September 23rd marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of legendary saxophonist John Coltrane. It’s hard to believe but Coltrane has been dead longer than he was alive.
Trane’s life and legacy will be celebrated during nine days of free events, including film screenings, concerts, lectures and exhibitions. The festivities are organized by the Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with Temple University Libraries, WRTI, PhillyCAM, Jazz Near You, among other partners.
The highlights include:
- A six-hour saxophone marathon presenting national, regional and local saxophonists
- A jazz walk in Fairmount Park with three stages of live music
- A special Equinox concert
- An Afro-Cuban influenced interpretation of Coltrane’s “Kulu Sé Mama”
For more information, visit Philadelphia Jazz Project.