Published by Gregg Gelb on 09 Jan 2017

“Friends and Arrangers”

Title: “Friends and Arrangers”
Location: Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst, NC
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Description: Th Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will play big band music arranged by Paul Kelly, Fred Brush, Gary Brunotte and Gregg Gelb
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2017-03-09

Published by Gregg Gelb on 09 Jan 2017

Ritmo Caliente!

Title: Ritmo Caliente!

Dates and Location:

April 7 at Lee County Community Arts Center, 507 N Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330

April 8 at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Description: With Guest Latin American percussionists Ramon Ortiz, Billy Marrero and Pako Santiago with Latin Jazz Grammy Award winning producer Eric Oberstein and Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra performing the Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite by Chico O’Farrell and other historical Latin Jazz pieces

Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2017-04-07

Published by Gregg Gelb on 28 Jun 2016




Larry Coryell, a giant of jazz guitar, and perhaps “the” pioneer of jazz fusion and major influence in the development of American music.  Mr. Coryell’s innovation and influence in jazz is acknowledged by musicians, audiences and critics. He made jazz history since his arrival on the scene in the 1960’s and continues to worldwide, appearing at major jazz festivals and venues in the US, Europe and Asia. He has recorded over 100 albums and has performed with jazz greats including Miles Davis, Chico Hamilton, Gary Burton. David Miller, a noted jazz critic, for All About Jazz said of Larry Coryell, “Jazz at its finest complex, virtuosic, and yet easily accessible.”

The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra is directed by Gregg Gelb.  Gelb began the Orchestra in 1991 when he was Visiting Artist at Central Carolina Community College. Over its many years the organization has presented many of the finest artists in the World of Jazz such as: Ceclie McLorin Salvant, Bud Shank, Dave Valentin, Houston Person, Rene Marie, Stanley Jordan and Sonny Fortune.  The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra is a non-profit 501 C3 organization. For more information go to

The show is at 8pm on Oct. 1 at the Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N Steele St., Sanford, NC 27330.

Tickets are all general admission $11.29 for Advanced tickets (HOCJO pays ticket fee) and $15 General Admission at door. To get the advanced tickets go to this is the link to the tickets

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