The 5th  Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival will happen Labor Day Weekend — Saturday, September 5, 2015 in Oak Hollow Festival Park, High Point, NC.  Mark the date on your calendar because the celebration will be something special.  Be here when the details of the 2015 festival are unveiled  on the new website that is […]

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Jazzfest Celebrates 5th Year in 2015!

The 4th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival drew the largest crowd since its inception.  The audience raved about the performances.  The Friends of John Coltrane, the festival organizers, are hard at work on plans to bring something even more special for the fifth year of the Coltrane Jazzfest.  Save the date and […]

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The Day Has Come – Here’s The Line-Up!

Volunteers are out setting up on the grounds of Festival Park while the production crew assembles and tests the system through which the music of George Benson, Boney James, Latimore, Andreas Varady, Morgan James and the North Carolina Coltrane All Stars will be heard by thousands of music lovers from all over the country!  

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The 2014 N.C. Coltrane All Star Band

The North Carolina All Star Band will give a feature performance at the 4th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival.  The All Stars are a highly anticipated part of the festival lineup. This year the N.C. All Star Band will be a septet led by drummer Jim Hoyle. Hoyle studied at the East […]

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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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