Coltrane Festival Coming to JALC This Month

Performers include McCoy Tyner, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis

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Jay Jackson

Azar Lawrence

The John Coltrane Festival, five different events beginning Oct. 18, is planned for Jazz at Lincoln Center, and includes programs starring the JALC Orchestram McCoy Tyner and Azar Larence. The Festival includes several simultaneous performances in Rose Theater, the Allen Room,and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

The events are:

• Coltrane Listening Party with Gary Bartz

October 18, 7pm, Frederick P. Rose Hall

Bartz will discuss and play Coltrane recordings and discuss his new album Coltrane Rules Tao of a Music Warrior. Free and open to the public.

• Azar Lawrence Quintet: Celebrating John Coltrane & Elvin Jones with Jeff “Tain” Watts, Eddie Henderson, Benito Gonzalez, and Essiet Okun Essiet

October 23-28, 2012, sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm,

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Cover charge: $35-40

• The Genius of John Coltrane

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and special guest Joshua Redman

October 26-27, 2012, 8pm, Rose Theater

Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm.

Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $10, $30, $50, $75, $95 or $120 dependent upon seating section.

• McCoy Tyner: The Gentle Side of John Coltrane

October 26-27, 2012, 7:30pm & 9:30pm, The Allen Room

Ticket prices for The Allen Room are $65 for the 7:30pm sets and $10 or $55 for the 9:30pm sets.

• Jazz for Young People® Family Concert – Who is John Coltrane?

Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

November 3, 2012, 1pm, 3pm, Rose Theater

Jazz for Young People® tickets in Rose Theater are $12, $20, or $28.

The 2012-13 season festivals also include Duke Ellington Festival, Chick Corea Festival, Birth of the Cool Festival, The Best of Blue Note Festival, and Dizzy & Bird Festival. Click here for more information on JALC’s 2012-13 concert season.

Frederick P. Rose Hall is located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.

Tickets for Rose Theater and The Allen Room can be purchased through JALC or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office. Reservations for Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola can be made by calling212-258-9595 or 212-258-9795 and via Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.