Legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the “keeper of the flame” for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City.
Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
As an educator and composer of music, Sanchez bridges the gap of American jazz and Western classical music in his compositions to appeal to wider audiences and to educate the idea of “music is just music” to strictly single-genre artists.
Spirited, stylish and engaging, Sidecar Social Club is a shot of whiskey hitting your veins. Soaring through numerous genres effortlessly, their energetic sets take you to colorful and surprising places.
2019 Jazz Festival Schedule
Saturday, October 12
4:00 – 6:00 PM Andrew Sanchez & His Hip Six Community Concert on the Green
Sunday, October 13:
10:00 AM Gates open for this free, non-ticketed festival in the Duck Town Park.
11:00 AM Full day of live music on two stages begins!
11:00 AM Sidecar Social Club
1:00 PM Caroline Davis
2:45 PM Benny Green Trio
5:00 PM Leroy Jones Quintet
12:00 PM Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble
4:00 PM Andrew Sanchez interactive