September 13, 2014 12:00 to 6:15 pm

Tom Browne
Tom Browne


Tom Browne
Tom Browne


Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate

Purchase discounted advance tickets online!

  • Discounted Advance tickets are $15.00 and are available at the Hillsborough Arts Council, Eno Gallery, and the Orange County Sportsplex during regular business hours.

  • Children 10 and under are free.

  • Rain Date is Sunday September 14 from 12 pm to 6:15 pm.  It will be posted here if the event date is changed to Sunday.


The Jazz festival will take place outdoors at a very special venue...The Historic Moorefields estate is an idyllic homestead on 84 beautiful acres just a few miles from Hillsborough, NC.


12:00 - 1:00   Durham Jazz Messengers

1:15   - 2:15   Carolina Jazz and Blues Collaborative

2:45   - 3:45   Triangle Jazz Orchestra

4:00   - 5:00   Nitewind

5:15   - 6:15   Tom Browne


As per the Fire Marshall, this is a non-smoking event. Smoking will only be allowed in one designated smoking area.


The Durham Jazz Messengers is a select group of high school students from around the triangle who are coached at the Durham Jazz Workshop. They won the 2013 Salett Arts Center Jazz Competition and have performed at the Elon University Jazz Festival, Meals on Wheels Benefit (2014) and Durham Jazz Workshop. The members are: Anne Bennett on alto sax (Brought High), Arvind Mallikarjunan on alto/soprano sax (Durham School of the Arts), Chris Sisco on trumpet (Cedar Ridge High), Jakob Bower on trombone (Durham School of the Arts), Julian Lambert on piano (Carrboro High), Alex Haggis on bass (Chapel Hill High), and Luke Murray on drums (Jordan High).


The Carolina Jazz and Blues Collaborative is a “pool” of professional musicians across North and South Carolina that perform across the Carolinas. The core of the group is made up of five players…trumpet, saxophone, bass, piano, and drums.  Brothers Erich Haas on bass and Garth Hass on tenor sax both born and raised in Hillsborough, Alan Stouman on keys lives in Chapel Hill, Joe Sizemore on trumpet and Joe Van Norman on drums are from the Greenville/Wilson area. The Collaborative will be featured in June at the International Jazz Festival in Jamaica.

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The Triangle Jazz Orchestra is a big band composed of enthusiastic musicians from across the Triangle area of North Carolina. We perform the great American music of the jazz masters of the Swing Era, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Benny Carter as well as more recent jazz and blues tunes. Our 18 musicians and vocalist play in the traditional big band format with a full horn section for rich harmonies and a complete rhythm section for a driving, danceable beat.

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4:00 - 5:00 - NITEWIND

Nitewind is a musical group based on Jazz, Rock, Blues Gospel & Funk. Each member has extensive training and experience in these 5 genres of music. Each member currently are involved in special musical groups and projects outside of the Nitewind organization. They often come together as Nitewind to perform upon special requests from the public as well as organizations to fulfill the musical needs required for successful performances. The greatest asset Nitewind can offer is that they can perform in all 5 genres and leave the audience wanting for more. Nitewind is a true professional musical organization that delivers great music in any of the listed venues.

5:15 - 6:15 - TOM BROWNE

Tom Browne is an artist who George Benson describes as “joy filled in expressiveness” and “believable in any musical style,” topping the jazz and adult contemporary/ R&B charts with his kickin’ trumpet and rich jazz melodies. That artist…is trumpeter Tom Browne.

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