“40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING ‘TRANE” October 1st through 7th, 2017  THE 40th ANNIVERSARY JOHN COLTRANE MEMORIAL CONCERT WEEK  FEATURING A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE LEGENDARY PHAROAH SANDERS   Join us for a week full of music, film, and visual art all celebrating ‘Trane and his considerable legacy. CALENDAR OF 40th Anniversary Events SUNDAY OCTOBER 1 “Chasing Trane” : The […]

2013 A Year of Jubilee: the 36th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert with NES & JCMC Ensemble

Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents A Year of Jubilee: the 36th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, with the New England Spiritual Ensemble and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble; hosted by Eric Jackson. Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm. The John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble will partner with the New England Spiritual Ensemble to […]
John Coltrane photo from photos of the A Love Supreme session, by Chuck Stewart.

Reflections on John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

As this year’s Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert draws near, it is prudent to examine the piece that will be played. “A Love Supreme” is often called one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and with good reason. The album showcases not only the amazing playing of Coltrane and his quartet, but […]
Photo by Hakim Raquib

2009 The 32nd FJCMC Concert: A Tribute to Trane

A Tribute to ‘ Trane Background information on the annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC): The first John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) was performed in Boston, MA on July 17, 1977, in the Friends of Great Black Music Loft, a performance space for creative arts established by master percussionist Syd Smart. The annual concert then […]