BADBADNOTGOOD will kick off the first night of 31 Days of Jazz on May 1 at the Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318. Doors open at 8 pm and the concert will start at 9 pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.\u00a0 Here\u2019s a link to purchase tickets: https:\/\/www.freshtix.com\/events\/ajf-kickoff BADBADNOTGOOD is a formally trained trio of young musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since meeting at music school in 2011, they have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken a fresh look at the jazz tradition. The band released their first EP, BBNG, in 2011 to wide praise. The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a new take on the traditional "standard" applied to the hip hop songbook. BBNG2 in 2012 included songs like "Rotten Decay" and "Vices" which combined jazz, hip hop, punk, and dance music. Since then, their notorious live performances have brought together fans across the whole musical spectrum, taking the band around the world from Coachella to Glastonbury. Russell Gunn\u2019s Blackhawk Revisited \u2013 A Tribute to Miles Davis will take place on Friday, May 22 at 11 pm at the Park Tavern which is located at 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Tickets are $35 and you can \u00a0purchase them at www.freshtix.com Truly the quintessential contemporary musician, Russell Gunn\u2019s imaginative trumpet playing has earned him respect and recognition for pushing the boundaries of jazz.\u00a0 With a singular style that incorporates influences of masters like Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and the underrated Booker Little, Gunn has gained a following for his own music through touring and well-received albums, including the Grammy-nominated Ethnomusicology, Vol. 1 and Ethnomusicology Vol. 2. Lil\u2019 John Roberts and his All Star Jam Band will perform on Saturday, May 23 at 11 pm at the Park Tavern, located at 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Tickets are $35 and here\u2019s the link to purchase them: https:\/\/www.freshtix.com\/events\/ajf-lnjj Fresh off the road with Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key of Life Tour, and with his just released CD, The Heartbeat, drummer Lil\u2019 John Roberts is excited to be home and jamming with friends.\u00a0 He will spearhead this jazz jam which will feature some of the region\u2019s finest musicians.\u00a0 A few of the artists who are performing at the festival in Piedmont Park are also expected to drop by and play.