Jazz Threefold

Jazz Threefold

When vocalist Michelle Coltrane performs at this year’s John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival she will be backed by the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra and joined by High Point, native son Jason Palmer.  It’s a threefold music experience rare for jazz...
Touched and Touched By…

Touched and Touched By…

A music festival like the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival in High Point, NC often gets overlooked for the significant avenues of exposure to jazz history it provides. This year that significance increases exponentially with the scheduled...
Owning An Instrument Changes Lives

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...
Music Festival, Cotrane, Interior Flare… That’s High Point

Music Festival, Cotrane, Interior Flare… That’s High Point

The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is celebrated in High Point, NC because the iconic jazz musician and composer grew up here.  In fact, the idea for a music festival came after the group that came to be named the Friends of John Coltrane achieved...
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...
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...
Joey DeFrancesco and Pharoah Sanders

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...
Spanish Harlem Orchestra (SHO)

Spanish Harlem Orchestra (SHO)

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...
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 her...
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 although...