Featured Performances @ the 10th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival 

Tito Puente, Jr. with special guest Melina Almodovar Melina Almodovar Kurt Elling Tito Puente, Jr. with special guest Melina Almodovar Tito Puente, Jr. Grammy award winning trumpeter Chris Botti headlines Coltrane Jazz Fest 2021 opening day! Chris Botti Galactic | Coltrane Jazz Festival - Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 Galactic Julian Vaughn Lakecia Benjamin - John Coltrane Jazz and Blues Festival Lakecia Benjamin Kenny Lattimore Marcus Anderson Christone Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram
Chris Botti

Chris Botti

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Chris Botti will headline the opening day of the 10th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.  About Chris Botti Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD...

Galactic

Galactic

Although the Twitter profile describes Galactic as a New Orleans funk band, their music actually incorporates everything they’ve been exposed to and more. Given the array of music styles existing side by side in the Crescent City, which means much more than jazz,...

Lakecia Benjamin

Lakecia Benjamin

Lakecia Benjamin has an unyielding affinity for the music of both John and Alice Coltrane. Benjamin, an alto saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, will perform at the 10th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The unyielding...

Marcus Anderson

Marcus Anderson

He moves a lot like James Brown, sings like a balladeer and plays a mean saxophone.  Marcus Anderson will ignite his own brand of spontaneous combustion on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at the 10th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. The Grammy and...

Coltrane Jazzfest Presents Its Inaugural Livestream!

Coltrane Jazzfest Presents Its Inaugural Livestream!

Keyboardist and composer Lao Tizer will lead his band that features GRAMMY Award winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal and the mesmerizing world music violinist Karen Briggs in a concert to benefit the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival’s Student...

Congratulations To Our Winners!

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....

Remembering Coltrane…

Remembering Coltrane…

Guest Blog by Nancy Bowman This year is one for the history books.  Fall is upon us and we are daily trying to anticipate what’s ahead.  Looking to last year, in High Point, we'd be talking about the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues...

10th Anniversary Festival Rescheduled: Sept 4-5, 2021

10th Anniversary Festival Rescheduled: Sept 4-5, 2021

As we in our local and national community contend with the extraordinary set of circumstances from the social upheaval engulfing the country and the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic, the decision has been made to postpone the 10th Annual John Coltrane International...

Student Musicians, It’s Time To Write!

Student Musicians, It’s Time To Write!

With schools closed and young people doing distance learning at home, student musicians have more time each day to practice.  If they are not, it may be because their instrument isn’t in the best shape. That can be frustrating to anyone. It can be an obstacle for a...

Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling, winner of the 2021 GRAMMY Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, will be the featured performer for day-two of the 10th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The current win is for the 2020 release Secrets Are the Best...

2020: Coltrane Jazzfest 10th Anniversary

2020: Coltrane Jazzfest 10th Anniversary

We ask your help at this time of the year. Go to the Donate page and make a tax deductible contribution. If you would like to meet to discuss the Festival and how the event can help promote your business, please call us at (336) 819-5299.

2019 Festival Review

2019 Festival Review

The new year 2020 will mark our 10th anniversary of bringing live jazz and blues performed by the world's top musical artists. So, we take a moment to look back at the last festival through the words of Scott Homewood who attended on Sunday, Sept. 1st and wrote the...

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