This summer sizzled with jazz at The 8th Annual John Coltrane
International Jazz & Blues Festival in High Point, North Carolina. The John Coltrane Youth Jazz Workshop Band led by Wally West kicked off the festival on Saturday, September 1, followed by the North Carolina Coltrane All-Star Band, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn
, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
, legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour
, and headliner Gregory Porter
. On Sunday, the lineup featured Jackie Venson, Michelle Coltrane
, Ravi Coltrane
, vocalist Dianne Reeves
, and headliners Pete Escovedo
and His Latin Jazz Orchestra featuring Sheila E.
. Please enjoy this slideshow of the amazing acts that graced the stage.