Our network

THIRTY FOUR YEARS – THE ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL | Arts & Culture

Title (Max 100 Characters)

THIRTY FOUR YEARS – THE ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL
THIRTY  FOUR YEARS – THE ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

In the mid-70s a spirit of cultural renaissance swept into the city of Atlanta, coinciding with the historic election of Maynard Jackson as the city’s first African American mayor. Propelling the renaissance, Mayor Jackson established the Bureau of Cultural Affairs in 1974 at the start of his first term in office. With his second election in 1977, he put forth the idea to spotlight jazz in the city, because, as he said, “Jazz music is America’s only original art form, and I think Atlanta, with its growing reputation as an international center of the arts and education, has both the opportunity and the responsibility to promote an art form whose roots are indigenous to the South.”

Read more...www.threegirlsandamic.com