Up next: Pinehurst Jazz Festival - July 14/15 at The Carolina Hotel's Cardinal Ballroom
Three diverse performances: Sunday, July 14, 3pm and 8pm, and Monday, July 15, 8pm.
In celebration of the life of jazz pianist, Joshua Wolff, a dozen jazz artists from around the country convene in Pinehurst for three unique performances.
Featuring jazz divas Hilary Gardner, Whitney James and Michelle Walker, as well as Paul Gabrielson, bass; John Bishop, drums; Eric Verlinde, piano; Tour Dodo, piano; Jason Fourman, bass and others. World-class jazz is at your doorstep.
Tickets are $20 - cash bar available. Seating is cabaret style and is limited. Save with a Festival Pass - $50 - which is valid for all three shows.
Get tickets online.
With sadness, the Philharmonic announces the passing of David Michael Wolff’s brother, Joshua, on Sunday, May 19, at St. Luke’s Hospital in NYC.
NYC-based jazz pianist/singer Joshua Wolff, was beloved by colleagues and fans around the country for his lyrical, colorful jazz stylings. He was cherished in particular for his work with vocalists -- he had a special gift for surrounding each voice in a unique wash of sound. But he was most beloved for his humor and his fierce friendship.
Just six weeks ago, he was at the peak of his art when he performed with his brother David on two pianos for full houses in Pinehurst and Fayetteville, NC. Shortly after, he started experiencing pain.
On Mother's Day, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, stage 4, and was battling for his life. Friends, family and colleagues from around the country gathered at his bedside at St. Luke's in Manhattan. He passed away on Sunday, May 19, surrounded by family and a dozen close friends.
There will be three memorial events: in NYC; Seattle, WA; and Pinehurst, NC. The first service will be in NYC at The Cathedral School on Thursday evening, May 23 (time tba). The second service will be in Seattle, WA within two weeks. And finally, the Philharmonic will host a Joshua Wolff Memorial Jazz Festival in Pinehurst, NC in mid-July 2013, gathering friends and colleagues from around the country.
If you would like to support the Wolff Family as they prepare final arrangements, you may make a donation online here.
The Philharmonic has also established the Joshua Wolff Memorial Music Education Fund. Tax-deductible donations to this fund will help present the Joshua Wolff Memorial Jazz Festival and provide free music education opportunities and scholarships to children in Moore and Cumberland Counties, NC. You may donate by check to "Carolina Philharmonic," a 501(c)(3) non profit, earmarked "Joshua Wolff" and mail to 460 Midland Dr., Pinehurst, NC, 28374.
(You may also make a tax-deductible donation to this Fund by credit card by calling Carolina Philharmonic at 910-687-4746.)
On behalf of Joshua and the entire family, the Wolff’s thank you all for being there for Joshua when he needed you most. You are all invited to join with them in celebrating his life and memory.
Click here to view Joshua’s Facebook page.