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Eric Jackson (WGBH) Hosts Live Concert of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” at the Fuller Craft Museum

Eric Jackson is host of WGBH 89.7FM’s jazz radio program “Eric in the Evening”. Photo by Erin X. Smithers

FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM PRESENTS

Eric Jackson Hosts a Live Performance of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” performed by Leonard Brown’s ensemble Joyful Noise Saturday, April 8, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Join us at Fuller Craft Museum for a rare performance of John Coltrane’s inimitable composition A Love Supreme with poetry and music performed by WGBH Radio’s Eric Jackson and Leonard Brown’s quintet “Joyful Noise.” Eric Jackson will speak not only host the program and speak about John Coltrane, but he will also speak the words Coltrane wrote for the suite. Joyful Noise featuring Leonard Brown on reeds, Ron Mahdi on bass, George W. Russell, Jr. on piano, Bobby Tynes on reeds, and Alvin Terry on drums will perform John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” a four part suite composed by Coltrane thanking God for all and everything.

Leonard Brown will perform with his quintet Joyful Noise. Brown is also Emeritus Professor of African American Studies and Music at Northeastern University. Photo by Erin X. Smithers

Make an evening of it with yummy appetizers by Tasteful Adventures available for purchase and a cash bar. Reserve your tickets right away. Space is limited. Tickets are $20 in advance (until 4.1.17), $25 at the door ($15 for Members, $10 for children under 12). For tickets, you can call 508.588.6000 or click this link to purchase them online.

Following the concert, Leonard Brown, Ph.D. will do a signing for his book John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom, Spirituality and Music. Dr. Leonard Brown is co-founder and producer of the Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (est.1977). He is the editor of John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom, Oxford University Press, 2010 and is emeritus professor of African American Studies and Music at Northeastern University.

Eric Jackson, host of WGBH’s Eric in the Evening (left) and Leonard Brown, Emeritus Professor of African American Studies and Music at Northeastern University (right) Photo by Erin X. Smithers

Fuller Craft Museum, New England’s only museum of contemporary craft, is dedicated to the objects, ideas, and insight that inspire both patrons and artists to explore life through the art of contemporary craft. Fuller Craft Museum is located at 455 Oak St. in Brockton, MA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with free admission for all Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors and $5 students, free for members and children 12 and under. For more information on Fuller Craft exhibitions and events please visit www.fullercraft.org or call 508.588.6000. Fuller Craft Museum, New England’s home for contemporary craft.

 The artKitchen Café Performance Series is funded in part by the following cultural councils: Attleboro, Berkley, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Easton, Middleborough, Norton, Plympton, Rockland, and Sharon. These local agencies support the arts with funding provided by Massachusetts Cultural Council.

John Coltrane photo from photos of the A Love Supreme session, by Chuck Stewart.

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