FIFTH ANNUAL JOHN COLTRANE JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. SEPTEMBER 5 AND 6, 2015
DAVID SANBORN, MARCUS MILLER, PONCHO SANCHEZ, LALAH HATHAWAY and More.
The Friends of John Coltrane,Inc., a High Point, North Carolina-based arts organization, presents, The Fifth Annual John Coltrane International Jazz And Blues Festival, September 5 and 6, 2015 from 3 pm to 10 pm, at Oak Hollow Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, in High Point, North Carolina. The festival’s all-star line up will include music on Saturday, September 5, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Earl Klugh, The Bold Soul Revival and Youth Work Shop Band, and on Sunday, music from Snarky Puppy, Poncho Sanchez Lalah Hathaway and NC Coltrane All Star Band. Last year, the fourth edition, was a huge success and this year’s festival promises to do just as well. John Coltrane, the master of the saxophone, was born September 23, 1926, to John R. and Alice Blair Coltrane, in Hamlet, North Carolina, in the rural, red clay, farming region near the South Carolina state line.
For more information and tickets to The Fifth Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival in High Point, North Carolina go to: www.coltranejazzfest.com. or www.friendsofjohncoltrane.com., or call: (336) 819-5299.
Larry Reni Thomas
Larry Reni Thomas, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, is a writer/radio announcer/lecturer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who has worked at seven radio stations and whose journalistic work has appeared in downbeat and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten and Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!: A Fictional Account of The Wilmington Ten Incident of February 1971. Thomas also wrote The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, an article that included an exclusive interview with North Carolina native, Helen Morgan, who killed the 33-year-old jazz trumpet legend. Thomas’ lecture, The Carolina Jazz Connection With Larry Thomas, has been presented at schools, colleges, universities, libraries and public places since 2008, and he was also listed in the downbeat magazine jazz critics poll for 2012. Larry is presently writing a history of The Barn: Wilmington, North Carolina Jazz Mecca (1945-50). He is also featured in the documentary films: Wilmington On Fire and American Jazz Musician. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , blog: carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com.