American jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane joins the Wells Fargo Jazz Series at Spoleto with his piece Universal Consciousness – The Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane and here is what you should know:

Coltrane composed this piece as tribute to his mother, an incomparable keyboardist, harpist, and singer. In this celebratory evening in the Cistern Yard, audience members will hear Ravi’s embrace and commemoration of her lasting influence.

Joining Ravi is Brandee Younger on the harp, David Virelles on the organ and piano, Rashaan Carter on bass, and Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums.


A Little More…

Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed Grammy nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. In the course of a twenty plus year career, Mr. Coltrane has worked as a sideman to many, recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others and founded a prominent independent record label, RKM. Born in Long Island, the second son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Ravi was named after Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar. His mother, Alice Coltrane, was a significant influence on Ravi, and it was he who encouraged Alice to return to performance and the recording studio after a long absence. Credits include performances as well as recordings with Elvin Jones, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Baron, Steve Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, among others. He is a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman.

To get a feel for Ravi’s music and other artists like him coming to Spoleto this year, check out our playlist on Spotify.


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Performance Details

Ravi Coltrane will take the stage at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard Friday, June 3 at 9:00pm.

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