Past Program and Event Videos

What Coltrane Means to Me: Musicians Discuss the Influence and Impact of the Jazz Great

October 12, 2016

Terell Stafford leads a discussion with musicians on Coltrane's influence and impact.

Terell Stafford is the director of Jazz Studies and chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple, founder and bandleader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and managing and artistic director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP).

Tim Warfield is an adjunct professor in the Jazz Studies department at Temple. He is a member of the Terell Stafford Quintet, a board member for the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz, and an artist-in-residence at Messiah College in Grantham, PA.

Bootsie Barnes, jazz saxophonist, has been proclaimed a Philadelphia treasure. He has won numerous awards, such as the Marjorie Dockery Volunteer Award from the Urban League Guild of Philadelphia, and more.

Ben Schachter is an assistant professor and coordinator of the graduate program in Temple’s Jazz Studies department. He has been recognized with grants from the American Composers Forum, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts.

Teodross Avery is an award-winning saxophonist who released his first album, In Other Words, while still an undergraduate at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has since collaborated with Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Talib Kweli, and more. Avery has also produced and composed music for the films Beauty Shop, Brown Sugar, and Love Jones.

Francis Davis is an American author and journalist, best known as the jazz critic for The Village Voice. He has been widely recognized with awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Pew Fellowship, and two nominations for a Grammy Award.

Overall partners: Philadelphia Jazz Project, Ars Nova Workshop, Boyer College of Music and Dance, special thanks to Terell Stafford, director of jazz studies and chair of instrumental studies at Boyer.