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Screening  |  Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society, a three-day festival of special performances, screenings and conversations in celebration of John Coltrane's 91st birthday

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2 pm

This event is free with gallery admission. Admission costs are:

Adults: $10
Seniors (62 & over): $8
Students (with ID): $5
Children (age 10 & under): FREE when accompanied by a paid adult/senior admission
SUNY Buffalo State Students, Faculty & Staff: FREE
United States and Canada Active Military and their families: FREE
Erie County Veterans: FREE
Burchfield Penney members: FREE (click here for all the benefits of membership)

Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 716-878-6011 during gallery hours.


CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist.

An intermission will take place after screening followed by a talk with the legendary Jimmy Heatlh willl follow at 4 PM. Join SiriusXM Real Jazz radio host Eulis Cathey for a close-up and personal interview with instrumentalist, composer and arranger who will share his exclusive memories of performing with John Coltrane. Heath, also 91-years-old, appears throughout the Chasing Trane documentary.

Free with gallery admission;  admission free for BPAC and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society (PMLJS) members.