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Chasing Trane Coming to Coolidge Corner Theatre

CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY is coming to Boston to Coolidge Corner Theatre on May 5th, 2017. is a thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. A music titan gets his cinematic

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2016 The 39th Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents “An Evening of Ballads & Blues”

Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents “An Evening of Ballads & Blues”. The 39th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert featuring the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble, hosted by Eric Jackson, is set on Saturday, October 29, 2016, presented in collaboration with Northeastern Center for the Art and Northeastern Department of City & Community Affairs. The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial


2014 A Love Supreme: the 37th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

Saturday, October 18, 2014, Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents the 37th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert. “A LOVE SUPREME” Celebrating the 50th Anniversary featuring Donald Harrison with the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble, hosted by Eric Jackson and presented in collaboration with Northeastern Center for the Arts.  “Acknowledgement” “Resolution” “Pursuance” “Psalm”, the

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2011 The 34th John Coltrane Memorial Concert Coltrane’s Ashé III

The Department of African American Studies at Northeastern University Presents: Coltrane’s Ashé III Legacy Spirit Life For its 34th anniversary, John Coltrane Memorial Concert is presenting John Coltrane’s music in contemporary interpretations illustrating influences from Afro-Caribbean music cultures. This is the world’s oldest annual performance tribute to the musical and spiritual legacy of