About Us

The one and only goal held by the Friends of John Coltrane, Inc. is to make the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival the premiere entertainment destination in the Southeast. This is the ninth year for the annual festival held over the Labor Day Weekend.

Members of the hosting organization work tirelessly to ensure the very best artists, representing contemporary, modern and mainstream jazz, are brought to the stage each year. The Photo Gallery shows the successful results of their dedication.   Throughout its history, members have engaged leaders of the business, arts, civic and nonprofit communities to celebrate the legacy of iconic saxophonist and composer John Coltrane.

The hard work is worth every bit of the sweat and yes, even occasionally, a tear or two.  Thanks to you, the reward comes with the growing audience attendance and national recognition.   Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you will join us in High Point, NC, Aug. 31-Sept 1, 2019, for the the ninth annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival.