Nicholas Payton

Nicholas Payton

As a leading voice in American popular music, Nicholas Payton is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger, essayist, and social activist who defies musical and artistic categories. The two-time Grammy Award-winner joins the Bill Charlap Trio as...
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Over the course of a multi-faceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater occupies the upper echelon of vocalists. The two-time Grammy winner joins the Bill Charlap Trio as a special guest with trumpeter Nicholas...
Bill Charlap Trio

Bill Charlap Trio

Since 1997, Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington. The trio, recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz, will highlight the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues...
Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish

Grammy Award nominated blues singer and guitarist Samantha Fish lights up every stage on which she performs. Fish will illuminate the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF) on Saturday, August 31, 2024 in High Point, NC. She received her first...
Brian Culbertson

Brian Culbertson

Over the course of crafting a 25-album catalog and architecting nearly 40 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course in music. Label him jazz and he makes a funk record. Call him an...
Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter performances are such a hybrid of jazz, gospel, blues, and soul, that he draws audiences from across divergent demographics; age, ethnicities, and genres. It is with great joy that we announce his return for the 2024 John Coltrane International Jazz and...