The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) in collaboration with the Northeastern Center for the Arts present the 2014 John Coltrane Memorial Concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Coltrane’s majestic suite “A Love Supreme,” considered by many to be the greatest spiritual jazz composition of all time.
This year’s featured guest is Donald Harrison, New Orleans saxophonist, composer, arranger and principal consultant for the “Treme” series on HBO.
Harrison will join Boston-based master musicians Carl Atkins, Leonard Brown, Yoron Israel, Ron Mahdi, Bill Pierce, John Ramsay and George W. Russell, Jr. Together, this all-star ensemble will perform contemporary versions of some of Coltrane’s sacred music from the later stages of his life that served to bring the devotional essence of African and African American music to “jazz.”
A feature of the evening will be the Ensemble’s performance of the complete “A Love Supreme” Suite with recitation of Coltrane’s prayer by Eric Jackson of WGBH radio, who will also serve as host for the evening.
Saturday October 18, 2014 at 7:30pm
Blackman Theater at Northeastern University
General Admission: $30
Students & Seniors: $25
Ticket prices include service charge.
The John Coltrane Memorial Concert is produced by Leonard Brown, Associate Professor of Music & African American Studies and Emmett G. Price III, Associate Professor of Music and former chair of the Department of African American Studies.
Northeastern University • Blackman Theatre, Ell Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Conveniently located right off of the MBTA Green Line (Northeastern University stop) and Orange Line (Ruggles stop)