6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
On the third Friday of every month, mark your calendar for live jazz in the High’s atrium, 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.
August features the steady beat of Henry Conerway III, one of the most in-demand drummers on the jazz scene in the U.S. and abroad. He has performed with global touring artists and appeared at esteemed venues and festivals. You can find out more about Henry Conerway III at thehc3.com.
Prepay for guaranteed parking or take MARTA to the Arts Center Station (N5).
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.
New! Our 2017 Outdoor Performance Series coincides with First Fridays and Friday Jazz programs each month.
Enjoy live music by Russell Gunn and the Krunk Jazz Orkestra on our Sifly Piazza at 7:30 p.m.
Trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Russell Gunn was born and raised in Illinois. Weaned on hip-hop, he turned to jazz in his professional pursuits, although hip-hop remains a strong influence. He first attracted the attention of critics and audiences for his contributions to Wynton Marsalis’s Blood on the Fields and has also backed the likes of Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, James Moody, and Maxwell. Gunn has recorded over 16 albums and was nominated for a Grammy in 2000. His most recent recording, The Sirius Mystery (2016), incorporates jazz, African drums, dub step, trap beat, and EDM.
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.
Interested in having your band perform at the High for a future Friday Jazz event? Visit FridayJazzSubmission to get in touch.