Owning An Instrument Changes Lives

"I had never held a horn until middle school night before I started sixth grade.  That night, the band teacher had the band room open to allow interested students to try different instruments.  I knew that I wanted to play in the band, but I had not decided on an...

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Student Essay Contest

Each year, through the Coltrane Jazz Festival, the Friends of John Coltrane, Inc. connects Coltrane’s master musician and composer legacy to the community of young people seeking to continue a music education.

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Boney James

Boney James will spend his birthday in High Point, NC.  The four-time Grammy-Award nominee and multi-platinum selling artist, will headline the second day of the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept.1, 2019. James' last album HONESTLY,...

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Brian Culbertson

  Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. He will bring his sizzling sound to the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues...

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