Time: October 22, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Blackman Theatre
Street: 360 Huntington Ave.
Website or Map: http://www.jcmc.neu.edu
Event Type: jazz, concert
Organized By: John Coltrane Memorial Concert
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2011
Coltrane’s Ashé III: 34th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert. Honoring José Massó (“Con Salsa” on WBUR) and hosted by Eric Jackson (on WGBH). Saturday, October 22, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $25 general admission (plus $2 order fee per ticket); discounts available to groups, NU faculty & staff, WGBH Members, NU & non-NU students, and seniors. For tickets, visit or call for information: 617-373-4700 (TTY 617-373-2184); hours Mon.-Fri., noon–6pm (extended to 8 pm on Wed.), and one hour before the performance; or log onto http://tickets.neu.edu.
For this year’s 34th anniversary, the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) revisits Ashé (pronounced Ah-shay), Yoruban for the all-pervasive energy with which the Creator empowers humanity. JCMC explored ‘Trane’s connection to Ashé in their 1993 concert, which resulted in a special edition double CD recording issued in time for their second Ashé concert in 1998. Throughout the Caribbean, Ashé, or life force, speaks to divine presence, blessing, energy — or more succinctly, it speaks to Amen.