Friday May 26, 2023

08:00 PM - 11:00 pm

The Apollo Theater’s production of The Blues and Its People celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Blues People: Negro Music in White America by Amiri Baraka. The concert sold out in New York and now it’s coming to Atlanta. It features Blues, Jazz, and Gospel music performed by Russell Gunn and the 24-piece Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra with special guests including Weedie Braimah, Miles Griffith, Jazzmeia Horn, jessica Care moore, Leon Timbo, and Warren Wolf. Narrated by Amber Iman. The Atlanta Jazz Festival will present the concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Friday, May 26 at 8 pm. Check out the video sizzle reel HERE.

Commissioned by The Apollo Theater, The Blues and Its People has Music Composed and Music Directed by Russell Gunn, Developed by Leatrice Ellzy, Projection Design by Zavier Taylor, and Lighting Design by CJ Pierce.

“Where the music goes that’s where the people go. The music reflects the people,” Amiri Baraka.

Friday May 26, 2023

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Cover: $59.00

Various Cover: $59 - $69

and Special Guests, Atlanta, Atlanta Jazz Fest Presents The Apollo's production of The Blues and It's People featuring Russell Gunn & Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Blues, Gospel, jazz, Jazzmeia Horn, Jessica Care Moore, Leon Timbo, Miles Griffith, Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, Russell Gunn, Symphony Hall, The Apollo Theater, Warren Wolf, Weedie Braimah