• St. John Coltrane Jubilee 50

  • Bay Area, save the date!

    Monday 9/23

    On Monday, September 23 we invite you to join us for An Equinox Birthday Celebration.

     

    Featuring...

    - Artist Emory Douglas (Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party) in conversation with Archbishop King (Cofounder, Coltrane Church) moderated by Freddy Anzures (Creative Director, Family Affair)
    - Live music by the Coltrane Church Ensemble performing John Coltrane’s seminal piece, “Equinox”
    - 100 advance copies of our 50th anniversary book available to purchase
    - Speaker Dr. Nicholas Baham lll (Author, The Coltrane Church Apostles of Sound, Agents of Social Justice)

    - Richard Howell (saxophonist), Ann Mack (vocalist), Marlee I Mystic (spoken word), and DJ Cool Chris (Groove Merchant Records)
    - Refreshments courtesy of Postmates

     

    Please spread the word, everyone is welcome!

  • Pre-order 50 years of history, in full color.

    We’re excited to announce that pre-orders are now open for our very special, limited edition 50th anniversary book!

    Many thanks to Eaton Workshop for their generous support of this project.

    Featuring never-seen-before archival imagery and paintings, A Love Supreme: 50 Years of the Coltrane Church recounts our unique history in the words of key members of our Church.

     

    Limited to only 500 copies worldwide.

     

    All sales will go towards helping us continue to serve our community. Thank you for your support!

  • Kennedy REACH September 8th

    Join us!

    On a 1966 tour of Japan, Coltrane was asked what he wanted to be in 10 years. “I would like to be a saint,” he said.

    The spirit of St. John Coltrane lives on in San Francisco’s famous Church of John Coltrane. Aeon magazine describes the vibe of this one-of-a-kind congregation is “a rapturous out-of-your-head-ness," mixing African Orthodox liturgy with Coltrane’s quotes and music. The church encourages worshippers to sing along, dance, and clap to the music.

    “There is a real desire among aficionados of John Coltrane, not only for his music, but for his philosophy and spirituality as a believer and a saint,” says Pastor Wanika Stephens, “Everyone is welcome here. The main ingredient is love.” Amen!

     

    Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Skylight Pavilion

    Jazz, Arts & Wellness

    Save the Date!

     

    September 8, 2019 - Grand Opening of REACH at Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

    September 23, 2019 - St. John Coltrane Manifestation Day!

    "I look to the future optimistically and wish for us all happy and productive lives" - St. John Coltrane

    "I look to the future optimistically and wish for us all happy and productive lives" - St. John Coltrane

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