The Neighborhood Gathers at Callanwolde

Culture brings thriving communities together. Whether it is dance, music, poetry readings or art exhibitions, Callanwolde has a heritage of holding exceptional events, set in beautiful surroundings.

Incredible live music, all season long.
23 years and running!

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is proud to announce this year’s 23rd Jazz on the Lawn concert series. Bring a picnic dinner and drinks and experience the best Jazz Atlanta has to offer. The beautiful Callanwolde Amphitheater features VIP tables and Lawn seating.

Series Schedule
August 26th – Samara Joy
September 9th – Bob Baldwin
September 23rd – Eddie Lopez Orquesta Macuba
October 7th – Joe Alterman & Karla Harris
October 21st – Joe Gransden's Big Band

Callanwolde Members gain priority access to tickets, learn more about becoming a member at

Season Tickets available June 10th. Single Show Tickets available June 24th on our Eventbrite page.

Samara Joy

About Samara Joy

Jazz, Classic, Soul

Samara Joy grew up in the Bronx, surrounded by music: her father, a bass player, favored gospel, while her mother loved all things R&B. Samara found everlasting Joy in Sarah Vaughan’s “Lover Man,” and nourished that love by pursuing a Jazz Studies major at SUNY Purchase. She was a junior when she won the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition — prevailing with  her honest, original approach to singing and swinging our music. her honest, original approach to singing and swinging our music.
Bob Baldwin

About Bob Baldwin

Jazz, Soul, Piano

Mt. Vernon, NY native, Bob Baldwin is a Pianist, Composer, Radio Host, and Inventor. “Whether it’s a massive festival crowd of 30,000 or an intimate restaurant audience of less than 60, I refuse to rob my audience of great music, top-notch effort and a good personal experience”, says Baldwin. He’s been coined by industry peers as the “Ray Charles of Contemporary Jazz”, having owned all but seven of his 34 solo recordings. He claims that ownership has helped to sustain him throughout the current pandemic era.

About Eddie and Mayi Lopez and Orquesta Macuba

Jazz, Cuban, Mariachi

Eddie Lopez hails from Chicago, IL with deep roots in mariachi music. With 30 years of singing and entertaining experience, his soulful English R & B Vocals bring a different, fresh approach to the Cuban Rhythms. Mayi Lopez hails from Matanzas Cuba which is the birthplace and the original home of the “Cuban Clave” and “Guaguanco”. With 30 years of singing and entertaining experience, her sultry Cuban voice and original Cuban choreography and dance moves are matched by none.

About Joe Alterman and Karla Harris

Jazz, Big Band, Brass

Jazz vocalist Karla Harris’ three decade career has captivated audiences from Portland to Provence. Bringing dynamic diversity and nuance to the music, she remains respectful of a song’s roots. Critical Jazz says, “Rich, full-bodied and with a slight buttery finish, Karla Harris has mad skills – a vocal artist with impeccable phrasing and the innate gift to have the band play with and not around her.” 
Atlanta native Joe Alterman is a man hailed by greats; Ramsey Lewis describes his piano playing as ‘a joy to behold’, Les McCann states ‘As a man and musician he is already a giant’. Joe Alterman began at NYU with a BA and Masters in Jazz Piano, followed by performances with Houston Person, Les McCann, Dick Gregory, and Ramsey Lewis. Downbeat describes his sound as “rooted in the blues, and with a touch reminiscent of the great pianists of the 1950s—Red Garland, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans.”
Joe Grandson Big Band

About Joe Gransden and his Big Band

Jazz, Big Band, Classic

Since forming in 2009, The Joe Gransden 16 Piece Big Band is quickly becoming one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene. The bands new release entitled “It’s A Beautiful Thing” has sold well and is getting radio air play all over the world! “The Big Band truly has its own sound and really swings!” Says Gransden, “I attribute that to the arrangements that were all written by jazz trombone great Wes Funderburk! It’s such a pleasure to front a band of top musicians that can interpret Wes’s arrangements perfectly! These guys are the best!”

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