Acclaimed saxophonist Ravi Coltrane takes to The Red Theater Abu Dhabi


Cosmic Music: A Contemporary Exploration into the Music of John and Alice Coltrane

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Season 8 line-up of dance, music and theatre is well underway with the programme inviting audiences to embark on dynamic and diverse artistic journeys.

Acclaimed saxophonist Ravi Coltrane reimagines the spiritual and ecstatic music of two jazz pioneers, John and Alice Coltrane.



The events showcase local, regional and global artists whose works build on inspiring storytelling, inviting audiences to participate in the process of creative expression on and off the stage.

Ravi Coltrane, critically acclaimed Grammy™ nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, explores the ground-breaking, mystical, and spiritual jazz of his parents, John and Alice Coltrane, in a contemporary dive into their pioneering work.

He is joined on stage by his quartet: Gadi Lehavi on piano, Rashaan Carter on bass, Elé Howell on drums.

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Derek Issacs

A Brit in the Middle East for 25 years and counting, Derek loves scouring the streets for those under-the-radar cultural gems. And when he’s not putting Yalla – Abu Dhabi magazine to bed, you’ll find him working out at the gym.