Carlos Santana named Chair of the Honorary Board

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Carlos Santana has generously agreed to be the Chair of the Honorary Board for The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills. Please join us in welcoming him as he has graciously agreed to assist us at this important and pivotal time. We are humbled by his generosity and spirit.

Coltrane is FREEDOM – photograph of Will Calhoun

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Will Calhoun attended our recent benefit for The Coltrane Home. For those of you who don’t know him, here is a quote from his Wikipedia page:

Calhoun is best known as the drummer of the rock band Living Colour. He has also played with Jungle Funk and HeadFake, recorded several jazz albums as a leader, and has appeared as a sideman with a diverse group of acclaimed artists, including Pharoah SandersB.B. KingHerb AlpertDr. JohnJaco PastoriusWayne ShorterMarcus MillerPublic Enemy, and Ronnie Wood.[1] He plays in the song Crimson Deep, from What Lies Beneath album, by the Finnish Symphonic Metalsinger Tarja. He is also a member of Stone raiders musical band.

 

BUY – A – BRICK FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS EVERYTHING

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Do you have a friend who loves John Coltrane and jazz, but who has everything? Why not purchase a gift for them that will last a lifetime?

For a very limited time, you can ‘buy-a-brick’ that will be used in the restoration of John and Alice Coltrane’s last residence in Dix Hills, NY.

Leave a lasting impression and show your support for the preservation of the Coltrane Legacy. A customized brick inscribed in honor of an individual or an organization will help us to restore the Coltrane Home.

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Each brick may bear the name of an individual, couple, family, business, or other organization. Each 8”x4” brick has space for three lines of text.

Each line is limited to 14 characters (including spaces).

Prices vary depending on location:

Premium location is $750 US Dollars

Special location is $500 US Dollars

Standard location is $250 US Dollars

Exact placement of bricks will be at the discretion of the Friends of the Coltrane Home. Bricks become the property of the Friends of the Coltrane Home.

If you’d like to purchase a brick, you may do so by check or via the PAYPAL donate button.

To pay by check, make checks payable to: Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills (Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.) Download, then fill out the Coltrane_Buy_A_Brick_order_form and mail your payment in to the address on the form.

If you’d like to pay via PAYPAL, please fill out a form below, then click on the DONATE NOW button on the right hand of this web site and indicate which premium location brick you’d like to purchase ($750, $500 or $250). We must have both payment and the form filled out to adequately complete the transaction.

 

Fans hope John Coltrane home can become NY museum, AP Frank Eltman

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Read about the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills in the Associated Press Article of November 2, 2103, written by Frank Eltman.

Click on the photo above, or you can find it here

We need your help !  Contact us at support@thecoltranehome.org

Thanks

Steve Fulgoni

Ravi Coltrane to Play First Coltrane Home Benefit

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Ravi Coltrane will play on October 6th benefit at En Brasserie. En Brasserie is located at 435 Hudson Street, New York, NY (on the corner of Hudson & LeRoy). The first annual brunch benefit hosted by Carlos Santana and the Friends of the Coltrane Home Board will begin at 11:30 in the morning. Also speaking will be Ashley Kahn and Dr. Cornel West. Other honored guests to be announced shortly. Tickets are available on eventbrite at: http://coltranehome.eventbrite.com.

Fundraising Event for The Coltrane Home October 6, 2013

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The October 6, 2013 fundraising benefit will be a wonderful event held at En Brasserie in Manhattan and will feature musical guests, speakers including Dr.Cornel West and delicious food and drink. Please purchase tickets at the following link: http://coltranehome.eventbrite.com. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you so much for your continued support of our mission.

The mission of the Friends of the Coltrane Home is the preservation of the home and the creation of a museum and cultural center. Planned is an historic restoration of the home including a selection of original furnishings and instruments, an extensive digital archive with listening stations, a meditation garden dedicated to Alice Coltrane and archival materials donated by Coltrane scholars and collectors. Pilot educational programs begin this fall offsite and will continue at the Home when it opens to the public.

Coltrane Home Story on News12 Plus Ravi Coltrane Interview

February 11, 2013

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Virginia Huie of Cablevision’s News12 Team gives an update on the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills. We are working hard but still need your help!  Watch the video in a new window by clicking here.

Also, watch the extended interview with Ravi Coltrane in a new window by clicking here

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The Coltrane Home Listed on Gov Cuomo’s Path Through History List

Sept 2, 2012

Text Courtesy of The Poughkeepsie Journal

The Coltrane Home Listed on Gov Cuomo’s Path Through History List

(The Coltrane Home) has been selected as one of  200 most-significant sites in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Path Through History, a statewide road map that ties historically- and culturally-significant sites, locations and events throughout the state.

This new effort to highlight New York’s heritage aims to not only showcase the state’s history and cultural significance, but also to promote tourism and economic development in communities around the state.

Cuomo formally unveiled the initiative Tuesday at the  “Path Through History” conference at the Empire State Plaza.

At the conference, Cuomo announced that the state will allocate $1 million to jump-start 10 regional heritage tourism marketing plans.

In addition, Cuomo unveiled proposed new road signs to be installed on major state highways to promote sites from New York’s history and previewed a new website that will offer additional information on the sites.

The Path Through History will be marked by signs along the New York State Thruway and other major arteries to direct travelers to historic sites.

Please note that the Coltrane Home is not open to the public at this time but we are very grateful for the important designation.

Coltrane Home Story on National Public Radio – NPR

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The Coltrane Home Story is told by National Public Radio – NPR

Listen to the story here:

Making a Home For John Coltrane Coltrane’s Legacy

Please contact me if you can help!!  sfulgoni@thecoltranehome.org

Thank you for your support!

Making a Home for John Coltrane's Legacy - NPR

Making a Home for John Coltrane’s Legacy – NPR

Making a Home for John Coltrane’s Legacy – NPR

Saving The Home Of John Coltrane – BBC News – Video

Today the BBC News (UK) posted a video article on the saving of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills.  

 

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BBC Story – The Coltrane Home

 

 

Click on the link below to see the entire video.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16643652

Please contact me if you can help!!  sfulgoni@thecoltranehome.org

Thank you for your support!

Special thanks to Yasuhiro “Fuji” Fujioka for his vintage photos and video footage.

From the BBC: January 20, 2012

Nearly 50 years ago the Jazz legend John Coltrane locked himself away in the upstairs room of his home on New York’s Long Island. It was there that he wrote what many consider his masterpiece: A Love Supreme.

The house, where Coltrane also spent the last years of his life before dying from liver cancer, has been placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s most-endangered list.

Michael Maher met up with Coltrane’s musician son Ravi to hear about his memories growing up in the home where he father composed some of the classic jazz tunes.

He also visited the site itself to speak to Steve Fulgoni, the Coltrane fan who helped save the house and now has plans to build a lasting tribute to one of the giants of American music.

Photos courtesy of Yasuhiro Fujioka, Akiyoshi Miyashita and Tadayuki Naito.