The denizens of the Azalea City fill their Christmas holidays with a seemingly endless list of traditions. Local musicians are no exception. The annual John Coltrane Christmas Party will bring together both local and regional musicians to pay tribute to one of the most iconic names in jazz. The free-flowing nature of Coltrane’s music is perfect fodder for the six musicians featured at this show to tackle.


Chris Spies (keyboardist) and his son Christopher Spies (saxophone) will be representing Mobile at this holiday party. With numerous musical endeavors, this pair maintains a busy schedule both inside and outside the Azalea City. With a lengthy resume’ that includes Highly Kind and The Church Basement Band, Kevin Scott will be pulling bass duties for the evening. Drummer Mark Raudabaugh of Donna the Buffalo will be stopping by for the evening. Randall Bramblett Band’s Nick Johnson will bring his guitar into the mix. Finally, percussionist/vibraphonist Mike Dillon of Garage a Trois will round out this tribute band.

John Coltrane Christmas Party
Date: Sunday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m.
Venue: The Brickyard, 266 Dauphin St., 219-6488
Tickets: Call 219-6488 for more info