Owning An Instrument Changes Lives

"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 on an...

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 HONESTLY,...

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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...

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Joey DeFrancesco and 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 debut...

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Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer, the two-time Grammy Award winning singer who appeared in the Oscar winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, will be a featured artist on Saturday, August 31, 2019 for the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival.  Fischer and her...

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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 although...

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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 because...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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NC Coltrane All-Star Band

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...

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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...

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