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Big Bounce America Georgia

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 2-8

The "world's biggest bounce house" is coming to Dacula, plus Shaky Knees takes over Old Fourth Ward, and Hector Santiago's El Burro Pollo is back for one day only.
Joe Gransden Cafe 290

Joe Gransden’s big band magic at Cafe 290

Twice a month, in a cramped bar in Sandy Springs, Joe Grandsen and his crew of more than a dozen musicians make big band magic.
50 Best Bars in Atlanta

37. Cafe 290

Surprise! The best place to hear jazz in metro Atlanta is the ground floor of a two-story office complex in Sandy Springs.
Virginia Schenck

How Atlanta singer Virginia Schenk found a second career onstage

Virginia Schenck has sung for as long as she can remember, but she didn’t pursue performing seriously until 2010. Today Schenck (who goes by her stage name V-A) regularly performs around Atlanta and has released two albums.
Freddy Cole

One Square Mile: Freddy Cole and Sweet Auburn’s evolution

Freddy Cole sits at a table in a back corner of Sweet Auburn Seafood restaurant. The linens are crisp, the decor modern: shimmering tile, high-backed benches—all unmarked by smoke or time. This place is a welcome sign of slow resurgence in this historic part of town.
Johnny Knapp

Piano Man: At 87, jazz legend Johnny Knapp is still jamming

Johnny Knapp is 87, and he feels it. He moves with a walker, his withered legs powered by wiry forearms and large hands that have flown over piano keyboards for 70 years. It’s Tuesday, and his ride is waiting.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

A horse-racing track hosts this forty-five-year-old music festival, better known as Jazz Fest. It began as a celebration of Louisiana musicians and now includes folk, rock, rap, country, and gospel acts.

Johnny Mercer’s Southern sound

Historians have tried to define the South, but few will leave you humming the Great American Songbook quite like Glenn T. Eskew does in Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World.

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