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Give the Gift of Cool!

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON? Why not gift a ticket to the 2014 Art of Cool Festival? Share the holiday tradition as a host of world class artists takeover Downtown Durham April 25 & 26, 2014. GIFTING A TICKET IS EASY! All you have to do is select[…]

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EXPERIENCE: The Takeover

We here at Art of Cool (AOC) have been toiling over the word festival to describe the massive music event that we are planning for you and your friends in downtown Durham this April. In a recent brainstorming session we thought of scratching the word festival and replacing it with:[…]

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How Many Burgers & Brews Does it Take?

TONIGHT! Tuesday November 19th 5:30-8 p.m. @Bull City Burger and Brewery, Durham How many burgers and beers does it take to launch a jazz festival in downtown Durham? Meet your favorite jazz presenting nonprofit, Art of Cool, at your favorite burger joint — Bull City Burger and Brewery — in[…]

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Miguel Atwood Ferguson Ensemble

Art of Cool is proud to announce the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble as another headliner for the Art of Cool Festival (April 25-26, 2014). On Saturday April 26, 2014 Miguel will direct an 11-piece orchestra in a tribute concert to honor North Carolina jazz and soul legends including Thelonious Monk, John[…]

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Maceo Parker to headline AOC Fest 2014!

We are happy to announce legendary jazz musician, Maceo Parker, as the headliner for our 2014 festival.  Maceo, a Kinston native, has a name synonymous with funky music and has played with many leaders of funk, including James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy’s Rubber Band. His collaborations over the years[…]

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