When vocalist Michelle Coltrane performs at this year’s John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival she will be backed by the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra and joined by High Point, native son Jason Palmer. It’s a threefold music experience rare for jazz...
A music festival like the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival in High Point, NC often gets overlooked for the significant avenues of exposure to jazz history it provides. This year that significance increases exponentially with the scheduled...read more
"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...read more
The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is celebrated in High Point, NC because the iconic jazz musician and composer grew up here. In fact, the idea for a music festival came after the group that came to be named the Friends of John Coltrane achieved...read more