John Coltrane

Born: 09/23/1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, USA


Music (37)

Diana 2013 (Movie)

("Naima") (Song Performer)

Shame 2011 (Movie)

("My Favourite Things") (Song Performer)

King of California 2007 (Movie)

("In A Sentimental Mood (Inst)") (Song Performer)

The Hawk is Dying 2007 (Movie)

Paul's Pal" (Song Performer)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("Mary's Blues") (Song Performer)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Theme for Ernie") (Song Performer)

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

("Giant Steps") (Song)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

("Easy To Remember") (Song Performer)

Prime 2005 (Movie)

("In A Sentimental Mood") (Song Performer)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

("My Favorite Things") (Song Performer)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

("My Favorite Things") (Song Performer)

Everyday Heroes 2000 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

One 2000 (Movie)


One 2000 (Movie)

("Straight Street") (Song Performer)

Besieged 1999 (Movie)

("My Favorite Things") (Song Performer)

4 Little Girls 1997 (Movie)

("Alabama") (Song)

Breaking Up 1997 (Movie)

("They Say It's Wonderful") (Song Performer)

Love Jones 1997 (Movie)

("In a Sentimental Mood") (Music)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("Say It (Over and Over Again)") (Song Performer)

Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)


Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)

("Naima") (Song Performer)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)


Singles 1992 (Movie)


Singles 1992 (Movie)

("Blue Train") (Song Performer)

A Matter of Degrees 1991 (Movie)

("Little Melonae") (Song Performer)

Broken Noses 1991 (Movie)

("Dedicated to You") (Song Performer)

The Best Hotel on Skid Row 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

("I Wish I Knew") (Song Performer)

Mo' Better Blues 1990 (Movie)


Mo' Better Blues 1990 (Movie)

("Tunji" "Mr Knight" "A Love Supreme") (Song Performer)

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1989 (Movie)

("Trinkle Trinkle") (Music)

Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1989 (Movie)

("Monk's Mood") (Performer)

Hail Mary 1985 (Movie)

("Je-Vous-Salue-Marie") (Music)

What Happened to Kerouac? 1984 (Movie)

tenor saxophonist("Well You Needn't") (Music)

The Cat In the Bag 1963 (Movie)


Malcolm X: Make It Plain (TV Show)

Actor (1)

The Atlantic Records Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)



Alice Coltrane Actor


Ravi Coltrane Actor


Flying Lotus Himself




Wins posthumous first Grammy for Bye Bye Blackbird


Records biggest-selling album of career, A Love Supreme


Takes up residency at the Village Vanguard


Releases pioneering solo album Giant Steps


Joins The Miles Davis Quartet

Popular songs include "My Favorite Things" and "Giant Steps".

Known for such albums as "Blue Train" and "Ballads"

Bonus Trivia


In 1995, John Coltrane was honored by the United States Postal Service with a commemorative postage stamp.


In 1999, Universal Studios acknowledged Coltrane's influence on cinema by naming a street on the Universal Studios lot in his honor.


Coltrane's Philadelphia home from 1952 to 1958 was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1999. His New York home for the last three years of his life was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.


In 2007, Coltrane was awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize Board for his "lifetime of innovated and influential work."


Coltrane is depicted as one of the 90 saints in the Dancing Saints icon of San Francisco's St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church.