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...
Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter performances are such a hybrid of jazz, gospel, blues, and soul, that he draws audiences from across divergent demographics; age, ethnicities, and genres. It is with great joy that we announce his return for the 2024 John Coltrane International Jazz and...
Samara Joy

Samara Joy

Samara Joy, quoted in a New York Times article said, “Sarah Vaughan could sing anything; she could go incredibly deep and then she could sing operatically, and neither seemed like a struggle. I look at her, and at some opera singers, and I want that ease.” A single...
Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling, winner of the 2021 GRAMMY Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, will be the featured performer for day-two of the 10th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The current win is for the 2020 release Secrets Are the Best...
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...