The Coltrane Home is very excited to announce the Second Annual Coltrane Music Festival for the summer of 2016 to be held Saturday, July 23rd from 12pm-10:30pm. This great event brings together music lovers and musicians of all ages to beautiful Heckscher Park in Huntington, Long Island, NY. This fun-filled day offers a variety of music, food, and art for the whole family. From jazz to funk, blues, electronic and even hip-hop, there will be spectacular live performances, workshops, and community jams – something for everyone. Nothing brings a community together like music!
Family Friendly & Affordable
Kids Free! (18 and under)
Adults: $10 (suggested admission/donation)
Check out our VIP Experience
Giant Steps – Long Island Business News Article by David Winzelberg
“To developers, a rundown farm ranch on a nearly 3.5-acre lot in Dix Hills seemed like an opportunity for a profitable subdivision.
But to those who had a hand in preserving the parcel, the property once owned by an iconic American couple instead stands as a symbol of cultural creativity and represents a unique instrument to help spread the gospel of originality, diversity and understanding to future generations.”… Click here from complete article.
Our Community: A Home Supreme/Coltrane Day – Click here for the Fios 1 push Pause video
Perhaps you’re aware that John Coltrane was one of the most important musicians of all time, but did you know that John Coltrane’s masterpiece – “A Love Supreme” – was written in the Coltrane family home in Dix Hills, New York?
Please join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of this great American work of art with a donation to restore The John and Alice Coltrane Home in Dix Hills. The Home will be open to the public and serve our community as an important cultural site and inspirational education center in a beautiful natural setting.
Visitors to the restored home will experience first hand the Coltrane legacy of creativity, education, spirituality and innovation. Intended to be a place of inspiration, visitors will enter an interactive museum and learning center featuring listening stations, the refurbished recording studio where Alice Coltrane – a great musician in her own right — recorded some of her most lauded work, engaging educational workshops and programs, and a serene meditation garden honoring Alice Coltrane.
Saved from the wrecking ball, the home is now on the National Register of Historic Places and has been identified as one of the Most Endangered Historic Sites in America. With your help it is destined to become a gift to our community for all time. Much work has been done on the structure and grounds of the home but there is still so much more to do to ready the home for the public. Please help the Friends of the Coltrane Home realize our goals for this unique historic treasure.
On this Giving Tuesday, we ask for your support in making the vision of The Coltrane Home a reality. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Coltrane Home. Gifts of every size are appreciated. All contributions will go toward the continued restoration of the home and to support events and empowering music education programs for students and community throughout the region.
Make a difference today. Support the Friends of the Coltrane Home in our efforts to save the Home where not one, but two great African American artists created, worked and forever changed the face of music. The Coltrane Legacy will thrive at The John and Alice Coltrane Home in Dix Hills with your generous help.
Wishing you a holiday season filled with peace, love and music.
Ron Stein, President
Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills
Ravi Coltrane, Board Chair
Carlos Santana, Honorary Board Chair
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Thank you to everyone who came out and made Coltrane Day 2015 MusicFest at Huntington’s Heckscher Park such a success! All the facets of our Long Island and Huntington community worked together to make this possible: musicians, educators, students, government officials, arts organizations (and particularly our partner, the Huntington Arts Council), businesses, and the concerned music-loving citizens at large. Please keep up with some of the great photos and videos from the event on facebook at www.facebook.com/coltranehome. More will be posted in the coming weeks. (We’ll also be posting photos, videos and some of the great music on this website as well.) And if you enjoyed yourself at Coltrane Day, feel free to let us know by commenting on our facebook page.
By the way, join us at JumpstART “An Evening of Free Public Arts” — at East End Arts — in Riverhead August 7th. Participate in our “Improv and Percussion workshop at 7pm as part of our Coltrane Legacy Education Project. It’ll be a blast. Coltrane Day 2016 coming next summer!
This spring has yielded an interesting and supportive interview from our Honorary Board Chair, Carlos Santana. Long Island music writer Michael Block spoke with Carlos about the influence of the Coltrane legacy on his life and the importance of the Coltrane Home Project for the Long Island Pulse. Carlos’ autobiography, a collaboration with the great writer Ashley Kahn a long time supporter of the Home also mentioned the importance of our worthy project.
Wishing you a warm spring from the John and Alice Coltrane Home in Dix Hills!
“Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music.” – John Coltrane
Alice Coltrane piano
Sonny Johnson bass
Rashied Ali drums
Additional musicians include:
Steve Knoblauch, Arnold Joyner alto saxophone
Umar Ali, Algie DeWitt, Robert Kenyatta percussion
Resonance Records, which is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation, will contribute a portion from every sale to the John Coltrane Home, an organization devoted to the preservation of Coltranes former home in Dix Hills, New York.