Atlanta Jazz Festival lineup for 2016 announced

Atlanta jazz fans will have plenty to groove to this Memorial Day Weekend when the 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival takes root in its usual spot in Piedmont Park.

Festival organizers said they wanted the musical acts to reflect the younger and more international demographic that inhabits Atlanta, leading to a diverse lineup that includes the hip-hop-inflected Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the soul of Gregory Porter and the Brazilian stylings of Elias.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is free and will take place from 6-11 p.m. May 27; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. May 28 and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. May 29.

Three stages will accommodate the acts, and an array of food and artist vendors, as well as a Kidzone, will be on site.

And a reminder – no grilling, no pets and no staking of tents are allowed in Piedmont Park during the festival.

7 p.m.                                Next Collective

9 p.m.                                JOI

12:30 p.m.                              Rialto Jazz for Kids All Stars

2:30 p.m.                               The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO)

4:30 p.m.                                Mabu’s Ark Band

6:30 p.m.                                Alex Lattimore

1:30 p.m.                                Camila Meza

3:30 p.m.                               Tatran

5:30 p.m.                                Mette Henriette

7:30 p.m.                                Etienne Charles

1 p.m.                                Chargaux

3 p.m.                                Tomeka Reid

5 p.m.                                Theo Croker

7 p.m.                               Jamison Ross

9 p.m.                               Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

12:30 p.m.                              Band Room Nation

2:30 p.m.                                Anonymous DaBand

4:30 p.m.                                Joe Alterman Trio

6:30 p.m.                                Chandra Currelley

1:30 p.m.                                Kenzaburo Ishihara

3:30 p.m.                                Tumi Mogorosi

5:30 p.m.                                Daby Touré

7:30 p.m.                                Eliane Elias

1 p.m.                                Navy Band Southeast: V.I.P Protocol Combo

3 p.m.                                Eugenie Jones

5 p.m.                                The Headhunters

7 p.m.                                Benny Golson

9 p.m.                                Gregory Porter

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.