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Today's Atlanta Jazz Festival: A true homecoming for a "Royal Family" member

Alexandra Jackson, daughter of the late, great, first African American mayor of Atlanta, performs today, at the festival her father established!
Alexandra Jackson

For singer, composer, arranger--Alexandra Jackson, a woman of amazing outer and inner beauty, today is truly a very special day.

At 5pm, she will grace the main stage during the 36 Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival--an event established by her late father, the honorable Maynard Jackson--former mayor of Atlanta. For both Alexandra--who was born and raised in Atlanta as the youngest daughter of the city's first African American mayor, as well as the citizens of the city of Atlanta, it is a home coming for a royal family member.

With a voice that's easily be described as sexy, sassy, sultry and jazzy, Jackson has been chosen to perform around the world, including Switzerland's prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. But when it was time to cut the freshman album of her own, she chose to bring it on home to The Lovett School--the private, coeducational school she attended.

"I thought it would be so fitting for this project to be around the people who helped influence me musically at a young age. And then to record if with some of the incredible musicians with whom I had played for years," quotes Jackson, referring to Geoffrey Haydon playing piano on the project, Moffett Morris on bass, Dave Frackenpohl on guitar and Joel Morris on drums.

In a recent conversation with Jackson, she expounds upon her thoughts and feelings of "The New Atlanta," as well as some old favorites, including some must see and dos and tastes. You can listen to this very warm, lovely and talented lady speak for yourself by visiting or to go directly to the story, click here, where you will also find a direct link to the entire festival lineup.


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