Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed Grammy nominated saxophonist, bandleader and composer. In the course of a twenty plus year career, Mr. Coltrane has worked as a sideman to many, recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others, and founded a prominent independent record label, RKM.
The second son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Ravi was named after Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar. He was raised in Los Angeles where his family moved after his father’s death in 1967, His mother was a significant influence on Ravi and it was he who encouraged Alice to return to performance and the recording studio after a long absence. Subsequently, Ravi produced and played on Alice’s powerful ‘Translinear Light’, released in 2004.
Ravi has recorded and performed with Elvin Jones, Terrence Blanchard, Kenny Baron, Steve Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jack Dejohnnette, Matt Garrison, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Geri Allen and The Blue Note 7, among others. He is a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman.
Coltrane maintains a fast paced touring, recording, composing and performance schedule all while leading the effort to restore the John Coltrane home in Dix Hills, Long Island and presiding over important reissues of his parent’s recordings. The Ravi Coltrane Quartet will take the Jazz Stage on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm.