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- February 2 @ 7:30 pm - February 4 @ 12:00 amOne of the oldest jazz festivals in the country, the North Carolina Jazz Festival, will present the 43rd edition February 2, 3, & 4, 2023. This 3-day event, held in the ballroom of the Hotel Ballast (formerly The Wilmington Hilton Riverside), features internationally known jazz musicians from across the U.S., Australia, and Italy.
Thursday Night Showcase (7:30 – 10:30)
Special Event – STYLES OF JAZZ:
The Steve Washington Trio
I am now especially honored to be the opening artist of the Wilmington NC Jazz Festival. I'm truly looking forward to it. Presenting to new audiences in new venues is especially good fun. What an adventurous and hopeful way to start off a new year.
Lenore Raphael Trio
Surprise Bonus Set
Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam
On Friday and Saturday nights we will have thirteen jazz all-stars playing seven sets of traditional and classic jazz each night, with a different leader on each set.
All concerts begin at 7:30pm, Thursday is a three-hour concert,
while Fri. & Sat. concerts go until midnight.
Ticket prices, including tax, are Thurs. $45 gen. adm., Fri & Sat. gen. adm. $65. Each night $25 military, $15 students. Our patron tickets are $215. and include Fri. & Sat. evening concerts plus our special patron brunch at 10:30 Sat. morning, where the all-star musicians will play and socialize with our patrons, then patron/musicians will be invited to “sit in” with the all-stars. Patrons receive preferred, reserved seating plus their names in the program. The $240 patron tickets include all of the above plus tickets to Thursday evening’s Special Event. Tickets may be purchased from our website, E-Tix or at the AudioLab at 5732 Oleander Dr., Wilmington. For more information, please check our website www.ncjazzfestival.org, e-mail to ncjazzfest@yahoo .com or call 910-793-1111
- February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- February 18 @ 8:30 pmBMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Lost Jazz Shrines: Celebrating Boomers / Remembering Cedar Walton – Featuring The Helen Sung Quartet on February 18 at 8:30PM. This special event will also include a free panel discussion at 7PM. Artistic Director of Jazz Programming Willard Jenkins to interview Helen Sung.
The Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration. Boomer’s was a jazz club in Greenwich Village, New York City, during the 1970s. The club was a venue for bebop musicians, and artists Barry Harris and Kenny Barron played there. At the club, Cedar Walton recorded the albums, A Night at Boomers, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Cedar Walton was an American hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey’s band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. Several of his compositions have become jazz standards, including “Mosaic”, “Bolivia”, “Holy Land”, “Mode for Joe” and “Fantasy in D.”