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NOVA Alexandria Jazz Faculty to honor John Coltrane in annual recital


In celebration of what would have been John Coltrane’s 90th birthday, the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Jazz Faculty will pay tribute to the jazz pioneer and fellow saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley at the annual Jazz Faculty Recital at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Tyler Building Music Recital Hall, Room 130, 4915 East Campus Dr., Alexandria, Virginia.

The event will feature the newest member of the jazz faculty Ricky Parrell, principal saxophonist with the U.S. Air Force Concert Band, alongside John Kocur, Wade Beach, Kevin Pace, Andrew Hare, Jacob Garbus and Integriti Reeves.

Faculty will perform selections from the classic jazz album Cannonball & Coltrane including “Limehouse Blues,” “Stars Fell on Alabama,” “Grand Central” and “You’re A Weaver of Dreams.”

The Jazz Faculty Recital is free and open to the public, but the department welcomes donations. Attendees are not required to have a ticket to attend. Parking will be available in the Beauregard Street garage for a small fee during the event. For more information, contact John Kocur, music instructor and jazz band director at NOVA-Alexandria, at 703.933.8364 or jkocur@nvcc.edu and visit the NOVA Alexandria Jazz Faculty blog.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.