Wachovia Winds

Wachovia Winds

For almost 20 years the Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble has given nearly 2000 young people from throughout the North Carolina Piedmont the opportunity to rehearse, perform and fellowship with talented, like-minded youth musicians. Members of the ensemble will open...
Larry McCray

Larry McCray

The legendary Rust Belt bluesman, Larry McCray has joined the lineup for the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, performing on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Known for his singing and guitar style, he is one of the last great blues shouters, in the...
Chris Botti

Chris Botti

After circumstances forced his last minute cancellation of his previous engagement, Chris Botti, the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist, has arranged his schedule so that he can headline the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival...
Cindy Blackman Santana

Cindy Blackman Santana

Cindy Blackman Santana is a virtuoso drummer whose artistry spans the realms of Jazz and Rock. As a musician and bandleader, she is a sound innovator with a passion for pushing creative boundaries and exploring movement and change. She will perform at the 11th John...
Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum

Grammy Award Winner and global recording artist Kirk Whalum returns for the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF) on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Performing with Whalum will be pianist Keiko Matsui. Whalum performed at the first John Coltrane...
Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui

Acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui will perform with saxophone great Kirk Whalum on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, for the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF). KEIKO MATSUI The transcendent and haunting melodies she plays...