Reaching Beyond the Limits!

Reaching Beyond the Limits!

A specific kind of 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...
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...
Remembering Coltrane…

Remembering Coltrane…

Guest Blog by Nancy Bowman This year is one for the history books.  Fall is upon us and we are daily trying to anticipate what’s ahead.  Looking to last year, in High Point, we’d be talking about the 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and...
Student Musicians, It’s Time To Write!

Student Musicians, It’s Time To Write!

With schools closed and young people doing distance learning at home, student musicians have more time each day to practice.  If they are not, it may be because their instrument isn’t in the best shape. That can be frustrating to anyone. It can be an obstacle for a...
2020: Coltrane Jazzfest 10th Anniversary

2020: Coltrane Jazzfest 10th Anniversary

2020 will mark the 10th year the Friends of John Coltrane have organized the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. The dates for the anniversary year are Saturday, Sept. 5th and Sunday, Sept. 6th. The Festival brings the world’s top jazz and blues...
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