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"My Favorite Things" : John Coltrane Memorial Concert celebrating the holiday spirit Coltrane-style.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University
Event Description

The 41st John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) is a special holiday celebration, honoring two master JCMC alumni, Bill Pierce and Stan Strickland, and featuring the 14-piece JCMC Ensemble, with host Eric Jackson. Further information can be found at

The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC), in collaboration with Northeastern University’s Office of Student Affairs and the College of Social Sciences & Humanities, presents My FavoriteThings, celebrating the holiday spirit Coltrane-style, bestowing musical good will to all people. This year’s holiday concert will also honor two master JCMC alumni, Bill Pierce and Stan Strickland, both of whom have made indelible musical contributions to Boston and well beyond. My Favorite Things is a tribute to these two musicians, planned as an evening of joyous celebration, as well as reflection.
This 41st John Coltrane Memorial Concert features a 14-piece JCMC Ensemble under the musical direction of Dr. Carl Atkins, who has created a performance repertoire that will re-animate Coltrane’s compositions, legacy, and philosophy. The concert includes the evening’s theme “My Favorite Things,” along with such masterpieces as “Greensleeves” (arranged by Leonard Brown and Emmett Price), “Afro Blue” (featuring Stan Strickland and arranged by Atkins), “Like Sonny” by Coltrane (featuring Bill Pierce), among other compositions composed or performed by ‘Trane. These Coltrane works will be presented in new arrangements showcasing the 2018 JCMC Ensemble’s great musicianship, prowess and flexibility. The concert will be hosted by Eric Jackson, the “dean of jazz radio in Boston.”



Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
02115 Boston, MA
United States
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