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Herbie Hancock Performing At Atlanta Jazz Festival - UPDATE: George Benson Cancels

Updated: May 5

15 artists will be performing over Memorial Day Weekend at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, including Herbie Hancock. This festival is free and open to the public.


George Benson was previously set to perform but has canceled. Kenny Barron will be performing in his place.


From the Atlanta Mayor's Office:

George Benson’s team released the following statement: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, George Benson’s performance at the Atlanta Jazz Festival has been cancelled. Mr. Benson wishes the festival great success and looks forward to seeing his many fans at venues around the world when he resumes his tour.”

Jazz pianist, Kenny Barron will replace George Benson on the Monday lineup at 9 p.m., Warren Wolf and the Wolfpack will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday and local vocalist, Rhonda Thomas will perform at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

"The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music." (Official Website)


Check out the lineup and other information about the festival here.

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