2023 JOHN COLTRANE STUDENT CONTEST INSTRUMENT WINNERS!

2023 JOHN COLTRANE STUDENT CONTEST INSTRUMENT WINNERS!

Excitement fills backstage when it is time to present those who won the John Coltrane Student Instrument Contest with their prize instruments and present the winners on stage. For many of the young people, the moment represents reaching a goal or at least attaining a...
JAZZ FOR THE FUTURE!

JAZZ FOR THE FUTURE!

The 2023 John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, held in Oak Hollow Park, September 2nd and 3rd,  was a spectacular celebration of music that left attendees awestruck and inspired. This annual event, dedicated to the legendary jazz saxophonist John...
Dave Koz

Dave Koz

Dave Koz, the nine-time Grammy Award nominee who rules the Smooth Jazz arena with his chart topping recordings, creative collaborations, jazz cruises and radio programs, returns to the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival with the Summer Horns on...
UNCG Spartan Jazz Collective

UNCG Spartan Jazz Collective

The UNCG Spartan Jazz Collective is a collaborative group of faculty and students founded in 2012 to function in the mentorship tradition of the bands of Art Blakey, Miles Davis, and Horace Silver. Faculty members mentor a rotating cast of students in bandleading,...