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Syracuse University Invites All to “Sounds of Coltrane” Event on Fri., Sep. 15

The Community Folk Art Center at Syracuse University is hosting a live-music “Sounds of Coltrane” open house event on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 6:30 p.m., in the Gallery at Syracuse University, 805 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY.

The Love Supreme exhibit will feature local musicians playing the sounds of Coltrane.

Those interested in attending must RSVP using this link – HERE.

Biographer Ashley Kahn noted the following about the late John Coltrane:

“All distinctions aside, it’s clear that Coltrane’s importance today rests in his enduring role as a paragon of artistic sacrifice and spiritual vision, an original voice who sits atop the pantheon of African American cultural heroes. The inspiration his legacy continues to instill remains as strong as it is necessary—evidence of the unifying power of music: an argument to cherish our collective heritage; a dictate to listen to and learn from each other.”

It is possible that Kahn’s depiction of Coltrane’s musical legacy moved Syracuse University to host the “Sounds of Coltrane” event.

The University promises an “incredible” open house with live music to the sounds of Coltrane featuring “mesmerizing tunes that will transport you to a different era,” according to the official invite.

In a 1966 interview with Nat Hentoff, Coltrane spoke for himself about what his body of music meant in the context of life-at-large:

“There is never any end…there are always new sounds to imagine, new feelings to get at. And always there is the need to keep purifying these feelings and sounds so that we can really see what we've discovered in its pure state. So that we can see more and more clearly what we are… we have to keep on cleaning the mirror.”

As for the upcoming “Sounds of Coltrane” live-music open house at Syracuse University on Friday night, event coordinators say, “Don’t miss out, mark your calendars and bring your friends along.”

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