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...
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...
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...