What is a Patron?

Our North Carolina Jazz Festival patrons are the backbone of our jazz festival—the extra that they contribute to our finances make it possible for us “to go out on a limb” and hire the finest of traditional jazz musicians for our festival each year.

The price of a patron ticket is $215. or $240.  The $215. Patron Badge allows you entry to Friday and Saturday night’s 4 + hr. concerts with preferred, reserved seating, name in the program and the Patron’s Musical Brunch on Saturday morning.  This brunch is a unique part of the North Carolina Jazz Festival, as not only are the patrons treated to a delightful brunch, while listening to all of the invited Allstar Musicians play their favorite music, but an extra added attraction is the Patron Jam.  During the last hour of the brunch the patrons, who are also musicians, are invited to sit in with the Allstars for a rousing musical treat enjoyed by all!  This is also a time when patrons and musicians have the opportunity to socialize and get to know each other.

The $240 Patron Badge buys you all of the above plus admission to the Thursday evening Special Event concert where we feature different styles of jazz with some very special guest artists along with some of the invited Allstars. All ticket prices include tax.

We invite you to be an integral part of the festival family by becoming “part of our backbone”.  With your support we can continue to bring to Wilmington top jazz musicians from across the country and around the world! Help us “Jazz it up”!

NCJF is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers.