Featured Performances @ the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival 

DIVAS ADD SOULFUL BLUES TO SUNDAY LINEUP!

The Gate City Divas’ debut album GOIN’ TO TOWN, hit the local music scene in March 2016.  It was met with high praise both on the streets and in the press.  The Divas will perform for the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF) on...

Looking Back at the 2016 Coltrane Jazz Festival

Of all the jazz festivals in North Carolina, the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is distinct. The 2016 festival exemplified that distinction. MAGIC IN THE AIR The festival stage inspires each group who comes to perform under the banner bearing the...

SPECIAL EFX JOINS SUNDAY LINEUP!

Special EFX has five of the most daring musician in contemporary jazz, including group co-founder Chieli Minucci, seven time Grammy nominated alto saxophonist Eric Marienthal, renowned bassist Gerald Veasley, world rhythms innovator, Lao Tizer and American Idol season...

Guest Host Dyana Williams

Broadcast legend Dyana Williams will be the guest host for the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. Her career has spanned four decades as a radio broadcaster, producer of television and special events, author and media consultant. Hailing...

There’s a Jazz Festival in High Point, NC?

Yes, there is a jazz festival in High Point, NC! It is the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. It happens every year over Labor Day Weekend. This year, the 7th annual, two-day event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, 2017 in Oak Hollow...

Gerald Albright

You think of Gerald Albright as a great saxophone player. In fact, the Grammy Award nominated artist is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays bass, keyboards and flute. Albright will make his second appearance at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues...

Jonathan Butler

Guitarist, singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler’s music has had a major impact in the gospel arena as it has within the contemporary jazz world. He will perform with saxophonist Gerald Albright on Saturday, September 2, 2017 for the first day of the Coltrane Jazzfest....

Eddie Palmieri

Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz.  The exciting octogenarian and 10 time Grammy Award winner will perform at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Known as one of the finest...

Special EFX

Special EFX have five of the most daring musician in contemporary jazz, including Special EFX co-founder Chieli Minucci, seven time Grammy nominated alto saxophonist Eric Marienthal, renowned bassist Gerald Veasley, world rhythms innovator, Lao Tizer and American Idol...

Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents. They...

Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo

It’s been a couple of years since Branford Marsalis visited backstage during the Coltrane Jazzfest.  Finally, he is going to perform with Joey Calderazzo at the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Branford is the...

Robert Randolph

Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up....

Matthew Whitaker

Matthew Whitaker is the 15 year-old music prodigy, who many compare to Stevie Wonder. He has taken the music world by storm since winning Showtime at the Apollo a couple of years ago.  Whitaker will perform Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the 7th Annual John Coltrane...

Alexis Morrast

Hear her voice, without seeing the person and you’d never suspect that you were listening to a teenager who is still in high school!  The voice, the song list, the stage presence are astonishing. Sixteen-year-old Alexis Morrast will perform Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at...

Coltrane Jazz Youth Workshop

It’s a tradition. The group that opens the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival each year is the Coltrane Jazz Youth Workshop. They will perform on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 to kick of the 7th annual Coltrane Jazz Festival in High Point, NC. The...

Esperanza Spalding

Exclusively this fall, Esperanza Spalding will present a jazz concert not to miss. She is joining forces with jazz greats and friends Leo Genovese, Dan Blake, and Francisco Mela to perform a selection of original compositions, very specifically selected for only The...

Kenny G

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early...

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter’s body of work consists of four albums, one of which won’t be officially released until May. Two of those albums have been Grammy nominated and one, LIQUID SPIRIT, won the 2014 Grammy Award for best jazz vocal album. This has all happened in a four-year...