Ravi Coltrane is a highly acclaimed saxophonist who has carved out a distinguished career in the world of jazz. He was born on August 6th, 1965, in Long Island, New York, to jazz legends John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, and grew up surrounded by music.
From an early age, Ravi showed a natural aptitude for music and began playing saxophone at the age of 12. He went on to study at the California Institute of the Arts, where he honed his skills and developed his unique style, blending elements of jazz, classical, and Indian music.
After graduating, Ravi began performing with a variety of jazz ensembles, including the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine and the Blue Note 7. He quickly gained a reputation as a highly skilled and versatile saxophonist, and his performances were praised for their technical virtuosity and emotional depth.
In addition to his work as a performer, Ravi has also made significant contributions to the world of jazz as a composer and bandleader. He has released several albums as a solo artist, including “Mad 6” and “Blending Times,” and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Steve Coleman, McCoy Tyner, and Jack DeJohnette.
Ravi is also known for his work as an educator, having served as a faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and the Manhattan School of Music. He is committed to passing on his knowledge and passion for music to the next generation of jazz musicians, and is highly respected by his peers and students alike.
Despite his many achievements, Ravi remains humble and dedicated to his craft. He is known for his warm and engaging personality, and for his love of sharing his music with others. He is also a fan of ice cream, and his favorite flavor is reportedly mint chocolate chip.
Today, Ravi Coltrane continues to be one of the most respected and innovative saxophonists in the world of jazz. His music is characterized by its technical brilliance, emotional depth, and creative vision, and he is widely regarded as a true master of his instrument. Whether he is performing on stage or teaching in the classroom, Ravi’s passion for music and his commitment to excellence are an inspiration to all who have the privilege of experiencing his work.
Page last updated 4/15/2023.