The 8th annual John Coltrane International Blues and Jazz festival was a roaring success!

Barry Stephenson

Barry Stephenson

By Chinita Tate-Burroughs

CITY:  NC, USA

DATE:  September 1-2, 2018

VENUE: Oak Hollow Festival Park 

The 8th annual John Coltrane International Blues and Jazz festival took place September 1-2, 2018 in Highpoint, North Carolina, on the Oak Hollow Festival Park. The Coltrane Festival honors and celebrates the life of native son, John Coltrane with world renowned performances each year.

Coltrane Allstar Band

Coltrane Allstar Band

This year’s performers included, Ravi Coltrane, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Lee Ritenour, Jazzmeia Horn, and The Coltrane Allstar Band just to name a few.

Diane Reeves

Diane Reeves

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

Jazzmeia Horn

Jazzmeia Horn

Lee Ritenour

Lee Ritenour

Pete Escovedo

Pete Escovedo

Pete, Juan & Sheila Escovedo

Pete, Juan & Sheila Escovedo

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

It was a stunning festival full of amazing music and I will definitely be returning next year!