Chasing Trane - Films & Words at The Flash

Chasing Trane - Films & Words at The Flash

Tyrone Fredericks Jr.

Sun, June 24, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

Chasing Trane
Chasing Trane
CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY is a thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.

This rich, textured and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. But, above all else, it is the incredible journey of a spiritual warrior who found himself, found God, and in the process, created an extraordinary body of work that transcends all barriers of race, religion, age and geography. It is a film for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 Coltrane recordings from throughout his career brings alive the artist and the times in which he lived. Even those familiar with his music will be able to hear and appreciate the music of John Coltrane in a new and exciting way.

Although Coltrane never participated in any television interviews (and only a handful for radio) during his lifetime, he has an active and vibrant presence in the film through his print interviews. These words -- spoken by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington – illuminate what John Coltrane was thinking and feeling at critical moments throughout his life and career.
Tyrone Fredericks Jr.
Tyrone Fredericks Jr.
Tyrone Fredericks Jr, began his jazz saxophone studies at Moravian College in Bethlehem PA and completed them at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA graduating in 2004 with a Bachelors of Music in jazz saxophone performance and in 2017 with a Masters of Muisc in jazz studies. Through the years, he has studied and worked with musicians such as Ben Schachter, Tim Warfield, Dick Oatts, Dave Leibman, Neil Wetzel, Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, Tom Lawton, Nelson Hill and many more. A sought after saxophonist, Tyrone has played professionally over the last 15 years throughout the Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey areas. He has performed in numerous bands and ensembles that span musical genres from Jazz and Funk to Hip-Hop and Rock & Roll. In addition, he also works as a saxophone instructor and technician.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org