36th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival

February 4-6, 2016
Wilmington Hilton Riverside
Thurs. Feb. 4: general adm. tickets $40,
Active Military $25,
Students $15,

This is a 3 hr. Special Event featuring different “Styles of Jazz”

Fri. & Sat. Feb. 5 & 6
general adm. tickets $60 each night,
Active Military $25,
Students $15,

This is a 4 1/2 hr. concert featuring our 14 All-Star lineup in the traditional presentation of 6 or 7 sets, each with a different leader.

36th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival

February 4-6th, 2016

Wilmington Hilton Riverside, Wilmington, NC

All evening concerts begin at 7:30 PM

Feb 4, 2016 Thursday:

General Admission tickets $40.00 Active Military: $25.00 Students $15.00
Our  Special Event – STYLES OF JAZZ
will open with an old style of jazz that is new to the North Carolina Jazz Festival stage
Gypsy Jazz– played by Galen & friends. This will be followed by
Professor Cunningham’s Old School Tribute to the Big Band Era, featuring “old School chums” Adrian Cunningham (reeds), Randy Reinhart (trumpet), Jim Fryer (trombone), Herman Burney (bass) plus newcomers to the North Carolina Jazz Festival, Charleston based Quentin Baxter, on drums  and Kevin Bales, pianist from Atlanta.

After a fifteen minute intermission we will present “Jazz Master” pianist Hod O’Brien in the kick-off performance of his 80th Birthday Anniversary Tour.

Following this, Hod will be joined by jazz singer Stephanie Nakasian, as they do their special Tribute to Ladies of Jazz. With them will be Chuck Redd on drums and Herman Burney on bass. The evening will come to a rousing close with a Traditional Jazz Jam of Thursday evening All-Stars.  This will be a 3 ½  hour concert.

Feb 5 & 6, 2016 Friday & Saturday:

General Admission tickets $60.00 each night, Active Military: $25.00 Students $15.00

FRIDAY & SATURDAY evenings will feature our fourteen All-Star musicians

in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader.

These will be 4 ½ hour concerts.

2016 North Carolina Jazz Festival All-Stars:

  • Piano: Kevin Bales, Rossano Sportiello
  • Trombone: Jim Fryer, Dion Tucker
  • Bass: Herman Burney, Nicki Parrott
  • Violin: Jonathan Russell
  • Guitar: Nate Najar
  • Trumpet: Randy Reinhart, Bria Skonberg
  • Vibes: Chuck Redd
  • Reeds: Adrian Cunningham, Ken Peplowski
  • Drums: Quentin Baxter, Chuck Redd
  • Vocals: Adrian Cunningham, Vincent Gardner, Nicki Parrott, & Bria Skonberg

******* Patron Tickets still available: *******

$200.00 Includes Fri. & Sat. nights with special reserved seating, name in program,
and  the Sat. 10:30 am musical brunch featuring the 14 All-Stars – this is our special event for our patrons.
Those patrons who are musicians are invited to join the All-stars in a “jam”.

$225.00 Friday & Saturday Reserved seating in the general admission area is by tables of 10.
includes all of the above plus the Thurs. evening performance.

******* General Admission Tickets: *******

Thurs. $40, Active Military $25, Students $15

Fri. & Sat. $60, Active Military $25, Students $15