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The 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival

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Jazz and Blues lovers enjoyed a breathtaking view on Oak Hollow Lake in High Point, North Carolina for the ninth annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. The two day event happens every Labor Day weekend.

Saturday's lineup consisted of the John Coltrane Youth Workshop, Laurin Talese with the North Carolina Coltrane All-Star Band under the direction of trumpeter and educator Mondre Moffett, five-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon who was joined by living legend Benny Golson, three-time Grammy Award winning and five-time nominated Salsa and Latin jazz band Spanish Harlem Orchestra, two-time Grammy award winning singer Lisa Fischer, and headlining, multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson.

Sunday's lineup consisted of Michelle Coltrane who returned with the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra with special guest trumpeter Jason Palmer, blues guitarist Eric Gales, Mississippi blues child Mr. Sipp, jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco and saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, headlining, four-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Boney James.

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