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NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp's All-Star Tribute to John Coltrane featuring Jason Moran

Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:00 PM

Jazz

In this momentous concert event, Shepp celebrates the boundless impact and talent of his good friend and mentor. He’s joined by pianist and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran and other contemporary greats, including Amir ElSaffar, Darryl Hall, Nasheet Waits, and Marion Rampal.

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“Music has always been a balm to my soul.”
—NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp

More than 50 years after his death in 1967, John Coltrane remains a cultural and spiritual icon with an unrivaled influence over jazz. The legendary saxophonist and composer’s intensity, coolness, and dignified dedication taught thousands of future artists to believe in their craft. Committed to encouraging musical growth in the next generation, Coltrane used his star power to foster interest in young players of the emerging avant-garde scene—including saxophonist Archie Shepp, now an NEA Jazz Master.

In this momentous concert event, Shepp celebrates the boundless impact and talent of his good friend and mentor. He’s joined by pianist and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran and other contemporary greats, including Amir ElSaffar, Darryl Hall, Nasheet Waits, and Marion Rampal.

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NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp on John Coltrane | The Kennedy Center