|The John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble will partner with the New England Spiritual Ensemble to present "A Year of Jubilee," an evening of Jubilee Songs in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and in memory of the four young girls (Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson & Denise McNair) who were killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. "A Year of Jubilee: the 36th John Coltrane Memorial Concert" will be hosted by Eric Jackson. Friends of JCMC
John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble features some of the leading musicians of our time, many who also happen to be based in the Boston-area. Along with long time JCMC affiliate Carl Atkins (reeds/woodwinds), this year's concert will also feature Cosimo Boni (trumpet), Lance Bryant (reeds/woodwinds), Jeff Galindo (trombone), Yoron Israel (drums), Ron Mahdi (acoustic bass), Michael Peipman (trumpet), Sarah Politz (trombone), George W. Russell, Jr. (piano), Stan Strickland (reeds/woodwinds) and Bobby Tynes (reeds/woodwinds).
The New England Spiritual Ensemble includes Christina DeVaughn (soprano), Joei Marshall Perry (soprano), Myran Parker-Brass (alto), Cynthia Harmon (alto), Orlando Lightfoot (tenor), Davron S. Monroe (tenor), David C. Howse (baritone), Daniel Perry (bass), and Milton Wright (bass). NE Spirituals