On Ascension Day, May 17, 2007 the jazz community pays homage to Alice's legacy with a remembrance ceremony at the beautiful and historic St. John The Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St. in New York City. The memorial will be open to the public and begin at 7:30pm.
“Celebrating my mother's beautiful life with an evening devoted to her music, performed by the musicians that appeared on the original recordings, in this sacred space seems like the most fitting tribute we, her family, could offer,” noted Alice's son, Ravi.
Among those paying tribute include: Geri Allen, Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Roy Haynes, and Reggie Workman--many of whom have collaborated with Mrs. Coltrane over the years.
As mother, grandmother, musician, composer and spiritual leader Swamini Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda lives on in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched and continues to touch.
Ascension Day, May 17, 2007
Added by Fumio on May 13, 2007