NOV 3-7 | Cosmic Music
Nov 03, 2021
FREE for SFJAZZ Members*
Step into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. Listening Parties offer listeners the chance to get behind-the- scenes and hear about music from the artist’s perspective. The format is an on-stage conversation in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, accompanied by the artist’s pick of recorded, and sometimes live, excerpts. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception with the artist.
This Listening Party is hosted on the eve of a historic week of music as saxophonist Ravi Coltrane presents an exclusive celebration of the music of his legendary parents. Cosmic Music: The Music of John and Alice Coltrane will be presented from November 4 through 7, 2021 in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium. Members are invited to enjoy an evening full of insights before Coltrane begins his Cosmic Music performances at the Center.
The format is an on-stage conversation in the Miner Auditorium, accompanied by the artist’s pick of recorded, and sometimes live, excerpts. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception with the artist.
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ABOUT RAVI COLTRANE
An artist whose career occupies a singular niche in modern jazz, Ravi Coltrane has established a sound and group concept that stands undeniably on its own, extending far beyond the shadow of his iconic name. Early experience in John Coltrane Quartet drummer Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine band and maverick saxophonist Steve Coleman’s M-Base movement helped build Coltrane’s expansive aesthetic, leading to a procession of increasingly audacious recordings as a leader and collaboration with artists ranging from his mother, harpist and pianist Alice Coltrane, and cousin, iconoclastic producer, and electronic musician Flying Lotus, to pianist Chick Corea and trumpeters Terence Blanchard and Ralph Alessi.