In recognition of John Coltrane’s 80th birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center will kick off its 2006-2007 season with a four-day schedule of performances and educational events on Sept. 14, 15, 16 and 20.
The festivities begin with a concert by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Thursday, Sept. 14. Marsalis and the world-renowned big band will perform classics from Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, My Favorite Things, Africa/Brass and other albums. The JLCO will also play Friday and Saturday nights, and ticket prices range from $30 to $120. These shows start at 8 p.m.
“Coltrane and Hartman,” an event featuring Todd Williams, Eric Reed and other musicians performing Coltrane’s ballad repertoire takes place Aug. 14-16. Tickets cost $60 and sets begin at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Other events include the Uptown Magazine Pre-Show Party, where ticket holders from the Sept. 15 shows can enjoy a display of Coltrane’s album artwork. Ticket holders from the Sept. 16 shows can attend a reading of The House that Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records by author Ashley Kahn. Both events start at 6:30 p.m. Lastly, on Sept. 20, leading jazz scholar and author Dr. Lewis Porter will moderate the discussion “Did Coltrane Lose His Way?” Panel members include Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane and Jimmy Heath and tickets cost $10. The panel begins at 7 p.m.
All tickets are available for purchase at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on Broadway, by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or through jalc.org.Originally Published