Ornette Coleman, world renowned Jazz saxophonist, received immediate medical care yesterday at the Coffey County Hospital, after collapsing on-stage from a heatstroke. The recent Pulitzer winner was performing in the Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo festival.
Thankfully there were no serious injuries and Ornette is expected to recover by the time he has to leave for Europe for touring this summer, after which he will return to the USA in fall for some other shows.
Ornette’s tour schedule looks like this:
07-06 Kongsberg, Norway – Tubaloon
07-09 London, England -Royal Festival Hall
07-11 Perugia, Italy – Umbria Jazz 2007
07-13 Pescara, Italy – Teatro Gabriele D’annunzio
07-15 Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival
07-18 Warsaw, Poland – Roma Theatre
07-20 Vitoria, Spain – Polideportivo De Mendizorroza
09-23 Monterey, California – Monterey Jazz Festival
09-26 Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Royce Hall
10-28 San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
11-04 Zagreb, Croatia – Studentski Center
As reported by Billboard.