("Coltrane's life and music have served as a rock for me in my career as a musician, scholar, educator -- and in my personal life as a husband and father."
- Leonard Brown [Aug. 18, 1946 - Mar. 7, 2019] )
[Special thanks to Bruce T. Hamilton,
for creating this collage of Dr. Brown photos,
taken by Hamilton during several of the
annual Coltrane concerts.]
Hopefully, you've all had a terrific summer.
The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) would like to share, especially to those of you who decided to berelatively unplugged while on summer hiatus, that we have extended our discount ticket offer, for one more week, to this year's 42ndJohn Coltrane Memorial Concert.
This special concert is a tribute to our recently passed co-founder and artistic visionary Dr. Leonard L. Brown.
Appropriately entitled "Transition(s)", the concert is tobe held on Saturday, October 5th, at 7:30 pm.
fJCMC is offering a 10% discount ticket on Premium Reserved and Regular Reserved seats. This offer has been extended until Friday, September 13th, and can be obtained by using code FJCMC10 when ordering advance tickets through Blackman's Box Office. Ongoing details for "Transition(s)" can also be found by visiting friendsofjcmc.org.
This year's 14-piece JCMC Ensemble, under the musical direction of Dr. Carl Atkins,will be joined by co-hosts WGBH's Eric Jackson, the "dean of Boston jazz radio," and WBUR's José Massó, producer/host of "¡Con Salsa!"
The JCMC Ensemble willshowcase the ensemble's great musicianship, prowess and flexibility. Many of the following musicians have made multiple annual JCMC appearances: Carl Atkins (sax), Tyler Bonilla (trombone), Phil Grenadier (trumpet), Yoron Israel (drums), John Lockwood (bass), Dorsey Minns (trombone), Mike Peipman (trumpet), Bill Pierce (sax), Randy Pingrey (trombone), George W. Russell, Jr. (piano), Stan Strickland (sax, vocals), Billy Thompson (sax) , Bobby Tynes (sax) and Bijon Watson (trumpet).
Looking forward to having you join us, in solidarity and in peace.
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