Coltrane's Ashe III: The 34th John Coltrane Memorial Concert
October 23, 2010
The John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) has been held annually in Boston since its inception in 1977. It is the world's oldest annual performance tribute to the musical and spiritual legacy of the great master. The JCMC was conceived andcreated by Black American musicians who deeply understood the blessings and messages that 'Trane shared through the music. Through the continued commitment of a core group of Boston based musicians and the continued interest and support of listeners, the JCMC has evolved into a major cultural event.
The purpose of the JCMC is to reflect on the rich musical and spiritual legacy of 'Trane through contemporary interpretations of his works, to inspire us all to work toward developing our full capacities as human beings, and to work for world peace.