The 2014 N.C. Coltrane All Star Band

This year the North Carolina All Star Band will be a septet led by drummer Jim Hoyle. Hoyle studied at the East Carolina School of Music as a percussive performance major with a minor in piano.   He was the drummer for Graphic, a group that was popular in the 80s and 90s. Many native North […]

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BONEY JAMES — THE BEAT

Sixty-seven weeks on the chart at SmoothJazz.com and Boney James‘ latest CD release, THE BEAT is still in the top 10. It was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental album.  Here, Boney James explains how the work came together.  

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Spend Labor Day Weekend With Us!

We are building a tradition for the Piedmont Triad to become a destination for Labor Day weekend. Already, thousands of jazz lovers have come to High Point to enjoy a day filled with live music performed by the top jazz and blues artists around. This unique event is more than a concert. Festival Park becomes a place to people-watch, enjoy delectable southern food, drink; shop with local art and craft vendors, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear music performed by artists whom you’re not likely to see locally.

This year the line-up includes George Benson, a jazz elder statesman and standard bearer for jazz guitar and Boney James whom Billboard Magazine named the #3 Contemporary Jazz Artist of the decade. In addition to…

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