Sunday, December 30, 2012

33rd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival Announced for February 2013

This year's  33rd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival  (February 7-9, 2013) kicks off on Thursday night with a concert featuring "Jazz Strings" performances, including a duet with Bucky Pizzarelli and Jonathan Russell, followed by a tribute to “Charlie Parker with Strings.” The festival features 16 renowned musicians, including Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Adrian Cunningham (sax), Ed Polcer (trumpet/coronet), Kevin Dorn (drums), Nicki Parrott (bass, vocals), Banu Gibson (vocals), Rossano Sportiello (piano), Chuck Redd (drums/vibraphone) and Bria Skonberg (trumpet/vocals), and others. Cabaret-style seating and all-star musicians distinguish this as one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast. Other highlights include workshops, master classes and an all-star jazz brunch. Events take place at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside (301 N. Water Street, Wilmington). Special hotel rates are available to festival attendees. Admission charge. For tickets and details: 910-793-1111;

The 33rd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival has been selected again as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Saturday, February 9th at 10:30 am – our PATRONS’ BRUNCH
When we treat our patrons to a musical brunch featuring our All-star Musicians.  Patron/musicians may “sit in” with the All-stars during the “jam” session.

Patron tickets: $175 – includes Friday & Saturday evening concerts, preferred, reserved seating, the patron brunch, plus name in the program.

$200 – All of the above plus the Thursday night special event concert!

Patron tickets and gen. admission tickets may be purchased from NCJF, 233 Racine Dr. #95, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Gen. adm. Tickets also available at the Audio Lab, 5732 Oleander Dr.
For more information please call 910-793-111 or email , website -

Online general admission ticket purchase may be made through the website.

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