Kids for Coltrane

The Coltrane Legacy

Posted on: October 4, 2009

DSCN2209On September 28, 2009 I had the extreme honor of being invited  into John Coltrane’s New York home. It is not open to the public yet. I walked through the rooms and on the grounds of this sacred place. My dream is to see John’s home become a place of learning for children.  I know John’s beloved Alice Coltane wanted this too.  It is a historical home that needs much TLC. I am determined to continue to help raise funds for this effort. Please continue to check my blog as this mission continues to move forward.  I want to thank Steve Fulgoni, President of the non profit Friends of the Coltrane Home for allowing this inspirational moment in time to happen for me. Steve told me that the restoration of the beautiful white wrought iron fence and the garden surrounding it was paid for with the funds my Kids for Coltrane students raised in their philanthropic effort.    In this photo I am standing in the room John Coltrane wrote the masterpiece A Love Supreme.

Front porch and gardenFront porch with wrought iron fence and  surrounding garden

christine  at coltrane houseThis is a picture of me in  the backyard of the Coltrane Home. If you are interested in helping the non profit Friends of the Coltrane Home transform this precious historic Home into a place of learning, please go to my links section and click on The Coltrane Home site.  Also click on  my John Coltrane page above to hear the music of this  brilliant artist.

2 Responses to "The Coltrane Legacy"

Ms. Christine I love what you are doing to expose the kids to John Coltrane and jazz music. We are in the porcess of replacating a program one of our board members initially began back in 1992 in High Point, North Carolina. The jazz music program was centered around the life and times of John Coltrane. Our organization is centered around youth mentoring. We plan to implement a jazz camp this summer. Continued success in your program.

Hi JD thank you for your kind words. It would be wonderful if I could visit the jazz camp one day. I would love to share some of the wonderful lessons I do with my students. Let’s stay in touch, and perhaps we can make that a reality. Good luck as you move closer to your dream.

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