Coltrane: The Philadelphia Years

Sep 19, 2016

While jazz giant John Coltrane was born and raised in North Carolina, and died in New York, he spent 15 years in Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis looks at the role the city played in the career of this master sax player and composer, who would have turned 90 this month.

The film is part of the Coltrane Planning Project of The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.

Coltrane’s house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1999.  Efforts to preserve the house are ongoing.