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...
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...
Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon

Five-time Grammy Award nominee Nnenna Freelon will join jazz legend saxophonist Benny Golson as a featured performer on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 for the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. Along with possessing an exquisite voice, Freelon, who resides...
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....
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...
John Coltrane Youth Jazz Workshop

John Coltrane Youth Jazz Workshop

It’s a tradition. The John Coltrane Youth Jazz Workshop opens the Coltrane Jazzfest every year. For the 9th annual festival kickoff, they will perform on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. The performing group is a result of the Coltrane Jazz Workshop for Youth (JCJW), an...