Atlanta Jazz Fest this weekend brings music master Benny Golson (via AJC)

We recently caught up with jazz legend Benny Golson while he was eating scrambled eggs and chili at his Manhattan home, to talk about his upcoming gig at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, which begins Friday.

Golson, 87, and his quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday as the festival draws to a close.

He will share the weekend with almost 30 acts on three stages, such as Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias, phenomenal California vocalist Gregory Porter and a host of others.

The 39th jazz fest should draw 125,000 visitors over the course of three days, and during the last several years, it has expanded to include events throughout the month of May.

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