Celebrate John Coltrane’s 91st Birthday

September 23, 2017 marks what would have been John William Coltrane's 91st birthday.  A North Carolina native son, Coltrane was born in Hamlet and raised in High Point where he first learned to play an instrument.   His life, recordings, and compositions continue to...

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Thank you for being part of the 2017 Coltrane Jazz Festival!

Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE:
September 1-2, 2018 for next  year’s Festival!

2017 Video Promo

2016 Recap Video

DIVAS ADD SOULFUL BLUES TO SUNDAY LINEUP!

The Gate City Divas’ debut album GOIN’ TO TOWN, hit the local music scene in March 2016.  It was met with high praise both on the streets and in the press.  The Divas will perform for the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF) on...

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SPECIAL EFX JOINS SUNDAY LINEUP!

Special EFX has five of the most daring musician in contemporary jazz, including group co-founder Chieli Minucci, seven time Grammy nominated alto saxophonist Eric Marienthal, renowned bassist Gerald Veasley, world rhythms innovator, Lao Tizer and American Idol season...

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Guest Host Dyana Williams

Broadcast legend Dyana Williams will be the guest host for the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. Her career has spanned four decades as a radio broadcaster, producer of television and special events, author and media consultant. Hailing...

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