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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Miles and ‘Trane Festival

On May 12 – 15, Jazz at Lincoln Center will honor the artistry and 90th birthdays of Miles Davis and John Coltrane on every stage at Frederick P. Rose Hall. The organization’s four-day Miles and ‘Trane Festival will take place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, The Appel Room and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

The Miles & ‘Trane Festival kicks off on May 12 – 14 as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs in Miles Davis: The Sorcerer at 90 in Rose Theater. The world renowned big band will debut new arrangements and revisit classics from Miles Davis’ legendary body of work, from Birth of the Cool to Miles In the Sky. (live webcast on wyntonmarsalis.org/live)

In The Appel Room on May 13 – 14, Joe Lovano with special guest saxophonist Ravi Coltrane will explore The Spiritual Side of Coltrane and perform different compositions from Coltrane’s career. Lovano convenes an all-star band featuring Brian Blade, Geri Allen, Tom Harrell, Steve Kuhn and legendary bassist and longtime Coltrane colleague Reggie Workman for this special engagement.

Two rising stars of jazz will lead the Miles and ‘Trane celebrations in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. On May 13 – 15 at 7:30pm, trumpeter Keyon Harrold – called “the future of the trumpet” by Wynton Marsalis – will lead an expansive exploration of Miles Davis’ music in Iconic Miles Davis. Like Davis, Harrold is an eclectic, genre-hopping, and convention-spurning musician whose music ranges from unadulterated bebop and straight-ahead jazz to electronically-infused R&B and hip-hop. Harrold recently recorded the original trumpet sounds heard in Miles Ahead, the upcoming biopic featuring Don Cheadle.

On May 13 – 15 at 9:30pm, rising star saxophonist Patrick Bartley will lead The Timeless John Coltrane sets. Only 23 years old, Bartley has recently performed in The Appel Room as part of Divas of the Silver Screen and Moonglow: The Magic of Benny Goodman, and he also played at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola alongside Louis Hayes, one of the most prolific jazz drummers in history. A great fit for this show’s subject matter, Bartley has said “My music talks about how I acknowledge the past, but I’m going towards the future. That’s the kind of music I play.” Join us to hear both the past and future of this great art form.

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