SUN RA ARKESTRA feat. Marshall Allen
Union Chapel, London.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult.
THE SUN RA ARKESTRA
under the direction of Marshall Allen
"One of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" - New York Times
"The missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" - Rolling Stone
Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his "Intergalactic Arkestra" of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music until his death in 1993.
The Sun Ra Arkestra still perform today under the direction of long-time Sun Ra collaborator and alto-saxophonist Marshall Allen who is 95 years old this year. The Big Band play fully dressed in intergalactic garb influenced by the spirit of Ancient Egypt and will perform a selection of Sun Ra classics.