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Atlanta Jazz Festival 2008

Jazzlanta blog reports that Mayor Franklin's newly announced budget cuts will pull the plug on the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

From CL music contributor Jon Ross' new blog, Jazzlanta:

The AJC reported today on Mayor Shirley Franklin's decision to cut another 222 city jobs and a slew of recreation centers, but the reporter left out a small tidbit of large import to the local jazz community. It looks like the Atlanta Jazz Festival is no more.

Apparently a projected "$50-60 million shortfall for the fiscal 2009 year" is to blame.

Read the full post, "The death of the Atlanta Jazz Festival."