A three-day festival celebrating what would have been John Coltrane's 80th birthday kicks off Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2006-07 concert season tonight at Frederick P. Rose Hall.
The Coltrane Festival, to run through Saturday (September 16), will feature performances in both the Rose Theater and the Allen Room. On all three evenings at the Rose, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform a program titled "Coltrane," featuring such favorites as My Favorite Things, Africa Brass and A Love Supreme. Meanwhile, in the Allen Room, vocalist Kevin Mahogany and instrumentalists Todd Williams, Eric Reed, Reginald Veal and Herlin Riley will perform ballads by Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.
In addition, at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 20, JALC's Irene Diamond Education Center will host a panel discussion entitled "Did Coltrane Lose His Way?", featuring Dr. Lewis Porter, Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane and Jimmy Heath.
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