The Friends of John Coltrane

The mission of the Friends of John Coltrane, a charitable 501(c) 3 organization, is to preserve and celebrate the life and music of John Coltrane and to enrich the lives of others through the introduction of jazz and other musical genres.

Festival History

It’s hard to believe that we’re planning the sixth year of the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. Especially since originally no one was thinking of a music festival, but an idea to create something to honor the great jazz saxophonist and composer…

John Coltrane

JColtrane01Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, NC. He grew up and learned to play Blue Train Album Cvrsaxophone in High Point, NC, graduating from William Penn High School at the age of 16 in 1943. While in high school, Coltrane’s musical…

Festival Line-Up

Saturday LineUp 2016

Sunday LineUp 2016