About this Event
7:15pm - 8:30pm - Juke Joint Jelis feat. Brianna Thomas
9pm - 10:15pm - Ravi Coltrane
Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed Grammy™ nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. In the course of a twenty plus year career, Mr. Coltrane has worked as a sideman to many, and recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others.
Ravi has released six albums as a leader. His albums include, “Moving Pictures,” “From The Round Box,” “Mad 6,” “In Flux,” “Blending Times,” and “Spirit Fiction.” He also has collaborated on various albums, including, “Seraphic Light” with Joe Lovano and David Liebman, “In Movement” with Jack DeJohnette and Matthew Garrison, and The Blue Note’s 70th Anniversary recording, “Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note.” Additional credits include performances as well as recordings with Elvin Jones, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Baron, Steve Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Matt Garrison, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Geri Allen, Joanne Brackeem, The Blue Note 7, among others.
Born in Long Island, the second son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Ravi was named after Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar. He was raised in Los Angeles where his family moved after his father’s death in 1967. His mother, Alice Coltrane, was a significant influence on Ravi and it was he who encouraged Alice to return to performance and the recording studio after a long absence. Subsequently, Ravi produced and played on Alice Coltrane’s powerful, ‘Translinear Light’, which was released in 2004.
Ravi lives in Brooklyn, NY and maintains a fast paced touring, recording, composing and performance schedule. He leads the effort to restore the John Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, Long Island www.thecoltranehome.org and presides over important reissues of his parent’s recordings.
Juke Joint Jelis feat. Brianna Thomas
The Juke Joint Jelis is a quartet that plays Black American Music, including Blues, Gospel,Soul, Jazz and everything that stems from that. Brianna Thomas on vocals, Greg Lewis on organ, Marvin Sewell on guitar, and Warren Grant on drums bring the heat. The Juke Joint is a place where Black people could come together to express their feelings, much like the church only with a wider range of music. Jelis is a term used in some African countries and is used much like the griots who were the storytellers of their surroundings.
The Juke Joint Jelis want to create a space musically where they and the audience could capture that feeling. J The Juke Joint Jelis invite you into their world and it is bound to be a great time.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, United States