Sunday, January 20, 2008


Georgia’s Most Accomplished Jazz Musicians Compete

The Atlanta Jazz Festival and TD Entertainment present the Future of Jazz Competition VII. The competition will take place at the Sambuca Jazz Café every Tuesday for six consecutive weeks. Three bands from a variety of jazz genre’s will compete to become a Future of Jazz Winner.

The artists will perform for a panel of industry and celebrity judges. The judges will announce the weekly winner following the performances that evening. Six jazz sub-categories will be highlighted and six winners will be chosen. The competition categories are Contemporary Instrumental, Contemporary Vocal, Traditional Instrumental, Traditional Vocal, Nu-Jazz and Fusion Jazz.

The six winners of the separate categories will all perform at the Atlanta Jazz Festival Memorial Weekend 2008. In addition, the Atlanta Jazz Festival through the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs will present each winner with a check in the amount of $500. The Future of Jazz Competition continues to evolve and expand each year in its mission to keep jazz fresh and alive in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Spend your Tuesday’s listening to Georgia’s most accomplished jazz musicians as they give it everything they’ve got to win a spot on the Atlanta Jazz Festival stage!

Celebrating the 31st anniversary of presenting excellence in jazz, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is back for another year of legendary performances, fine dining and eclectic jazz events all over the city. With 31 days of exciting activities and events throughout May, the Atlanta Jazz Festival has become one of the premier free jazz events in the country!

WHAT: Future of Jazz Competition VII
WHEN: Every Tuesday – Beginning January 22 running through February 26
WHERE: Sambuca Jazz Cafe
3102 Piedmont Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

SHOW TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Produced by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, the Atlanta Jazz Festival builds on the success and heritage of previous festivals by continuing its expansion with a 31-day schedule. It is the mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival to expose and entertain a diverse audience of jazz aficionados, young jazz enthusiasts and musical artists to the rich heritage and variety of jazz as an authentic form of traditional music. For more information on the Atlanta Jazz Festival, please call the information hotline at 404.853.4234 or visit the website at

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