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Our 10th Anniversary Festival will be Sept. 4-5, 2021

Artists will be announced soon!

Spanish Harlem Orchestra More Information Performing Live Saturday Aug 31 2019 Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019 Brian Culbertson More Information Performing Live Saturday Aug 31 2019 Nnenna Freelon More Information Performing Live Saturday Aug 31 2019 Benny Golson More Information Performing Live Saturday Aug 31 2019 Lisa Fisher More Information Performing Live Saturday Aug 31 2019 Mr. Sipp More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019 Joey DeFrancesco      
      & Pharaoh Sanders
More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019
Coltrane Jazz All-Stars More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019 Laurin Talese More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019 Eric Gales More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019 Jason Palmer More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019 Michelle Coltrane More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019 Boney James More Information Performing Live Sunday Sep 1 2019

Congratulations To Our Winners!

Members of the Friends of John Coltrane, Inc. announce the 2020 Student Instrument Essay Contest winners to celebrate the birthday of John Coltrane, saxophonist, composer, jazz icon and High Point, NC native son! September 23rd would have been Trane's 94th birthday....

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Our 10th Anniversary Festival will be Sept. 4-5, 2021

Artists will be announced soon!

Boney James

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...

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Brian Culbertson

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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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

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...

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Lisa Fischer

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...

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Michelle Coltrane

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...

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Eric Gales

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...

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Mr. Sipp

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

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

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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PTJO

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...

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Coltrane All-Stars

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...

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Laurin Talese

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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Jason Palmer

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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Youth Jazz Workshop

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...

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