by Mat Dirjish
Scheduled to run Labor Day weekend, September 3 to 4, 2022, at Oak Hollow Festival Park, the 11th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival boasts a diverse array of artists. Led by Patti LaBelle, the roster of players includes Christian McBride with Inside Straight, Chris Botti, and Kirk Whalum with Keiko Matsui.
Ms. LaBelle will headline the Saturday lineup. Her latest offering is the jazz album, Bel Hommage, released on her own label, GPE Records.
Eight-time Grammy Award-winner, bassist Christian McBride is the co-headliner for Saturday with his band Inside Straight. Inside Straight features pianist Peter Martin, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, saxophonist Steve Wilson, and drummer Carl Allen.
Grammy Award winner Chris Botti, a multi-platinum-selling trumpeter, will headline the Sunday lineup. He has cross-genre skills spanning everything from jazz to pop and rock.
Blending their unique musical stylings, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and pianist Keiko Matsui will perform together. And for some blues counterpoint, rust belt bluesman Larry McCray performs on Sunday. Check out the complete roster on the artist lineup web page.
Oak Hollow Festival Park is located at 1841 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC 27265. All jazzed up and ready swing but require ticketing information? If so, bop on over to the John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival website.
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