Featured Performances @ the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival 

Laurin Talese Laurin Talese Mr. Sipp Michelle Coltrane Joey DeFrancesco Nnenna Freelon Benny Golson Youth Jazz Workshop Coltrane All-Stars Brian Culbertson Boney James Lisa Fischer Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra PTJO Pharoah Sanders Eric Gales Jason Palmer Jason Palmer Spanish Harlem Orchestra
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Save the Date: Aug. 31, 2019

Save the Date: Aug. 31, 2019

Thanks To Everyone for attending the 2018 Coltrane Jazz Fest! Join us Saturday, Aug. 31 -Sunday, Sept.1, 2019 for the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival!

Music Industry Powerhouse Williams Returns to Coltrane Jazzfest!

Dyana Williams is an entertainment powerhouse. A music activist, celebrity strategist, broadcaster and currently, an on air personality at 100.3 WRNB Radio One Philadelphia.  She returns as the national host for the 8th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and...

JAZZ CORNER.COM: GUEST BLOGGER, LARRY RENI THOMAS

JAZZ CORNER.COM: GUEST BLOGGER, LARRY RENI THOMAS

John Coltrane, the master of the saxophone, was born September 23, 1926, to John R. and Alice Blair Coltrane, in Hamlet, North Carolina, in the rural, red clay, farming region near the South Carolina state line. His grandfather was Reverend William Coltrane, a...

Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson started playing the guitar when she was a senior at Berklee College of Music.  Until then she had studied and trained as a classical pianist. Forming her own blues band in 2013, Venson has become a rising star for her vocal and playing ability as well as...

Michelle Coltrane

Michelle Coltrane

Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is the daughter of  jazz pianist Alice Coltrane who advanced the harp as an instrument of the genre and broke new ground by doing so.   Her step-father was saxophone, composer and jazz icon, John Coltrane. The example her parents set as...

Coltrane Jazzfest Helps Mold Future of Jazz

Coltrane Jazzfest Helps Mold Future of Jazz

Fifteen aspiring middle and high school student musicians were winners of the 2017 Student Essay Contest for the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival.  The students, who ranged in age from 13 to 17,  received brand new instruments...

2017 Festival Recap

2017 Festival Recap

The 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival was highlighted with great performances from a mingling of up and coming talent, masters of the current genre and iconic jazz titans. Featured Performances @ the 8th Annual John Coltrane International...

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