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John Coltrane As A Saint At The Church of John Coltrane

First Posted: 03/12/11 01:14 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

Appreciation and love for music is worldwide, but few revere their favorite musicians as saints. Located in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, The Church of John Coltrane recognizes legendary saxophonist John Coltrane as a saint. Since it's opening in 1971, The Church of John Coltrane's ceremonies feature lively and passionate musical performance jams. These services stray from the standard church services, using Jazz- and more specifically John Coltrane's music and lyrics - spiritually and religiously. Turnstyle News, an Oakland Based news blog, featured a short documentary video as a part of a series on Bay Area subjects. The video depicts the spirituality these church goers experience through the music of Coltrane.

The Saxophone Saint from Turnstyle Video on Vimeo.

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