This fall’s music calendar will feature emerging artists, established legends and unearthed gems. Dates are subject to change. You can listen to a playlist of songs on Spotify from the fall preview here.
Mary Lyerly Alexander, who worked to preserve the legacy of her cousin John Coltrane and in the process became a pillar of the Philadelphia jazz scene, died on Aug. 31 at a nursing home in Philadelphia.
“Can I call you back in 10 minutes?” he asks. It’s out of character for the 80-year-old artist who was at the core of the cultural revolution of the 1960s. “You woke me,” he says when he rings me back.