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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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