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Celebrating Coltrane 2017 Schedule




CELEBRATING COLTRANE 2017 SCHEDULE

 

 

Mon | Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Additional Events

 

 

Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, PhillyCAM, WRTI, Jazz Near You and other partners will celebrate John Coltrane's 91st Birthday with 7 days of events.  These events will take place between September 18th to 24th, 2017.

 

 

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND FREE OF CHARGE

BUT TO ATTEND, YOU MUST REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE

 

 

 

 

ColtraneMonday, September 18th, 2017 –  7pm

Mysterious Traveler 4 Concert Series

Featuring Dwight James - Drummer/Percussionist
Free Library of Phila Parkway Central Branch
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

 

 

 

The first concert of the ongoing collaboration between PJP and The Free Library of Philadelphia. Featured artists explore elements from the Free Library’s collections and create new works inspired by them. Veteran drummer/percussionist, Dwight James worked with the Music Department to explore drums from around the world. He will also be celebrating the work of John Coltrane and Khan Jamal.

 

 

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ColtraneTuesday, September 19th, 2017  –  7pm, 8:30pm & 10pm

Blue Trane - Jazz Jam

South Jazz Cafe
600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

 

 

 

 

Every Tuesday, the Leon Jordan Sr. Trio take the SOUTH stage for their weekly jam session. The band consists of drummer, Leon Jordan Sr., Jim Holton - piano and Nimrod Speaks - bass. This Tuesday, in celebration of John Coltrane, the trio will be joined by saxophonists, Greg Riley and Ralph Bowen who will embark on a special musical journey inspired by legendary saxophone battles of the past. Think John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin. Expect a thrilling, free-flowing jam session with plenty of bright moments for the artists and audience alike. Hosted by WJJZ's Michael Tozzi!

 

 

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ColtraneWednesday, September 20th, 2017 –  7pm

Tenor Madness: Featuring Sam Reed
Philadelphia Clef Club Of Jazz & Performing Arts
738 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

 

 

 

 

 

Tenor Madness is a musical ensemble formed through the instigation of the Philadelphia Jazz Project for a Pop Up concert at the Reading Terminal Market in 2014. Since then the ensemble has performed several times including at last year’s Coltrane At 90 Celebration.  The group has been led by veteran saxophonist and bandleader, Sam Reed and has featured a who's’ who of Philadelphia area saxophonists, including Charles Cunningham, Tim Price, Elliott Levin, Carl Grubbs, Korey Riker, Yesseh Ali, Michael Pedicin, Larry McKenna, Gilberto Cruz, Pete Chavez, and Julian Pressley. The name, Tenor Madness is a tribute to the 1956 Sonny Rollins recording of the same name that is most notable as being the only known recording featuring both saxophone giants, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.

 

 

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ColtraneThursday, September 21st, 2017  –  7pm

Interstellar/Ascension Jam Session
Rittenhouse Soundworks
19 W Rittenhouse Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144    

 

 

 

 

 

Germantown-based recording studio, Rittenhouse Soundworks presents a Coltrane-inspired Jam Session featuring the experimental music ensemble, Eye2Eye Trio. This group of sound explorers consists of Bert Harris - bass, Kim Pedro - drums, Elliott Levin - sax & flutes, with guest saxophonist, Larry Price. Expect an expansive, high energy event touching each era of the Coltrane musical legacy. All artists in the house are encouraged to participate.

 

 

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ColtraneFriday, September 22nd, 2017 – 7pm

Chasing Trane: Film Screening
HatField House, Fairmount Park
3300 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

 

 

 

 

On the night of the Equinox, the Fairmount Park Conservancy will screen, Chasing Trane,: the definitive documentary film about John Coltrane, whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary, written and directed by documentary filmmaker, John Scheinfeld, is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist.

 

Preceding the film, WRTI Radio host, J. Michael Harrison will moderate a panel discussion between notable musicians, friends and fans of Coltrane, including some familiar faces from the film.

 

Be sure to RSVP and bring a jacket as well as a blanket, or a lawn chair.

 

 

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ColtraneSaturday, September 23rd, 2017 –  4pm

Jazz Walk - Vigil
Mander Recreation Center, Fairmount Park
33rd and Diamond Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19121

 

 

 

 

 

On the day of John Coltrane’s birth, this Jazz Walk will feature a stroll from Mander Recreation Center at 33rd and Diamond Streets down to the historic HatField House at 33rd and Girard Avenue. Along the way, the strollers will encounter a number of saxophone ensembles who will share their musical tributes to John Coltrane and join in on the stroll. Inspired by the second line tradition of West Africa and New Orleans, where mourners are transformed into celebrants, this Vigil solemnly and jubilantly celebrates John Coltrane’s 91st Birthday. The event closes with a concert by the Odean Pope Quartet at the historic HatField House. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a blanket, or a lawn chair. The saxophonists include: The Epoché Quartet w/ Jack Saint Claire, Josh Lee, Chris Oatts and Dylan Principi, Lynn Riley, Bobby Zankel and Odean Pope.

 

 

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ColtraneSaturday, September 23rd, 2017–  6pm

Odean Pope Quartet
HatField House, Fairmount Park
3300 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

 

 

 

 

The event closes with a concert by the Odean Pope Quartet featruing Odean Pope - tenor sax, Gloria Galante - harp, Lee Smith - bass, Alan Nelson - drums at the historic HatField House. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a blanket, or a lawn chair.

 

 

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ColtraneSunday, September 24th, 2017 –  1pm

New Coltrane Mural Dedication
29th and Diamond Streets Philadelphia, PA 19121

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mural Arts Philadelphia will present a public dedication for the new John Coltrane-inspired mural, "Why We Love Coltrane"  mural created by visual artist, Ernel Martinez. The event will include the artistic team, speakers as well as musical performances. 

 

 

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ColtraneSunday, September 24th, 2017 –  8pm

PhillyCAM Coltrane At 90 Special

Television Broadcasts
View in Philadelphia on Comcast 66/966HD/967, Verizon 29/30, or live on https.phillycam.org/web-channel

 

 

 

 

A special highlight of the 2017 Coltrane Celebration will be footage from PJP’s, September 2016, Coltrane At 90 concerts, which celebrated the 90th birthday of Philly Jazz giant, John Coltrane.  Much of this footage has never been publicly aired and includes a diverse spectrum of artists such as James Carter, Bobby Zankel, Sonny Fortune, Odean Pope, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Julian Pressley, Billy Harper, Sonic Liberation 8, Alfie Pollitt, Steve Beskrone, Alan Nelson and more.

 

 

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ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND FREE OF CHARGE

BUT TO ATTEND, YOU MUST REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL EVENTS:


ColtraneTell Me How Long Trane’s Been Gone  

Five Part Radio Documentary Series
September 20th - thru - September 24th | 8pm
WRTI - 90.1FM Philadelphia | www.writ.org

 

 

 

 

 

Tell Me How Long Trane’s Been Gone is a five hour, audio documentary on the life, music and legacy of composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. Directed, produced and edited by former Philadelphian and award winning, radio producer Steve Rowland / written and co-produced by Larry Abrams / Narrated by Professor Michael S. Harper. The colossal series features powerful, interviews, poignant commentary and provocative poetry by a broad cross-section of artists, writers, historians and thinkers, including Sonny Rollins, Gary Bartz, Jimmy Oliver, Sekou Sundiata, Nathaniel Mackey, Amiri Baraka, Ntozake Shange, Michael Harper, Jayne Cortez, Sun Ra, Odean Pope, Jimmy Stewart, Arthur Rhames, Byard Lancaster, McCoy Tyner, Walter Davis Jr, Rashied Ali and more.

 

 

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ColtraneA Love Supreme: A Dance Performance
Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
September 22nd - thru - September 24th
FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

 

 

A Love Supreme is a modern dance work designed upon the classic Coltrane composition, of the same name. Four dancers surrender themselves to John Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love, his 1965 jazz masterpiece, A Love Supreme. The album was revolutionary for its carefully balanced interplay between improvisation and structure, meticulous form and raw energy, and the powerful blend of styles expressed by the four soloists—John Coltrane (tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums). This dynamic is transposed onto the dance: the choreographers bring improvised and composed materials, interweaving and absorbing them into one another.

 

More than ten years after its initial creation, De Keersmaeker and Sanchis reworked A Love Supreme into a full-evening program danced by four new, young dancers. Each dancer takes on the specific style of one musician and his instrument, creating striking, vital performances that move to the energy and intricacies of the original ensemble.

 

 

This event has an admission fee, CLICK HERE for ticket & show time info

 

 

 


ColtraneMy Favorite Things: Why We Love John Coltrane

WPPM / Radio Broadcast
September 18th - thru - September 22nd | 11am
WPPM 106.5 FM / phillycam.org/radio/listen

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, PhillyCAM’s new radio station, WPPM, will air a five-part radio series, My Favorite Things: Why We Love John Coltrane, featuring some of Philadelphia’s finest musicians, deejays, journalists and music collectors discussing John Coltrane and sharing some of their favorites from his musical catalog. The program, hosted by PJP Director, Homer Jackson, airs each day at 11am, Monday through Friday, September 18th through September 22nd with special guests vocalist/pianist, V. Shayne Frederick, percussionist/playwright, Karen Smith, Ethnomusicologist, George Starks, drummer/pianist, Warren McLendon and visual artist, Leroy Johnson.

 

 

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PARTNERS:

 

PJP, in collaboration with WRTI, PhillyCAM, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, South Jazz Cafe, Rittenhouse Soundworks, Jazz Near You, City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Strawberry Mansion NAC, Fairmount Park Conservancy, East Fairmount Park Coalition, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

 

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Celebrating Coltrane 2017 was made possible by support from the The Wyncote Foundation / Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.

 

 

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