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Thundercat Keeps The Thunder Rolling!

Thundercat has contributed his talents to two of 2015’s outstanding albums such as Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” and AOCFEST 2016 performer Kamasi Washington’s “The Epic”. Also, to bring brighter weather Thundercat has set out on his “The Beyond” EU tour in November 2015 with some shows already sold[…]

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AOCFEST Launch Recap & Lineup Cosigns

In the words of Drake, what a time to be alive. Last Thursday, Raleigh was taken by storm by The Art of Cool Festival, and we haven’t looked back since. Patrons of The Pour House in Raleigh got to experience the talent of Terrace Martin, saxophonist and producer of Kendrick[…]

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OkayPlayer: The Art Of Cool Fest Announces 2016 Lineup feat. Terence Blanchard, Kamasi Washington & More + Revive Music Stage

The Art Of Cool Festival has announced its 2016 event lineup featuring performances from Terence Blanchard, Thundercat, Dwele, Revive Big Band, The Internet, Kamasi Washington, Taylor McFerrin and more. Fresh off the release of the Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1 LP, REVIVE Music will curate a stage at the fest, which runs from May 6th through the 8th in Durham, NC. Art of Cool[…]

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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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