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...
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...
2019 Festival Review

2019 Festival Review

The new year 2020 will mark our 10th anniversary of bringing live jazz and blues performed by the world’s top musical artists. So, we take a moment to look back at the last festival through the words of Scott Homewood who attended on Sunday, Sept. 1st and wrote...
Music Festival, Cotrane, Interior Flare… That’s High Point

Music Festival, Cotrane, Interior Flare… That’s High Point

The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is celebrated in High Point, NC because the iconic jazz musician and composer grew up here.  In fact, the idea for a music festival came after the group that came to be named the Friends of John Coltrane achieved...