Ornette Coleman Quartet
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Ornette Coleman Quartet

“Coleman’s music remains so singular that, forty years after his debut recordings, I still can’t hear it without marveling anew.” – The Village Voice

In jazz, Ornette Coleman’s importance is rivaled by few; he set American music on a new path, transforming the possibilities available to creative artists of every style. Today, his live U.S. performances are rare – this concert, in celebration of his 75th birthday, promises to be the local jazz event of the decade. Featuring Coleman (alto sax), Denardo Coleman (drums), Greg Cohen (bass), and Tony Falanga (bass). Copresented with the Northrop Jazz Season.

Walker Commission


  • This evening is made possible with generous support from Accenture and Microsoft.

    Supported in part with funds from the Bush Foundation, the Walker’s Doris Duke Fund for Jazz and Dance, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

    This performance is made possible with generous support from William and Nadine McGuire.