North Carolina Jazz Festival

NC Jazz Festival 2017

Wilmington gives a warm welcome to all of the jazz lovers attending our 39th annual North Carolina Jazz Festival on January 31st to February 2nd, 2019!  This historic city located on the bank of the Cape Fear River has many interesting shops, art galleries, museums, and restaurants, as well as a movie studio, nearby beaches, plus Revolutionary and Civil War sites to explore during your days here.

We will fill your evenings with exciting performances by some of the greatest traditional jazz musicians from around the globe!

Enjoy one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast. Featuring Bruce Harris, Chuck Redd, Dion Tucker, Cynthi Sayer and Brazilian born vocalist Maucha Adnet (former chanteuse for Antonio Carlos Jobim) and her husband Duduka da Fonseca joined by NYC’s Harry Allen on tenor sax, re-creating the sounds of Stan Getz; Israeli born pianist Ehud Asheri; and Tampa native guitarist Nate Najar.  This musical weekend features Brazilian Jazz starting on Thursday evening and then the Jazz continues Friday and Saturday night with four-hour concerts featuring seven sets with six or seven musicians per set (each with a different leader).  Come experience some fantastic musicians from around the globe.

The festival takes place at the Wilmington Riverside Hilton and the events range in price from $15 to $225.

For more information on the Jazz musicians and the schedule visit

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