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Event Details

December 21, 2018
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.


Free with Museum Admission


High Museum of Art

Event Description

Mark your calendar for live jazz at the High on the third Friday of every month, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! Music, drinks, art—no matter the month, every Friday Jazz offers a great lineup featuring different styles of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.

Photo of Jazz artist Tyrone Jackson playing piano and smiling with a backdrop of blue light.December features Tyrone Jackson. A quintessential jazz pianist recognized for his boundless creativity and harmonic mastery, Jackson has traveled the world as both a solo artist and sideman. He has composed original music for authors and plays and has recorded four albums. He is currently a professor at Kennesaw State University, where he lectures on jazz piano. Jackson is also a clinician for the Clayton County Arts Association and teaches middle schoolers in the Jazz for Kids program at Rialto Center for the Arts.

Jackson has performed with artists including Steve Turre, Larry Carlton, Carmen Bradford, Earl Klugh, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Gardner, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Wes Anderson, Greg Dawson, Jennifer Holliday, Karen Briggs, Clay Jenkins, Russell Gunn, David Sánchez, Damaris Carbaugh, Russell Malone, and Marcus Miller.

Seating for Friday Jazz is limited and opens at 6 p.m. There is no reserved seating. Standing room is plentiful. Friday Jazz is FREE with Museum admission and FREE for members.

Join us for Drawing in the Galleries during each Friday Jazz from 6 to 9 p.m.

Drop in and sketch live, clothed models in our galleries. We welcome all ranges of drawing experience, including guests who are picking up a sketchbook for the first time! Learn more about Drawing in the Galleries.

Please note: Regular museum admission tickets cannot be used to enter the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Please visit the Infinity Mirrors FAQ page for ticketing information.

Prepay for guaranteed parking, take MARTA to the Arts Center Station (N5), or take a Lyft.

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Lyft is the official rideshare partner of The Woodruff Arts Center. New Lyft users may use the code WOODRUFFARTS for $5 off their first two rides. When heading to The Woodruff, ask your driver to follow in-app navigation directions to the drop-off areas on Callaway Plaza at the corner of Peachtree Street and 15th or on Arts Center Way.

Interested in having your band perform at the High for a future Friday Jazz event? Visit to get in touch.