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Published: 2012/05/19

Ravi Coltrane Announces Tour Dates

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane will release his new album, Spirit Fiction, on June 19 via Blue Note Records. In support of the album, Coltrane will hit the road for an extensive run of summer dates through the U.S. and Europe. The tour kicks off on May 29 at Birdland in New York City and includes a run of European dates with McCoy Tyner, West Coast dates in the summer including Jazz Alley in Seattle, Catalina’s in Los Angeles, and Yoshi’s in Oakland, as well as fall dates including the Jazz Showcase in Chicago and a week at the Village Vanguard in New York City. A full list of dates is below.

Ravi Coltrane Tour Dates

May 29-June 2 New York, NY—Birdland
June 22-23 Washington, DCBohemian Caverns
June 29 Wolfiseim, France—Fort of Wolfisheim
June 30 Paris, France—Festival Jazz de La Defense (*)
July 2 Vienne, France—Jazz a Vienne (*)
July 4 Lisbon, Portugal—Centro Cultural de Belem (*)
July 6 Rotterdam, Holland—North Sea Jazz Festival (*)
July 7 Comblain-la-Tour, Belguim—Comblain Jazz Festival (*)
July 21 Batumi/Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia—Black Sea Jazz Festival
July 25-26 Albuquerque, NM—New Mexico Jazz Festival
July 27-28 Denver, CO—Dazzle
July 31-August 1 Seattle, WA—Jazz Alley
August 2-5 Los Angeles, CA—Catalina Jazz Club
August 6-7 Oakland CA—Yoshi’s
August 11 Richmond, VA—Richmond Jazz Festival
September 27-30 Chicago, IL—Jazz Showcase
October 2-7 New York, NY—Village Vanguard

(*) = with McCoy Tyner


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Manny Lomas May 19, 2012, 13:33:46

John Coltrane (and Jerry G) changed my life in ways that will take me the rest of my days on planet earth to articulate…I cant believe how fortunate we are to live in the glow of such magical beings as these…when I went to the Coltrane church in S.F. I was coming out of the worst hurt a person can be bestowed upon by the powers that be…I thought I was done, plain and simple…I thought my soul would never see the light of day…a.k.a. dwelling in darkness eternal days…but after having listened to Trane for years in the wake of Jerrys death, it was at the service where an ordained minister came out in full regalia playing his tenor to ‘First Meditations for Quartet’. In the wink of an eye, I was healed, plain and simple…no doubt about it…sure in the ensuing 10 years my faith at the beauty if drawing breath was tested to the brim…but after having seen Mcoy Tyner a handful of times, as well as Elvin’s last run at Yoshis in 2002, and Alice’s last performance at the Masonic with Ravi, all was reinforced..all was explained….blessings yall’. :)

steve May 19, 2012, 17:23:23

Everytime I hear Ravi, I hear more of a Wayne Shorter influence than his late father

adks12020 May 21, 2012, 08:56:41

@steve…Wayne Shorter’s no slouch either…although I’m sure you know that. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a concious, or maybe subconsious, effort by Ravi to not sound like his father. I mean, that’s a serious legacy to live up to, let alone emulate.

SuzieQofTX August 27, 2012, 15:18:30

Not sure why Ravi, is not stopping by Houston, but we have one of the largest jazz scene here’s. I have been waiting years now we are finally getting Cassandra Wilson in Oct 2012. Ravi needs to drop by.

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