The first annual Pinehurst Jazz Festival took place early this week in Pinehurst, North Carolina, at the historic Pinehurst Country Club. The festival, held in memory of the late pianist Joshua Wolff, featured a line-up of musicians closely associated with Wolff. Among the headliners were saxophonist Jon Gordon, pianists Toru Dodo and Eric Verlinde, trumpeter Thomas Marriott, drummers John Bishop and Abdullah Rahman, vocalists Hillary Gardner, Whitney James and Michelle Walker as well as Artistic Director and bassist Paul Gabrielson. The musicians, drawn from the New York and Seattle jazz scenes, performed three standing room only shows in the ballroom of the famed golf resort, built in 1898.

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