How to Find the Art of Cool in North Carolina

Left of Black interviews Art of Cool Music Festival co-founder Cicely Mitchell about the musical lineup, and the artist she’s most looking forward to seeing.


Cicely Mitchell and Mark Anthony Neal

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Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Art of Cool Music Festival co-founder Cicely Mitchell to talk about the future of jazz and the festival, which takes place April 25-26 in Durham, N.C., with a stellar lineup of jazz artists.

Mitchell explains how the festival builds interest in the artists with a series of pop-up concerts leading up to the main event. She also reveals the artist she is most looking forward to hearing.