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Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane- tenor and soprano saxophonist, bandleader, and composer - has fronted a variety of jazz lineups, recorded critically-hailed albums as leader, produced recordings by other artists - including his mother, worked as sideman for jazz luminaries, overseen important jazz reissues, and founded an independent record label. Seventeen years since finding his life's path, it seems music was Ravi's destiny from the outset.

Born the second son of John and Alice Coltrane in 1965 in Long Island, New York and raised in the Los Angeles area, he was named after Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar. Starting in middle school, Ravi began playing clarinet, though he grew up hearing a variety of music. (”My mother was playing piano and organ in the house, everyday. She took us to her performances and to recording sessions. She played my father's LP's and recordings of classical music. Early on, I listened to a lot of R and B, Soul music, popular music of the day - James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Motown music, Earth Wind and Fire. Later I got into Prince, The Beatles, I listened to more Symphonic music - Stravinsky, Dvorak. I was a big fan of film scores. Jazz music was something I always appreciated but I had to reach my late teens and go through profound family changes before the music became a dominate force in my life.”) In 1986, Ravi entered the California Institute of the Arts to pursue musical studies, focusing on the saxophone.

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Events

Date Time Detail Price
Jun8Fri 19:00 19:00
Celebrating Geri Allen With Ravi Coltrane, Dave Holland And Terri Lyne Carrington
Raven Performing Arts Theater
Healdsburg, CA
$45
Jun26Tue 20:30 20:30
Ravi Coltrane
Birdland
New York, NY
$40
Jun26Tue 23:00 23:00
Ravi Coltrane
Birdland
New York, NY
$40
Jun27Wed 20:30 20:30
Ravi Coltrane
Birdland
New York, NY
$40
Jun27Wed 23:00 23:00
Ravi Coltrane
Birdland
New York, NY
$40
Jun28Thu 20:30 20:30
Ravi Coltrane
Birdland
New York, NY
$40
Jun28Thu 23:00 23:00
Ravi Coltrane
Birdland
New York, NY
$40

Discography

Spirit Fiction

Spirit Fiction

Blue Note Records
2012

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Blending Times

Blending Times

Savoy Jazz
2009

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In Flux

In Flux

Savoy Jazz
2005

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Mad 6

Mad 6

Eighty-Eights
2003

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Mad 6

Freeworld
2002

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