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26th Annual NCCU Jazz Festival

 

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will host the 26TH Annual Jazz Festival from Thursday, April 14 through Thursday, April 21. The festival will include a week of musical entertainment including concerts, lectures and workshops by remarkable Jazz artists. The festival will kick off with a jam session at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14, at Beyu Caffe, 335 W. Main St. in Durham.

Renowned jazz vocalist Mary Stallings will accompany the NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the B.N. Duke Auditorium on campus.

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, the NCCU Jazz Ensemble will perform a special concert with international Jazz artists “Sax Appeal,” featuring Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz and Donald Harrison.

For more information visit http://web.nccu.edu/jazzfestival/

 

Other highlights:

 

  • Friday, April 15

 

    Lauren Desberg @ Beyu Caffe

    Two shows: 8pm & 10pm

    Tickets $10 advance & $12 Door

 

 

  • Friday, April 15

 

    Duke Jazz Ensemble with John Fedchock (Trombone)

    8pm Show

    Tickets $10

 

 

  • Saturday, April 16

 

    Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola @ Beyu Caffe

    Two shows: 8pm & 10pm

    Tickets $18 advance & $22 Door

  

 

  • Wednesday, April 20

 

    ESPERANZA SPALDING PRESENTS: EMILY'S D+EVOLUTION @ The Carolina Theatre

    8pm

    Tickets start at $37