O.Henry Jazz Series

Select Saturdays in the O.Henry Hotel Social Lobby
6:30 – 9:30 PM
| Never a cover! Arrive early for a seat!

About O.Henry Jazz Series


Cocktails and Jazz at the O.Henry is so much fun that we asked the amazing Victoria and Neill Clegg to curate an expansion of the O.Henry Jazz scene. On select Saturdays you can enjoy vintage craft cocktails and delightful seasonal tapas (see the menu) along with an eclectic array of jazz artists performing in the varied styles of contemporary jazz. Select Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 PM.

This is NOT the same experience as Thursday Night Cocktails & Jazz with Neill Clegg and Dave Fox. You can still enjoy their talents — along with those of a rotating roster of extraordinary Jazz vocalists — as they focus on the great American Songbook and beyond, Thursday nights from 5:30 – 8:30 PM.

O.HENRY JAZZ SERIES PACKAGE

Take advantage of our O.Henry Jazz Series Package, which includes one night’s gracious accommodations, preferred seating at our O.Henry jazz in the social lobby, $30 amenity voucher, a Southern-style breakfast for two and a late checkout. Package available select Saturdays. Some blackout dates apply, including October 7 and 14.

Upcoming Performers

September 23 | Anne-Claire Niver

October 7 | Dr. John Henry

October 14 | The Penn Family

October 28 | Matt Reid Quartet 

Artist Bios

Jo Gore

Josephine Gore grew up singing in Spring Hill Baptist Church alongside her father who was the church pianist and deacon. The daddy-daughter duo performed extensively at churches and revivals throughout southeastern North Carolina. Church audiences were enthralled with the four-year-old’s ability to memorize an entire catalog of hymns and spirituals. She was the little girl with the big voice.

As a teenager, she would plunder through her grandfather’s record collection, playing albums by Mahalia Jackson, Ray Charles, James Brown and Nina Simone. She’s been hooked on jazz, blues, and soul ever since.

Jo Gore mesmerizes audiences with her angelic voice and electrifying stage presence while remaining true to her love of classic, soul and jazz standards. Each performance is full of love, life, music, and story-telling. These days, she’s the woman with the big voice and audiences are still enthralled. Learn More 

 Anne Claire 

North Carolina artist Anne-Claire writes music influenced by her love of soul divas and intimate singer-songwriters. Currently celebrating the release of her new single Second Time (March 31, 2017) Anne-Claire ventures further into personal songwriting with a soulful sensibility. Anne-Claire’s music is rich and melody-driven, paired with lyrics that use magic as metaphor and emotional empowerment as a guide. Mixing organic instruments with synthetic sounds enhances the dreamlike quality of her work.  Anne-Claire brings a unique and exciting sound – danceable and emotive, plaintive and fun, percussive and romantic. Learn More 

Dr. John Henry 

As an active arranger and musician on piano, organ, keyboard, and trombone, Dr. Henry has worked with numerous musical groups in various cities in Ohio, Texas, both North and South Carolina. Dr. Henry plays bass trombone and sings in the Greensboro Big Band, and continues to lead his own group, The John Henry Ensemble. He is currently planning a recording project. In addition, Dr. Henry currently serves in the Music Ministries at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Burlington, NC, and Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC.

Dr. John Henry 

As an active arranger and musician on piano, organ, keyboard, and trombone, Dr. Henry has worked with numerous musical groups in various cities in Ohio, Texas, both North and South Carolina. Dr. Henry plays bass trombone and sings in the Greensboro Big Band, and continues to lead his own group, The John Henry Ensemble. He is currently planning a recording project. In addition, Dr. Henry currently serves in the Music Ministries at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Burlington, NC, and Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC.