Tag: John Coltrane

Hudson Hall Presents Ashley Kahn: A Love Supreme – The Lives and Music of Alice & John Coltrane, Sep 14

Hudson Hall presents Ashley Kahn: A Love Supreme, The Lives and Music of Alice & John Coltrane on Tuesday, September 14th at 6pm.

This talk is part of A Love Supreme: Celebrating the Legacy of Alice & John Coltrane, a series of concerts curated by Cat Henry.

GRAMMY award-winning music historian Ashley Kahn, author of A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album and other popular books, delivers a presentation focusing on the lives and music of John and Alice Coltrane. Balancing musical insight with fascinating stories, Kahn will bring their careers into a modern-day perspective—discussing the musical influences and spiritual devotion they shared, even as their music proved so influential, enduring, and vastly different.

When pianist Alice Coltrane—nee McLeod—launched her professional career in 1960, moving from Detroit to Paris, jazz was primarily a man’s game; in many ways, it still is. Before that decade was over, she married the leading saxophonist of the day, then became mother to four children, a widow, a multi-instrumentalist (adding harp and organ to her repertoire) and a recording artist who fused jazz and church music with Indian ragas and devotional songs. By the 1970s, even as she pursued her role as parental and recording artist, she established a Vedic ashram in southern California and became spiritual leader to a flock of devotees. Kahn’s discussion will deal directly with how best to understand and fully appreciate this remarkable African American woman, and her continuing influence on so many musicians today.

More than 50 years after his death at the age of 40, John Coltrane is still one of the most celebrated musical heroes of the 20th Century. His sound is often imitated, and today stands for the ideals of musical freedom, personal expression, and spiritual priority. Yet, the theme and significance of what Coltrane sought to convey through his music, especially in his 1964 four-part suite A Love Supreme, is more celebrated than understood. How did Coltrane weave his spiritual focus into his music? What was his message, and why does it remain relevant, along with his music, today?

DATES/TIMES: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / 6pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: Free
Reservations required and available at https://hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1Q00000CJYOyUAP


PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders must wear masks to this event. All ticket holders above the age of 12 must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry. For the safety of our community, we are not making exceptions for for people over the age of 12 unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. Read our updated COVID policy here

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Hudson Jazz Festival, Nov 13 – Dec 20

Hudson Hall presents Hudson Jazz Festival Special Edition, Celebrating Alice & John Coltrane.

Enjoy five energizing weekends of Hudson Jazz Festival performances live from the Hudson Hall stage from the comfort of your own home! Curated by Cat Henry, the festival celebrates the enduring vision of Alice and John Coltrane, whose relationship and creative output symbolized artistic achievement and Black excellence. In addition to the five live-streamed performances, this special edition of the Hudson Jazz Festival includes free exhibitions, film, talks, and events to engage and enrich our community.

Visit HudsonHall.org for the festival line up.

DATE/TIME: November 13 – December 20, 2020

COST: Virtual Tickets: $20
Save 15% when you buy 2 or more with code HJF15 at checkout.
Save 25% and get a Hudson Jazz Festival Virtual Pass (online access to all five concerts) All Five for $75.
Friends of Hudson Hall receive an additional discount of 10% off all ticket orders.
Tickets available at https://hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1Q00000Da55UUAR

LOCATION: Streaming Online


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