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John Coltrane Memorial Concert records

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: Z05-038

Content Description

The collection is primarily made up of publicity materials and reviews of John Coltrane Memorial Concerts, as well as a 1995 concert VHS tape. The collection is unprocessed. The first John Coltrane Memorial Concert was performed in Boston on July 17, 1977, in the Friends of Great Black Music Loft, a performance space for creative arts established by percussionist Syd Smart. The concert developed through the collective efforts of Syd Smart, bassist Hayes Burnet, and saxophonist Leonard Brown. Since 1977, the John Coltrane Memorial Concert has gradually developed into a Boston tradition featuring many outstanding musicians. Before coming to Northeastern University in 1986, the John Coltrane Memorial Concert had several "homes." By the early 1980s it had outgrown the seating audience capacity of the Loft, moving to the Modern Theatre for one year and then to Emmanuel Church until 1985, when it was held at New England Life Hall. In 1986, the John Coltrane Memorial Concert found a permanent home at Northeastern University. Accessioned 2005 Jun 28. More material is expected. 44/4, FF5/9

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Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


  • Creation: 1979-2004, 2011


0.35 cubic feet (0.35 cubic feet in 1 manuscript box and 1 oversize folder.)