UNCG Spartans Jazz Collective

UNCG Spartans Jazz Collective

The UNCG Spartans Jazz Collective made their debut at the 2023 John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. The rotating ensemble is made up of students and faculty from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They were so well received last year, they...
Jesus Molina

Jesus Molina

Jazz pianist Jesus Molina took his first professional music lesson less than 10 years ago by way of a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston. Today he’s being acknowledged as a global phenom, recently coming off a Boston Pops debut...
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...