Click here to purchase tickets now for the 37th Anniversary NC Jazz Festival taking place February 2, 3 and 4th. Click on the “etix” logo.
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. Accompanying Ms. Freelon will be Micki Hayama from Kyoto,Japan -on Piano, Wayne Batchelor, from NYC,-on Bass, and Adonis Rose from New Orleans -on Drums.
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
North Carolina artist, Barton Hatcher, has generously donated a piece of his artwork for the 37th Annual NCJF's benefit raffle. This partnership of different styles of art to further our presentation of "the art of JAZZ" is very much appreciated!
Mr. Hatcher's painting exemplifies the richness, fluidity, and unusual tonal effects that we associate with the music that we call jazz.
Growing up on his grandfather's farm in Bladen County, North Carolina, Barton discovered his special artistic and creative gifts early in his life. His artwork, entitled "Kind of Blue", was painted for our jazz festival as he was listening to the music of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. This … Read
For the past ten years we have opened our festival with a group of local musicians playing a style of jazz that is different from the Traditional style of the festival. This year we are pleased to present SEA PANS, with a jazz style that has the "flavor" of Trinidad!
Sea Pans founder, Vince Stout, meticulously hand crafts and tunes steel barrels to create authentic versions of steel drums (Pans). Vince, a Wilmington native, is a classically trained double bassist (graduated from ECU with a degree in music). He plays bass with the Wilmington Opera Co., several regional chamber music groups as well as jazz.
Vince became intrigued with the sound of the steel drum … [Read More...]
WILMINGTON HILTON RIVERSIDE is home of the
37th North Carolina Jazz Festival @ Wilmington on Feb 2-4th, 2017.
Special rates for festival attendees will be $119 per night
good until December 31st, 2016. So make your reservations NOW!!
When making your reservations you may visit: www.Hilton.com. Put in your requested date(s) and
use the special code JZZ The cutoff date for this special code is Friday 12/31/2016
For these NCJF rates you can also call
Tell them you are attending the 2017 NC Jazz Festival
Purchase Tickets Online … Read