Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see the Ravi Coltrane Quartet at Picotte Recital Hall in the Massry Center for the Arts. For $13, you get one ticket for Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. (a $27.50 value, including all ticketing fees). Groupon customers will receive the best seating available at the time of redemption. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated saxophonist, composer, and sideman Ravi Coltrane satisfies hungry jazz fans during a one-night performance at Picotte Recital Hall. As the son of iconic jazz couple John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi has succeeded in carving out his own aural alcove inside ears across the globe, splitting his career between solo work and collaborations with such luminaries as McCoy Tyner, Carlos Santana, and Herbie Hancock. Coltrane's longtime band mates––including pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer E.J. Strickland––elevate his soaring sax notes with expert licks of their own, three years after helping create Coltrane's latest album, Blending Times, by melting their watches into one collaborative compact disc.
Inside College of Saint Rose's Massry Center for the Arts, Picotte Recital Hall lends its technologically advanced design as the ultimate sidekick to concerts. Like a Venus flytrap waiting patiently for an unsuspecting insect or ham sandwich to buzz past, the recital hall's panels, walls, and ceiling close in around each note, and five-inch thick, 300-pound doors help deflect all outside noises away from the stage and back into lower orbit.