April 25-26, 2014
Here is an overview of our festival highlights:
Free Festival Kick Off Party on Friday complete with live music and a food truck rodeo @Durham Central Park
Free Outdoor Stage for the Ultimate Day Party to be held at American Tobacco on Saturday. This will include family friendly programming and kids activities.
Multiple Indoor Venues for the Club Pass Series on Friday and Saturday Nights. These venues are: Motorco Music Hall, Pinhook, Hayti Heritage Center, Beyu Caffe and Durham Arts Council.
Our Carolina Soul Tribute Concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 of the festival, featuring the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble and an all-star line-up. This tribute is to the jazz legends who are from our state of North Carolina: Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Roberta Flack.
VIP Venues: There will be a VIP experience for this festival which will include access to “secret” areas on the festival footprint.
Panel Discussions: We will host a panel discussion at a local brewery. This discussion will be around the word jazz and its link to hip hop culture. We will invite local jazz leaders to be on the panel.
Master Classes: We will be asking our premier performers to hold masterclasses on neighboring university campuses.