Hotlanta’s notorious reputation as the global leader in hip-hop illustrates the city’s affinity to producing quality beats; however, the city has a thriving live music scene catering to various types of music aficionados beyond crankin that Soulja Boy or gettin’ back to Ludacris. A particular gem is Jazz Night in Oakhurst, a neighborhood in Decatur. Free and open to the public, Jazz Night draws hundreds of curious music lovers during the warm month of April. Situated at the Historic Scottish Rite courtyard on West Hill Street, concertgoers bring blankets and picnic to lounge and dine in the courtyard among friends and neighbors to enjoy the show.
Imagine sitting with your buddies, drinking a cold brew while listening to melodic saxophone complement a improvisational piano riff as the warm breeze hits your back. For the most up-close and personal concert experience, consider reserving a front-row table complete with fresh linens, flowers, and candles for $25. Last year, attendees were treated to some of the best Jazz artists in the Southeast. Though Jazz artists may not have much name recognition, all of the performers are supremely talented and extremely exciting to watch perform.
Check out this short video to hear some of the tunes from last year’s festival:
Check this video out of one of the slotted performers for this year, Audry Shakir:
Deep vibes and soothing tunes create a warm environment, a welcome change from Atlanta’s intense rap scene. Adventurists seeking new experiences should definitely head to Oakhurst to experience Jazz Night. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m., leaving you enough time to pursue the wide selection of restaurants Decatur has to offer.
Thursday April 3: Emrah Kotan
Thursday April 10: Jason Passmore
Thursday April 17: Audry Shakir
Thursday April 24: Dan Baraszu & David Ellington
Main Website URL: http://www.oakhurstjazznights.com/index.html
Email Contact for Questions: concerts [at] oakhurstjazznights [dot] com
Phone Contact: (404) 370-0888
Address: 321 West Hill St, Decatur, GA 30030