Cool off with a cocktail, enjoy fine cuisine and explore the life aquatic to the sounds of live jazz each Friday night this summer during Jazz Journeys at the Georgia Aquarium. World-renowned jazz musicians will perform sounds to calm the spirit and arouse the senses while guests enjoy some of nature’s most enchanting aquatic animals. Drinks and light cuisine will be available for purchase.
The Aquarium will remain open until 10 p.m. each Friday night this summer through Aug. 31st with FREE jazz music starting at 7:30 p.m. in the lower atrium.
July 20 - Just Ahead
This Atlanta-based group combines various styles of live jazz, ranging from contemporary smooth jazz, swing and danceable, to traditional jazz standards and funk-oriented sounds. The newest member to Atlanta’s local jazz scene, they’re currently completing new CD "This Way.”
July 27 - Jeff Sparks
This multi-faceted musician offers a refreshing style of jazz, letting his heart speak through his soprano saxophone. In his 30+ years as a saxophonist, he has shared the stage with such noted artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Branford Marsalis, Al B. Sure and Oleta Adams.
August 3 - Eric Essix
Atlanta's favorite smooth jazz guitarist blends gospel, blues and soul music with jazz for a sound that is uniquely informed by his southern upbringing. He’s had top 10 radio hits and 11 albums in a career that spans 18 years.
August 10 - Ken Ford
Riveting, electrifying, sensational and personable describe the music of this renowned electric violinist.
August 17 - The Peachtree Jazz Edition
This 18-piece band has been playing together for 10 years. They offer an expanded repertoire of big band jazz tunes from the 1930s and 1940s, as well as more modern pop-jazz tunes from the 1990s.
August 24 - Kathleen B
With a repertoire that ranges from straight-ahead jazz standards to spirited gospel and R&B, this artist returns to the Georgia Aquarium with smooth vocals from a variety of genres.
August 31 - Madoca
A pianist, keyboardist and composer, this Atlanta-based musician blends jazz, fusion and funk. She has performed around the world and won several awards in her native country, Japan.