As a precursor to the Atlanta Jazz Festival
, May 22-24 in Piedmont Park, saxophonist Kebbi Williams will present the 5th annual event 2 to 8 pm April 19 in Atlanta’s historic West End community.
Featured performers among the 30 bands performing on eight stages along Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, a stretch closed to vehicular traffic during the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s concurrent Atlanta Streets Alive
event, will include Russell Gunn, Julie Dexter, Joe Gransden, Frank Barham and Brazilian Sounds, Eric McFadden, 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, Rahbi and Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective.
Closing out the day of music and pedestrian-friendliness, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson will conduct a 50-piece orchestra, including Atlanta Public Schools students and professional musicians, in a concert mixing jazz and classical music with funk and blues. It’s 6-8 p.m. at the Wrens Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. S.W., Atlanta.