Supporting the local jazz community is cool! There are many ways that you can help keep jazz alive in the Triangle.

Click to download our 2012 Annual Report


Program: The Art of Cool Festival

Goals: To raise awareness about jazz influenced music, to increase participation in live jazz performances and to provide access.

We are on a quest to launch an annual Art of Cool festival to celebrate the live music scene in the Triangle. Here are the highlights:

  • Two days of live music in downtown Durham
  • Club Pass Series featuring genre mashups
  • Headliner Series
  • Free Outdoor Stage + Day parties
  • Panel discussions
  • Art exhibitions


Program: Emerging Artist Concert Series
Goals: Increase opportunities for indie jazz artists to tour and perform; to increase participation in live jazz performances

The Art of Cool Project provides instant insider access to world-class live music via our Emerging Artist Concert Series (formerly the After Hours Concert Series). These intimate concerts held in non-traditional venues throughout the Triangle area showcase talent handpicked by our distinguished jury of experts.