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Prince Remembered 2017: Jason Orr talks about how Prince inspired Atlanta musicians (video)


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Prince receives plenty of respect for pioneering the "Minneapolis sound."

But that sound - an amalgamation of funk, rock and New Wave - filtered down South as well.

Jason Orr, founder of Atlanta's annual FunkJazz Kafé event, talks about Prince's influence on the Atlanta music scene.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for Atlanta Music Scene blog on ajc.com.