Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

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The Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane: Gifted saxophonist Ravi Coltrane pays tribute to the musical legacy of his mother—an incomparable keyboardist, harpist, and singer—for one celebratory evening embracing and commemorating her lasting influence.

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Genre-obliterating virtuoso vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant makes her third Festival appearance on the heels of three Grammy wins and a MacArthur Fellowship.

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The virtuosic Tyshawn Sorey, one of the 21st century’s leading musical minds, blends composition and improvisation in a collective jazz trio with pianist Aaron Diehl and bassist Matt Brewer.

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Defying categorization, the compositions of pianist Fabian Almazan match ideally with the dynamic superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. This intimate and experimental duo explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

Nduduzo Makhathini

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A deep spirituality is inseparable from the improvisational performance of pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, whose cross-continental, multilayered melodic groove is informed by a childhood where music and ritual are symbolically linked.