||The 35th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival at the Hilton in downtown Wilmington features three days of jazz stylings including standards, vocal swing, a tribute to George Shearing, and traditional Jazz in multiple sets with different players and different leaders. The list of artists includes the Benny Hill Quartet, Molly Ryan with Dan Levinson Quartet, Rossano Sportiello, Jonathan Russell, Bria Skonberg, Ed Polcer, Nicki Parrott, Mark Shane, Kevin Dorn, Chuck Redd, Herman Burney, Nate Najar, Dion Tucker, and Adrian Cunningham.
Thursday: The Benny Hill Quartet; Molly Ryan with the Dan Levinson Quartet; Rossano Sportielloâ€™s Tribute to George Shearing; Jazz Jam.
Friday and Saturday: Features 13 All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. These are 4Â½-hour concerts.