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...
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...
Festival Host’s Career Archived for Library of Congress

Festival Host’s Career Archived for Library of Congress

Dyana Williams, co-host of the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, is one of 39 Black female radio broadcast pioneers who are having their careers documented and archived in the Black Women in Radio-The Distinguished Inaugural 30 – Library of...
2020: Coltrane Jazzfest 10th Anniversary

2020: Coltrane Jazzfest 10th Anniversary

2020 will mark the 10th year the Friends of John Coltrane have organized the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. The dates for the anniversary year are Saturday, Sept. 5th and Sunday, Sept. 6th. The Festival brings the world’s top jazz and blues...
Jazz Threefold

Jazz Threefold

When vocalist Michelle Coltrane performs at this year’s John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival she will be backed by the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra and joined by High Point, native son Jason Palmer.  It’s a threefold music experience rare for jazz...