Atlanta Jazz Festival: Free neighborhood jazz events

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is just days away — May 22 through May 24 — but you can enjoy nights of free jazz right now (and later) with the 31 Days of Jazz celebration.

Here are some of the free events on the lineup. For a full listing of events (some have cover charges starting around $10), visit www.atlantafestivals.com/events/31-days-of-jazz/.

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19: The Freddy Cole Quartet in Concert. Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd SW, Atlanta.

Singer and pianist Freddy Cole, the brother of Nat “King” Cole, will perform at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Singer and pianist Freddy Cole, the brother of Nat “King” Cole, will perform at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Noon, Wednesday, May 20: Feed Your Senses Featuring Grammy Award winning saxophonist/composer/ educator Mace Hibbard. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta.

6 – 11 p.m., Thursday, May 21: Jazz Crawl on Edgewood. Ride the Atlanta Streetcar free from Woodruff Park and get free admission at participating clubs including The Edgewood Speakeasy, The Music Room, Noni’s and The Sound Table where you will hear some of the best DJs and live jazz bands.

6 – 10 p.m., Saturday, May 30: Jazz Under The Stars – City of Jonesboro Jazz Festival. The Jonesboro Historical Courthouse, 121 South McDonough Street, Jonesboro.

12 – 3 p.m, Sunday, May 31: Southern Art Bourbon and Blues Brunch at Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road, NE.


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