Through concerts, films, lectures and education events, Jazz at Lincoln Center ([email protected]) will both study and celebrate two jazz titans in February: Charles Mingus (pictured left) and John Coltrane.
Stanley Crouch, joined by drummer Rashied Ali and saxophonist Antoine Roney, will host “Jazz Talk: Speaking of Trane” on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. The panel will discuss Trane’s life and overreaching influence on modern musicians. On Feb. 14 and 16, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) with Wynton Marsalis will perform “A Love Supreme: The Music of John Coltrane” at 8 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall. The LCJO will be joined by tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and will perform small ensemble and big band arrangements of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and “Africa/Brass.” Then, on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall, [email protected] artistic director Wynton Marsalis and the LCJO will present “Jazz for Young People: Who Is John Coltrane?,” using musical examples and audience participation to fill the kiddies in on the life of Trane.