High Point is planning exhibitions for the 10th anniversary of the jazz festival


HIGH POINT, NC (WGHP)Several High Point organizations are working to create John Coltrane-themed events to celebrate the 10e Annual John Coltrane Jazz & Blues Festival.

The festival will take place September 4-5 at Oak Hollow Festival Park in High Point.

“With this monumental year for the Coltrane Festival, it was important to showcase Coltrane and his links, not only with music but also with High Point, where he discovered his love for jazz and his musical talent,” says Nancy Bowman, Visiting Manager Sales and Marketing Director High Point

Visit High Point and the High Point Museum have collaborated with Visit North Carolina to present “A Love Supreme: The Jazz of John Coltrane through the Eyes of Chuck Stewart” at the High Point Museum. The exhibit complements the High Point Museum’s own collection of artifacts from Coltrane’s life.

“It seemed to me appropriate to host this exhibition during the 10e anniversary of the festival, so people can learn more about its namesake, ”said Edith Brady, director of the High Point Museum. After the Festival, the exhibition will be open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until December 4.

On festival weekends, attendees can enjoy a tour of Coltrane’s childhood home on September 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and September 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., located at 118 Underhill Street in High Point.

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artist Chris Botti will headline the festival’s opening day and Kurt Elling will be the featured artist on Sunday, September 5. A full list of artists is available at coltranejazzfest.com.

For more information on all Coltrane related events at High Point, please visit https://visithighpoint.com/celebrate-coltrane/.

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