We are eagerly looking ahead to the 2017 and the world renown jazz musicians who will fill our stage and the ballroom air with their music!

Thursday Night Special Event/Styles Of Jazz

The opening night for the 37th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival will feature world renowned jazz singer, composer, actress and 6 times Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon and her trio.






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Nnenna Freelon

Ms. Freelon has toured with Ray Charles, Ellis Marasalis, Al Jarreau, George Benson, and others. She is greatly respected as an artist and for her passion for education. In 2011 the White House asked her to headline the Asia Pacific Economic Summit for 300 Presidents, Premiers and Heads of State from around the world. She also received the YWCA of North Carolina's inaugural "Legend Award" for her outstanding artistry and her dedication to education.
You can learn more about this talented artist and hear some of her music by going to her website www.nnenna.com

Opening Thursday evening's jazz concert will be a local group, SEA PANS, playing a style of jazz that comes fromt he island of Trinidad. We will tell you more about the group, their instruments and their music as we get closer to the date, as well as the other musicians and their styles of jazz who will play that evening.

Some of our musicians for the 2017 event have been chosen, and we are working on a very interesting list of others. Watch our website as the year progresses to see how we are progressing with the rest of our musical lineup for 2017.

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