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Atlanta Jazz Festival Cancels International Jazz Day Concert
Posted Date: 4/27/2017 3:30 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2017

News Release

Atlanta Jazz Festival Cancels International Jazz Day Concert

ATLANTA– The Atlanta Jazz Festival announced today the cancellation of the International Jazz Day concert scheduled for Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Rialto Center for the Arts of Georgia State University. Hugh Maskela, one of the featured headliners with The Jazz Epistles, is ill and cannot travel to the United States.

“We deeply regret that we had to cancel the International Jazz Day concert. We hope jazz lovers will attend the many other wonderful events scheduled over the next four weeks leading up to Memorial Day weekend, as part of our 40 Days of Jazz series,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “We would also like to wish Mr. Masekela a speedy recovery and hope The Jazz Epistles will return to Atlanta soon.”

Patrons who purchased tickets to the International Jazz Day concert will receive a refund from Rialto Center for the Arts.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual musical showcase celebrating jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz performers. It is one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals, inviting music lovers from around the region to be immersed in jazz music culture. Mayor Maynard Jackson founded the original jazz festival to promote this true American art form that originated in the South. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is held Memorial Day weekend at Piedmont Park.

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