Featured Performances @ the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival 

Saturday

Lineup

and many more!

Sunday

Lineup

and many more!

The 2020 Coltrane Jazzfest Will Happen!

There is a special feeling that permeates Oak Hollow Festival Park in High Point, NC each year when the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is held.  If you’ve ever attended, you have felt it. We are channeling that positive feeling as we look ahead....

Saturday

9/2/17 Lineup

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...

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Spanish Harlem Orchestra (SHO)  is the three-time Grammy Award winning and five-time Grammy nominated Salsa and Latin Jazz band. The 13-piece ensemble celebrated their third win at this year’s award ceremony when they won in the category of Best Tropical Latin Album...

Nnenna Freelon

Five-time Grammy Award nominee Nnenna Freelon will join jazz legend saxophonist Benny Golson as a featured performer on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 for the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. Along with possessing an exquisite voice, Freelon, who resides...

Benny Golson

Internationally famous jazz legend -  composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson will headline the first day of the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.  Joining him...

Laurin Talese

Laurin Talese, the 2018 winner of the Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition will perform with the North Carolina Coltrane All-Star Band under the direction of trumpeter and educator Mondre Moffett for the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. A...

Youth Jazz Workshop

It’s a tradition. The John Coltrane Youth Jazz Workshop opens the Coltrane Jazzfest every year. For the 9th annual festival kickoff, they will perform on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. The performing group is a result of the Coltrane Jazz Workshop for Youth (JCJW), an...

Sunday

9/3/17 Lineup

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...

Pharoah Sanders

World-renowned jazz organist and four-time Grammy Award nominee, Joey DeFrancesco,  joined by saxophonist and jazz icon Pharoah Sanders, will headline the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 Joey DeFrancesco’s...

Joey DeFrancesco

World-renowned jazz organist and four-time Grammy Award nominee, Joey DeFrancesco,  joined by saxophonist and jazz icon Pharoah Sanders, will headline the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 Joey DeFrancesco’s...

Michelle Coltrane

People did not know what to expect from vocalist Michelle Coltrane when she took the stage at the 2018 Coltrane Jazzfest in High Point, NC.  She established an instant rapport with the audience once her luminous sound settled over the crowd. It was clear that...

Eric Gales

Eric Gales, the blues guitarist who has amazed the masters of the instrument around the world, will perform on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival.  This is Gales third time playing the Coltrane Jazzfest...

Mr. Sipp

Castro Coleman aka Mr. Sipp,”the Mississippi Blues Child”, will bring his energy and lightning guitar licks to the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. He is one of the hottest new names in the blues world. Born to...

PTJO

The Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra (PTJO) will be showcased at the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.  They will be joined by vocalist Michelle Coltrane and special guest, trumpeter Jason Palmer. Based in...

Coltrane All-Stars

Laurin Talese, who last year won the most influential competition for jazz singers, will perform with the North Carolina Coltrane All-Star Band under the direction of trumpeter and educator Mondre Moffett for the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues...

Jason Palmer

The great Jason Palmer;  trumpeter, composer and educator will be the special guest performing with Michelle Coltrane and the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. Maybe not a...

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