FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival, a multifaceted, multi-discipline cultural arts brand has been a cornerstone of Atlanta’s cultural arts community for the last 24 years. This curated one-of-a-kind experience is known for its authenticity, vibrant appeal, longevity and maintaining a policy of cultural preservation, sustainability, innovation and education in design, art, music, film, fashion, technology, health and wellness as well as civic responsibility.
We mix an environment of creative artists, activists and musicians to express themselves in whatever way they want.
Incorporate several other creative performers from stilt walkers, fire breathers and percussion ensembles to Capoiera Angola martial artists to make our festival a lasting memory.
FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival is one of the world’s longest running multi-media festivals that represents the highest level of creative excellence, style or tastes from a broad and diverse range of sources thus forging its own path and becoming a concierge of culture and purveyors of counterculture “cool”.
FunkJazz Kafé is a key element of the Atlanta music scene that has become a movement crossing all barriers of race, culture and musical tastes.
We create an experience that you can appreciate and somehow correspond to our psychic-spiritual tendencies of self-mastery and expressionistic ingenuity.
Conceived by Jason Orr, the FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival has been a catalyst in the progressing soul music renaissance.
Our goal has been to introduce new artistic talents and lifestyle concepts in a creative, multi-activity atmosphere filled with music and memories.
Although The FunkJazz Kafé is NOT a “concert”, we have created music magic with the “architects” of modern soul, jazz, funk, rock, spoken word and hip hop, such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Akon, Public Enemy, Jamie Foxx, Outkast, Cee Lo Green, Common, Raphael Saadiq, India Arie, Talib Kweli, Angie Stone, Meshell Ndegeocello, Omar, Bilal, Loose Ends, Goodie Mob, Van Hunt, Doug E. Fresh, Dionne Farris, Caron Wheeler, MC Lyte, Vinx, Too Short, Eric Roberson, Algebra, Joi, Toshi Kubota, Bone Crusher, Speech, Wunmi, Donnie, Sleepy Brown, Pharoahe Monch, KING, Taylor McFerrin, George Howard and many others. Each sharing a taste of their past, present and future sounds with the support of our house band and interacting DJ.
Not only has The FunkJazz Kafé been a vehicle cultivating the arts scene in Atlanta, since it’s inception 24 years ago the festival has assisted several charities by discounting festival admission for food or clothing donations.
FunkJazz Kafé Community Solutions has donated clothes and over 830,000 plates of food to various charitable organizations that feed the homeless, such as, The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Hosea Williams’ Feed the Hungry and Homeless Program, Atlanta Alliance for Developmental Disabilities, National Aids Education and Services for Minorities, Focus Hope (Detroit), Food and Friends (DC) and The Atlanta Women’s and Children’s Shelter.
The FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival is a gathering where creative ideas never wear out. It is a place where artistic freedom of expression is celebrated with something different for everyone to enjoy.
Creative Loafing stated it best in their BEST OF ATLANTA issue, “The FunkJazz Kafé owes its success not just to the consistent surprise of high quality performers and artists, but to the vibe created by unapologetically blending intellectual, physical and even political expression under one banner of entertainment”.
(FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival Producer, Jason Orr, receiving the Proclamation from City Of Atlanta Councilman , Kwanza Hall)
Our award-winning documentary film, “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)”, has also received high acclaim educating and broadening our audience in unimaginable ways with SOLD-OUT shows across the country creating a unique anticipation for the next FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival.
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