Festival Committees

Host Committee

Carla Torrey -Co-Chair/Grants & Festival Operations

Craig Torrey – Co-Chair/Sponsorships & Festival Operations

Diana Bing-Lawson

Fanny Chestnut Hairston

Lori Ann Harris

Rick Giraudy

Kenneth Chestnut – Logistics

Sophia Pierce  – Silent Auction

Mia Green – Silent Auction

Ocean City Jazz Festival Advisory Committee

Albert Martin- First Citizens Bank, Sneads Ferry NC

Andre Nabors – North Carolina Department of Tourism

Cathy Medlin – Realtor, Island Real Estate

Diarra Porter- Attorney, Glancy, Prongay and Murray LLP

Frances Dyer- Community Member, Retired Attorney

Mel Shaw- Fundraising Coach, Saad and Shaw Comprehensive Fund Development Services

Pearl Shaw- Fundraising Coach & Professional Writer, Saad and Shaw Comprehensive Fund Development Services

Thomas Best- Retired Town of North Topsail Beach Fire Chief and  Public Works Director

John Brown- Professor of Music at Duke University

Perry Green – Executive Level CPG Sales Leader

Honorary Host Committee

Onslow County Tourism

Pender County Tourism

Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce

Jacksonville Council for the Arts

The Town of North Topsail Beach

North Carolina Coastal Federation