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...
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 including a...
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...
Celebrate John Coltrane’s 91st Birthday

Celebrate John Coltrane’s 91st Birthday

September 23, 2017 marks what would have been John William Coltrane’s 91st birthday.  A North Carolina native son, Coltrane was born in Hamlet and raised in High Point where he first learned to play an instrument.   His life, recordings, and compositions...
DIVAS ADD SOULFUL BLUES TO SUNDAY LINEUP!

DIVAS ADD SOULFUL BLUES TO SUNDAY LINEUP!

The Gate City Divas’ debut album GOIN’ TO TOWN, hit the local music scene in March 2016.  It was met with high praise both on the streets and in the press.  The Divas will perform for the 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF) on...