The 36th Annual NCJF Was A Blast!

festicon2On Thursday night, former student volunteer, Sean Crane, came back to play with our “Galen and Friends Gypsy Jazz” group!

Some expected and unexpected highlights at the Patron’s Brunch on Saturday:

The “Bucket Bros.” Logan and Casey Valleroy from Chapel Hill – ages 12 & 15, took masterclasses on Friday and stayed to perform at Saturday’s Patron’s Brunch!
Patron/Photographer George Ball was presented with a token of our appreciation for his ten years of photographing at our festival. Collages of each year were on view at the brunch.


Photo taken by Nathaniel Edgerton

Saturday evening local writer and NCJF 2016 artist, Clyde Edgerton, stated that his “DREAM” was to play with a REAL jazz ensemble – Nate, Herman & Quentin made his “Dream” come true -Clyde played Blue Monk with them!

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