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Coltrane Celebration LogoOn September 21st, 2019, the Philadelphia Jazz Project and it's partners will present another celebration of one of America's greatest artists and a neighbor to many Philadelphians: John Coltrane.

 

CELEBRATE COLTRANE 2019!

 

DATE & TIMES:
September 21st, 2019
12:00 noon to 10:00pm

FREE ADMISSION!!!

 

LOCATIONS:
4 Stages In Fairmount Park
Across the street from the Coltrane House
at 33rd and Oxford Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19121

 

Audience 1


One of the most important artists of the 20th century was our neighbor. His name was John William Coltrane. He walked among us. He lived among us. He was not born here, but he became a man and a professional musician here. His birthday is September 23rd, 1926. We celebrate him with 10 hours of FREE music, a film screening and other activities on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 in Fairmount Park.

 

So, get your lawn chair, or blanket, some water and maybe even pack a lunch and join us!!!

 

Audience 2

 

 

CELEBRATE COLTRANE 2019 - THE SCHEDULE:

 

Force For Good 1STAGE A (At 33rd & Oxford Streets)

1pm - Tenor Madness w/ vocalists Ella Gahnt & Michael Andrews
3pm - Worldtown Soundsystem
5pm - Force For Good Sax Quartet

 

FOR MORE ABOUT STAGE A PERFORMERS

 

 

 

 

Willie Williams 1STAGE B (At 33rd & Oxford Streets)

12pm - Waverly Alston
2pm - Willie Williams Quartet
4pm - Alfie Pollitt Trio

 

FOR MORE ABOUT STAGE B PERFORMERS

 

 

 

 

 

Immanuel Wilkins 1STAGE C (Along Reservoir Drive past the Smith Playground)

1pm - Ole Mathisen Trio
3pm - Henry Tirfe Trio
5pm - Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

 

FOR MORE ABOUT STAGE C PERFORMERS

 

 

 

 

Billy Harper 1STAGE D (At Hatfield House - 33rd & Girard Avenue)

6pm - Billy Harper Quintet
7:30pm - Film:  Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

 

FOR MORE ABOUT STAGE D EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing In ParkOTHER ACTIVITIES:

12pm - 5pm - CiderFest at Fairmount Park Historic Houses

2pm & 4pm - Guided Bird Song Walks w/ guest flutist Tim Price

 

FOR MORE ABOUT OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CELEBRATE COLTRANE 2019
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
12:00 noon to 10:00pm

Across the street from the Coltrane House
At 33rd & Oxford Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19121

FREE ADMISSION!!!

 

 

Odean Pope Plays To Crowd

 

*IN CASE OF RAIN:
In the case of rain, join us at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm

 

Audience 3

 


SOME COLTRANE HIGHLIGHTS:


    ▪    1926, Born in Hamlet, North Carolina
    ▪    1943, Moved to North to Philadelphia like many during the Great Migration
    ▪    1955, Joined the famous, Miles Davis Quintet
    ▪    1955, Married Naima Grubbs
    ▪    1957, Worked with the great, Thelonious Monk at NYCs Five Spot.
    ▪    1958, Becomes known for playing multiple notes at once, called ‘sheets of sound.'
    ▪    1964, Released album, A Love Supreme: an ode to his faith in and love for God.
    ▪    1966, Married pianist Alice McLeod aka Alice Coltrane.
    ▪    1967, Liver disease took Coltrane’s life.
    ▪    1995, Honored by the United States Postal Service with a postage stamp.
    ▪    2001, "My Favorite Things" chosen for NEA & RIAA 360 Songs Of The Century.
    ▪    2001, "A Love Supreme" & "My Favorite Things" certified gold in the United States.
    ▪    2007,  Awarded a posthumous, Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.
    ▪    2016, “A Love Supreme” added to Library of Congress - National Recording Registry.


 

 

Some Video From Previous Coltrane Celebrations

 

 

 

 

CELEBRATE COLTRANE 2019 SPONSORS & COLLABORATORS:

 

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     Discovery Center Logo          PhillyCAM logo    

 

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Lead support for Celebrate Coltrane 2019 is provided by the The William Penn Foundation / Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.

 

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