John Coltrane Memorial Concert: "35th Annual" featuring Terri Lyne Carrington -- November 3, 2012
honoring Andy McGhee & Steve Schwartz; hosted by Eric Jackson.
Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents the 35th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert. Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington; honoring Andy McGhee and Steve Schwartz; hosted by Eric Jackson. Saturday, November 3, 7:30 pm. Tickets (prices include box office service charge): $35 general admission, students $30; special VIP section: $40. Northeastern University, Blackman Theatre, Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets, visit or call: 617-373-4700 (TTY 617-373-2184); box office hours Mon.-Fri., noon–6pm (extended to 8 pm on Wed.), and one hour before the performance; or log onto http://www.jcmc.neu.edu.
The 35th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) features 2012 Grammy-Award winning master drummer, composer, arranger, record producer and entrepreneur Terri Lyne Carrington. In JCMC tradition, WGBH’s Eric Jackson presides over this year's concert which honors Steve Schwartz, highly acclaimed jazz producer and radio personality, and Andy McGhee, master saxophonist and educator recognized as Boston's "golden man of jazz."
This year’s John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble features some of the leading musicians of our time who also happen to be Boston-based. Along with long time JCMC core members Bill Pierce (reeds/woodwinds), Carl Atkins (reeds/woodwinds), Stan Strickland (reeds/woodwinds), John Lockwood (acoustic bass) and Tim Ingles (electric bass), this year’s concert will feature the first time appearances of pianist Consuelo Candelaria-Barry and guitarist/composer Bill Banfield, who also serves as Head of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music. The 35th anniversary Ensemble also includes JCMC co-founder and co-producer Leonard Brown (reeds/woodwinds), as well as Ricardo Monzon (percussion), JCMC co-producer Emmett G. Price III (piano/keyboards), and special guest Terri Lyne Carrington on drums.
The 2012 Ensemble will perform a repertoire of all Coltrane compositions, including “Moment’s Notice,” “Central Park West, “ “Impressions”, “After the Rain,” The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost,” and a ‘Trane blues medley. In what has become a JCMC tradition, the Ensemble will close with “Peace on Earth.”
John Coltrane Memorial Concert, the world’s oldest annual performance tribute to the musical &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; spiritual legacy of John Coltrane, is presented by the Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, Inc. (FJCMC). Producers of the concert are Leonard Brown and Emmett G. Price III. [Take note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Pharoah Sanders will not be appearing this year.]
The John Coltrane Memorial Concert is proud to acknowledge this year’s sponsors which at press time are the Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (FJCMC), joined by The Arts Fuse (www.artsfuse.org), Color Magazine (www.colormagazineusa.com), JazzBoston (www.jazzboston.org), Jazz Inside (www.jazzinsidemagazine.com), MassJazz (www.massjazz.com), Northeastern University’s Department of African American Studies (www.northeastern.edu/daas/), and The Word Boston (www.thewordboston.com). For updates on sponsors and other pertinent information: www.jcmc.neu.edu, (617) 671-0789, email@example.com.
“Coltrane (still) draws a crowd …With 14 impeccably improvisational musicians leading the liturgy and several Boston jazz fixtures beatified throughout the course of the night, this year’s Coltrane tribute was like a Sunday morning service on Saturday night.” (Boston Globe, 2011)
The 35th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert is also being produced in association with "Harvard Honors Jazz Heroes: Steve Schwartz, Eric Jackson and Fred Taylor," a panel discussion on November 1 and concert on November 2 presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard Jazz Bands. Information: 617.495.8676, www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu.
Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (FJCMC)
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