We’ve seen Pub Crawls, and now for the first time, we’re seeing a Jazz Crawl. The Atlanta Jazz Festival Crawl On Edgewood will take place on Thursday, May 21 from 6-11 pm in downtown’s coolest club district. Attendees can ride the Atlanta Streetcar free of charge from Woodruff Park and enjoy live jazz on their trip. Admission is also free at participating clubs including The Edgewood Speakeasy, The Music Room, Noni’s, Delightful Eatz, Erosol (aka The Department Store) and The Sound Table. There will be DJs and live jazz all night.
“More than ever the Atlanta Jazz Festival is taking jazz out to the people,” says Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “To expand our offerings we’re introducing the new Jazz Crawl on Edgewood. If you work downtown, we invite you to stay and come to the party. Or if you’ve been looking for an excuse to come downtown this is an easy way to check out the Streetcar, grab a bite, enjoy a delicious libation, and listen to some great music.”
Here’s the schedule:
Woodruff Park: Atlanta Streetcar Stop
*Music by saxophonist Ryan Whitehead from 6-7:30 pm
The Atlanta Streetcar (three cars in rotation) will run until 11 pm
*Music by trumpeter Jason Collier, cellist Ben Shirley, and guitarist Myles Brown from 6-7:30 pm
The Edgewood Speakeasy: 327 Edgewood Ave SE
*Film screening: Jazz – A Ken Burns Documentary from 6-7:30 pm
*Music by the Gordon Vernick Quartet from 8:30-11:30 pm
The Music Room: 327 Edgewood Ave SE
*Music by DONNIE: Live ‘GoFundMe’ featuring Adrian Blue, Maleke O’Ney & Jaméz Rogers – hosted by Jamal Ahmad. Concert will be followed by a “TribalJazz” Dance Party with DJs NotSoNyce & Nickel-B. Event is from 8-11 pm.
Delightful Eatz: 421 Edgewood Ave SE
*Music by singer LaTosha Brown from 6-9 pm
Noni’s: 357 Edgewood Avenue SE
*Music by the Daniel Friedman Trio from 6-9 pm
Erosol aka The Department Store: 467 Edgewood Ave SE
*Music by DJ Cozy Shawn. He has been the opening DJ for Me’Shell N’degeocello, Noot D’Noot, Spacek, Wolfmother, Judi Chicago, James Taylor Quartet/JTQ and many others. Music is from 6-9 pm.
The Sound Table: 483 Edgewood Ave SE (outside street party)
*Music by DJ Spinna at the “Kind of Blue & Green Party.” DJ Spinna revises Jazz and Soul marvels by Donald Byrd, Eddie Kendricks, Betty Carter, Roy Ayers and Al Jarreau. He is featured on Blue Note Revisited, a 2004 Blue Note Records remix-compilation. Music at the block party is from 8:30-11 pm.
All of this greatness, including 31 Days of Jazz, and we haven’t even reached the actual Jazz Festival yet! This is why people look forward to May every year. There is lots of fun to be had and in this case, it’s all free. We’ll see you there!