Interstellar Space: Concert & Discussion with Dr. Anthony Brown
Interstellar Space: Concert and Discussion of John Coltrane’s Universal Music and Spirituality
Percussionist, composer, ethnomusicologist and educator Dr. Anthony Brown is a seminal figure in the contemporary California creative music scene, directing the Asian American Orchestra in addition to performing with some of the foremost musicians in jazz today. In this special combination of performance and panel discussion, Dr. Brown leads an exploration of John Coltrane’s music and spirituality.
Performers: Dr. Anthony Brown, percussion; Dr. Leonard Brown, saxophone; and Richard Greig, bagpipes.
Panel of Contributors to “John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music” (Oxford University Press, 2010):
Dr. Anthony Brown — Director, Asian American Orchestra, Smithsonian Associate Scholar
Dr. Leonard Brown — Professor of Music and African American Studies, Northeastern University
Dr. Herman Gray — Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz
Dr. Tommy Lott — Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, San Jose State University