31st John Coltrane Memorial Concert: “A Tribute to ‘Trane” featuring special guests Guru’s Jazzmatazz with Superproducer Solar; joined by DJ Doo Wop, Brownman, and David Scott. Hosted by Eric Jackson. Presented by Northeastern University's Center for the Arts (CFTA) and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC). September 27, 8 pm. Northeastern University, Blackman Theatre, Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston [conveniently located near the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line or the Northeastern stop on the Green Line (E train)]. Tickets: $25 general admission; $20 non-NU students, seniors, NU Faculty/staff/WGBH Members; $10 NU students with ID. For advance tickets: 617-373-4700, www.gonu.com/tickets/index.shtml. Box Office hours: Mon.-Fri. noon-6 pm and one hour prior to the show. For general information, visit www.jcmc.neu.edu and www.centerforthearts.neu.edu.
It is most fitting that the producers of the JCMC have invited legendary hip-hop messenger Guru along with featured artist Solar to perform a special tribute to John Coltrane for the JCMC’s 31st anniversary which opens Northeastern University’s Center for the Arts 2008-2009 season. An acknowledged hip-hop icon through his work with Gangstarr, Guru has illustrated his love for and understanding of the jazz legacy through his critically acclaimed hip-hop and jazz fusion series, Jazzmatazz, which features collaborations with musicians such as Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ramsey Lewis and Branford Marsalis.
Official Website: http://www.jcmc.neu.edu
Added by marycurtin on September 17, 2008