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Part I of the AOCFEST 2015 Wrap Up Report

After a spectacular sophomore year on April 24-26, 2015 Art of Cool Festival (AOCFEST) returned as a celebrated champion for jazz-inspired music and culture. AOCFEST is making a splash onto both the local and regional music scene, as well as gaining national attention. Over the weekend, AOCFEST hosted over 6800[…]

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AOCFEST Artist of the Week: Mike Phillips

Our AOCFEST Artist of the Week is New York native, jazz saxophonist Mike Phillips. He began his music journey at the age of 5 playing a variety of instruments such as acoustic and electric bass, violin, piano, French horn and trumpet. However, he focused on the saxophone more than any[…]

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Sponsor Saturday: Mellow Mushroom

AOCFEST is pleased to announce Mellow Mushroom as our sponsor of the week! Their mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment. This classic southern pizza began during the hippy movement in 1974 in an old liquor store in downtown Atlanta, GA near Georgia Tech. Richard[…]

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Weekend Events

“Rock N Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon” Fri. April 10, 12pm-6pm Sat. April 11, 9pm-5pm Sun. April 12, 7am Raleigh Convention Center, Hall B-C Price: FREE For two days, over 80 exhibitions will offer free samples; showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and[…]

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AOCFEST Artist of the Week: Anthony Hamilton

Our AOC FEST Artist of the Week is Queen City native, Anthony Hamilton! He is a Grammy Award winning R&B singer, song writer and record producer who has worked with the biggest names in music such as Nas, Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Musiq Soulchild, Babyface, Dr.Dre, and Chaka Khan (just[…]

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Sponsor Spotlight: Mammoth Data

AOCFEST is excited to announce Mammoth Data as our sponsor of the week! Mammoth Data is AOCFEST’s tech sponsor and  is a ‘Big Data’ consultant that operates in assisting large and mid-sized organizations by using their existing data, and combining it with technologies such as Hadoop with a high-level strategy. Hadoop[…]

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AOC Weekend Fun: Easter Weekend

World Overcomers Presents: “Good Friday Concert Featuring Tye Tribbet Fri. April 3rd, 7pm General Admission: $20 VIP Package: $40 2933 S. Miami Blvd Lincoln Park West Suites 101-106 Durham, NC 27703 Come join World Overcomers for an incredible night of worship! Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start!  […]

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#AOCFEST Artist of the Week: Takuya Kuroda

Our AOCFEST Artist of the Week is Japan native, jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda. His playing style consists of Contemporary Jazz, Neo-soul, Post-bop and Soul Jazz. He has performed with artists such as Junior Mance, Greg Tardy, Andy Ezrin, Jiro Yoshida, Akoya Afrobeat, and Valery Ponomarev’s big band. Kuroda got into[…]

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Sponsor Spotlight: Mystic Bourbon

AOCFEST is pleased to announce Mystic Bourbon as our sponsor of the week! Mystic Bourbon Liqueur combines the luxury of spiced liqueur with the sophistication of bourbon. The classic bourbon gives way to taste of candied orange and wild flower honey laced with hints of mint and anise. The full-body[…]

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