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39th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert Scheduled for Oct. 29

“An Evening of Ballads & Blues”

John Coltrane Memorial Concert

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the 39th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert: “An Evening of Ballads & Blues” will take place at Northeastern University’s Blackman Auditorium in Boston, Massachusetts, featuring the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble.

This year’s concert, hosted by the “dean of Boston jazz” Eric Jackson of WGBH, “provides an exploration of some of the ballads and blues compositions of Coltrane, whose accomplishments as a composer are oftentimes overshadowed due to his tremendous legacy, as an acclaimed, explosive and brilliant improviser,” according to a press release.

The 2016 JCMC ensemble-Carl Atkins (reeds and woodwinds), trumpeter Billy Buss, pianist Consuelo Candeleria, trombonist Jeff Galindo, trumpeter Jason Palmer, Bill Pierce (reeds and woodwinds), percussionist Ron Savage, acoustic bassist Nat Reeves, trombonist Rick Stepton, Stan Strickland (reeds, woodwinds and voice) and Bobby Tynes (reeds and woodwinds)-will perform ballad compositions from such Coltrane masterpieces as “Naima,” “Crescent,” “Lonnie’s Lament” and “Dear Lord,” as well as such blues compositions as “Blues Minor,” “Mr. Day” and “Blue Train.”

Tickets are $30 for general admission; $25 for students/seniors; $40 VIP. For more information, visit

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