Let the Year of Alice Begin!

“Turiya Alice Coltrane’s music is the supreme healer of the earth, humans and the galaxy. It is the ultimate medicine music.”

Carlos Santana

February 22nd marked the announcement of a special celebration of my mother’s life presented by The Coltrane Home. Throughout 2024-2025, we will present an ambitious slate of programming from Long Island to Brooklyn to Detroit to California, featuring recording releases, concerts, education outreach, an Oral History Project, panel discussions and listening parties, a dance collaboration, a museum exhibit, and much more honoring her expansive, creative spirit.

My brother Ravi, Brandee Younger, and I kicked off The Year of Alice in style with a special press event at Birdland. The room was filled with reporters, friends, supporters, and collaborators cheering on our work to bring Alice Coltrane the recognition she deserves!
We welcomed our partners: Detroit Jazz Festival, The Hammer Museum, LINES Ballet, Shapeshifter Lab, Lyon & Healey Harps, Impulse! Records, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, New-York Historical Society, School for Improvisational Music, and The National Trust for Historic Preservation/African American Cultural Heritage Fund to participate in this announcement. We expect this impressive list to expand. 

Watch a performance from the event by Ravi Coltrane and Brandee Younger.

Follow these links for some great articles about this exciting day:

Stay tuned as we continue to update you all on the Year of Alice here in the newsletter, on our social media channels, and soon on our website. Please share this information with a friend. 

I want to be a force for good

John Coltrane

The Music is in your heart, your soul, your spirit

Alice Coltrane