The East Lansing Film Festival continues it's tradition of supporting the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival by hosting a fundraiser featuring the John Coltrane Documentary "Chasing Trane". The event is set to take place at 7pm on June 7th at Studio C! next to the Meridian Mall in Okemos. Tickets are available online or at the door for $15. Purchase Tickets Online
The event will feature a performance by MSU Jazz Studies Combo Contest Finalist, Quintet Ruby as well a speech from special guest speaker and MSU Professor of Jazz, Dr. Ken Prouty.
Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.