The 43rd North Carolina Jazz Festival, one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast, returns February 2nd – 4th 2023.

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Kicking off the evening is vocalist Steve Washington (from Washington DC), with a trio of All-Stars. Pianist Lenore Raphael with Steve Hobbs on the vibes follows. Next up, a tribute to Charlie Byrd & Stan Getz’ introduction of Bossa Nova to the U.S. featuring Nate Najar with Jeff Rupert’s tribute to San Getz’ saxophone. The evening concludes with Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam.

Friday and Saturday

The celebration of jazz continues with 15 All-Star musicians playing in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. Saturday from 10:30 until 2 pm will feature a musical brunch, and in the last hour, patrons who are musicians have the opportunity to jam with the All-stars.

The festival will feature many favorite North Carolina Jazz Festival musicians as well as new additions. For additional information please visit the festival website. Ticket prices are as follows: Single Night Tickets: Thur: $45, Fri & Sat: $65, Active Military: $25, Students: $15 each night | 3-Day Pass: $260 | 2-Day Pass: $230

The concerts will be held at the Hotel Ballast located on the riverfront. Lodging is currently available at the C.W Worth House Bed & Breakfast located less than 1 mile away.

About the C.W. Worth House

Welcome home to the C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast, a circa 1893 Victorian home with 7 guest rooms, each with a private bath. The home features modern accommodations that blend beautifully with its historic charm. You will awake each morning to freshly brewed coffee and a full breakfast served in the dining room. In the evenings, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to jazz softly playing in the background as you relax in our pub-style gathering room. It is an easy walk to the riverfront for fine dining, shopping, tours, and nightlife. The beautiful beaches are a short drive away. Please view our accommodations.