John Coltrane

Jazz Musician John Coltrane Full Name: John Coltrane


Profession: Jazz Musician
Why Famous: Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, he helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

Born: September 23, 1926
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina, USA

Died: July 17, 1967 (aged 40)
Cause of Death: Liver cancer

Married Life

  • 1964-08-04 Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod

Historical Events in the Life of John Coltrane

  • 1964-12-09 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • 2015-04-17 Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board