Melodies Fill Park For 3rd Annual Coltrane Day

Heckscher Park was filled with music lovers for the third annual Coltrane Day Music Festival, during which several musicians performed beautiful melodies as a tribute to the legacy of American Saxophonist John Coltrane, who lived in Dix Hills, and his impact on the music industry. With music like jazz, funk, blues, and hip-hop, the day offered something for everyone to enjoy at the festival, held July 22. The festival consisted of a variety of different performances, workshops, community jams, food, live painting, vendors and exhibits. Several iconic musicians put on performances for festival-goers, including Grammy winner Charles Neville, of The Neville Brothers, with jam-band Circus Mind, and bass star Matt Garrison. Other stars include saxophonist Kenny Garrett; and Grammy nominee harpist Brandee Younger.