African Americans on Postage Stamps

John Coltrane

Jazz Composer and Saxophonist

32-cent John Coltrane stamp
The John Coltrane stamp was issued on September 16, 1995.

John Coltrane is considered to be one of the leading jazz artists from the 1950s and 1960s. Well known for his improvised, free-form solos on the saxophone, he performed with such noted musicians as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk. In the early 1960s, Coltrane formed his own group, and it became one of the most innovative and celebrated groups in the history of jazz.

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