Since 1991, Coltrane has diligently forged a prominent and highly-acclaimed career as a live performer, recording artist and producer. Says Coltrane of his distinct yet effortless sound, I want to be involved with music that is truly honestthat's not trying to follow trends or fit into someone's idea about what jazz 'is.'"
The second son of the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane has performed with many of the world's greatest jazz and pop luminaries including McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Elvin Jones and Carlos Santana.
2009 marked the release of Coltrane's highly anticipated Blending Times, his follow-up to the Grammy®-nominated In Flux. On Blending Times, Coltrane and his group solidify his standing as one of today's most innovative jazz artists and improvisers. The recording is a stunning set of musically diverse, rhythmically eclectic pieces capturing the fluidity of the group's spontaneous improvisations and familiar jazz dialogue.
Coltrane will be joined by four fixtures on today's jazz scenebassist Robert Hurst, drummer Karriem Riggins, pianist David Virelles and trumpeter Ralph Alessi.
Come early for a pre-show chat at 7 PM with Ravi Coltrane hosted by WRTI's Maureen Malloy.