patton

May 26: Charles Marshall, “The Jazz Ambassador”

May 27: Life Force


Jazz in the Atrium series at Atlanta airport

(The Eldridge Simms Jazz Quintet during 2009 Jazz in the Atrium music series. Photo courtesy ATL)

The 33rd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is taking place throughout the month of May, with a giant 2-day festival Memorial Day weekend in Piedmont Park and, for lucky travelers, two weeks of live jazz performances at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

ATL’s ninth annual Jazz in the Atrium music series, featuring mostly local artists, will take place in the airport Atrium from 5-7 pm each weekend from May 17th through the 28th.

Here’s the line-up:

May 17 Tony Waters
May 18 Charles Marshall
May 19 After Hours Quintet
May 20 Darren Winters
May 21 Gary Harris

May 24 Trey Wright
May 25 Takana Miyamoto
May 26 Mike Blackburn
May 27 Joe Jennings
May 28 Eldridge Simms Jazz Quintet