Coltrane Jazzfest Helps Mold Future of Jazz

Fifteen aspiring middle and high school student musicians were winners of the 2017 Student Essay Contest for the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival.  The students, who ranged in age from 13 to 17,  received brand new instruments...

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Featuring live

performances

2018 Promo

2017 Recap Video

Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson started playing the guitar when she was a senior at Berklee College of Music.  Until then she had studied and trained as a classical pianist. Forming her own blues band in 2013, Venson has become a rising star for her vocal and playing ability as well as...

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Michelle Coltrane

Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is the daughter of  jazz pianist Alice Coltrane who advanced the harp as an instrument of the genre and broke new ground by doing so.   Her step-father was saxophone, composer and jazz icon, John Coltrane. The example her parents set as...

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Coltrane Jazzfest Helps Mold Future of Jazz

Fifteen aspiring middle and high school student musicians were winners of the 2017 Student Essay Contest for the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival.  The students, who ranged in age from 13 to 17,  received brand new instruments...

read more