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A celebration of the music and legacy of John Coltrane and a special tribute to the legacy of JCMC co-founder Leonard Brown.

Sat Oct 5th @ 7:30pm
Northeastern University’s Blackman Auditorium


FJCMC, Inc. in collaboration with Northeastern University’s Office of Student Affairs and the College of Social Sciences & Humanities is proud to present the 42nd Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert featuring the JCMC Ensemble under the musical direction of Dr. Carl Atkins. This year’s concert will feature a special tribute to one of it’s founders, Dr. Leonard Brown, who passed in early 2019. We invite you to join us for an evening of reflection and re-animation of John Coltrane’s compositions, legacy and philosophy as well as that of Dr. Leonard Brown.

For one night only, Sat Oct 5th 2019 at Northeastern University’s Blackman Auditorium.

42nd JCMC Ensemble

 Carl Atkins - alto and soprano saxophones • Tyler Bonilla - trombone • Phil Grenadier - trumpet • Yoron Israel - drums • John Lockwood - bass • Dorsey Minns - trombone • Michael Peipman - trumpet • Bill Pierce - soprano and tenor saxophones • Randy Pingrey - trombone • George W. Russell Jr. - piano • Stan Strickland - soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flutes, vocals • Bill Thompson - tenor saxophones • Bobby Tynes - alto, soprano and tenor saxophones • Bijon Watson - trumpet

Hosts: Eric Jackson & José Masso

I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe.
— John Coltrane
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Honoring

Dr. Leonard L. Brown

This year, we present a special tribute to Dr. Leonard L. Brown, a co-founder of JCMC and the visionary and driving force behind the 42 year legacy of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert.

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Leonard Brown

“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. There is a brilliant honesty and integrity in Coltrane’s sound. Trane’s sound is full of inspiration, dedication, and clarity. His attitude values continued diligent pursuance of knowledge that can be used for the good of all humanity.” - Leonard Brown

 
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
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Carl Atkins - Musical Director

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Syd Smart - Co-Founder

 
There is a brilliant honesty and integrity in Coltrane’s sound. Trane’s sound is full of inspiration, dedication, and clarity. His attitude values continued diligent pursuance of knowledge that can be used for the good of all humanity.
— Leonard Brown
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PARTICIPANTS

Sponsors

We’d like to thank our sponsors for supporting this year’s John Coltrane Memorial Concert. If interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us.


 

Northeastern University Office of Student Affairs


Northeastern University College of Social Sciences & Humanities


Northeastern University JOhn D. O’Bryant African American Institute

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WGBH

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Location

Blackman Auditorium

 

Located on Hungtington Avenue in the middle of the quad at Northeastern University. Immediately accessible from the Northeastern stop on Green Line T as well as the Orange Line Ruggles station. Blackman Auditorium is located at 342 Huntington Avenue in Ell Hall.

 
 
 
 
 
When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.
— John Coltrane
 
 
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