Leonard Brown, associate professor, African American Studies and Music, Northeastern University; co-founder and artistic director, John Coltrane Memorial Concert
African American jazz musicians are inextricably tied to the social and political upheaval of the period, using their music as a social force and risking their careers and lives on the road. Through the music of mentors like Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, learn about the music, people, and experiences that shaped John Coltrane’s early career and consciousness.

Expand your course experience with Thelonious Monk: An American Composer. Screening October 9 at 1:30pm and October 27 at 1pm.

Three-Session Course Tickets
$60 MFA members, seniors, and students; $75 nonmembers
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Individual Session Tickets
$25 MFA members, seniors, and students; $30 nonmembers
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The Second Great Migration and Music: The John Coltrane Story

Tuesday Morning Session: Chasing the Trane

Next Session: This event is closed.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
$25MFA members, seniors, and students
Ticket Purchase Required
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Session 2 of 3