Brewerytown Living, The John Coltrane House and Philadelphia Jazz Project are proud to announce a John Coltrane tribute and benefit concert taking place July 18th from 6-8pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 31st Street and Girard Avenue in Brewerytown. The concert is also being sponsored by the local Brewerytown businesses and nonprofits MMPartners, RyBrew, Shifty’s Tacos, Dhengi Brand, GAMBA, Fairmount CDC and Give and Go Athletics. Saint Benjamin Brewing Company is also a sponsor.
Free to the public, this concert will feature performances of Coltrane’s music by Alfie Pollitt and his band, and is intended to both build awareness and raise funds for The John Coltrane House. Local restaurants Shifty’s Tacos and Rybrew will provide food, and Saint Benjamin Brewing Company will provide beer to taste.
The John Coltrane House is a National Historic Landmark, and is located at 1511 N 33rd Street in Brewerytown. The legendary saxophonist purchased it in 1952. After his passing, the house was lived in by his mother and well as his Cousin Mary, also the title of a well-known composition of Coltrane’s. The house fell into disrepair over recent decades, and now the recently formed non-profit The John Coltrane House, led by Lenora Early, is working to restore it and open it to the public as a museum and center for Jazz studies.
Poet Marvin X reading with Alfie Pollitt at Cleff
Jazz Club, Philly, March, 2013, at the Black Love
Lives Conference, University of Penn
Entertainment by Alfie Pollitt's Jazz Quartet
Tenor/Saprano Sax - George Barron
Bass - Lee Smith
Drums - Allen Nelson
Piano - Alfie Pollitt