Dyana Williams: An Artists In Her Own Right

Dyana Williams: An Artists In Her Own Right

Trailblazer Dyana Williams elevates the stature of hosting the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF) to equal that of the virtuosic musicianship presented by the artists she introduces. Williams does this effortlessly, drawing from her...
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...
Coltrane Jazzfest 11:  Sept. 3-4, 2022

Coltrane Jazzfest 11: Sept. 3-4, 2022

We are seven months away from Labor Day weekend and the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival (JCIJBF). It all happens by the pristine lake in Oak Hollow Festival Park, High Point, NC. The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc. is the non-profit...
Coltrane Jazzfest Presents Its Inaugural Livestream!

Coltrane Jazzfest Presents Its Inaugural Livestream!

Keyboardist and composer Lao Tizer will lead his band that features GRAMMY Award winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal and the mesmerizing world music violinist Karen Briggs in a concert to benefit the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival’s Student...
Congratulations To Our Winners!

Congratulations To Our Winners!

Members of the Friends of John Coltrane, Inc. announce the 2020 Student Instrument Essay Contest winners to celebrate the birthday of John Coltrane, saxophonist, composer, jazz icon and High Point, NC native son! September 23rd would have been Trane’s 94th...