John Coltrane's influence has reverberated across generations and genres. This eight-hour marathon encompassing music, dance, and conversation, explores the wide span of Coltrane's musical career from early bebop to boundary-pushing avant-garde. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just dipping your toes into the Coltrane water for the first time, there is no better way to immerse yourself in the world of this jazz legend.
Segment One: 3pm - 6pm: Influences and Early Years
Music that influenced a young John Coltrane, and works from his early years as a sideman.
Segment Two: 6pm - 8pm: Stepping Out
Coltrane's beginnings as a front man, and his evolution to the classic Coltrane sound.
Segment Three: 8pm - 10pm: Classic Coltrane and Toward the Divine
Coltrane's signature sound at its peak, and the evolution of his music to both the spiritual and avant-garde.
Finale: 10pm - 11pm
Coltrane's most celebrated and iconic work; A Love Supreme performed in its entirety.
Participating artists (as of April 10, 2019) include:
Soul Science Lab
Brooklyn Raga Massive
Mykel Marai Nairne
Ashley Khan & Ken Druker
Carl Hancock Rux
Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra
(performers and content subject to change)
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre