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Thursday May 23, 2024

2 Day Event

07:00 PM - 11:00 pm

May 22, 2024
7:00PM
9:00PM
May 23, 2024
7:00PM
9:00PM

Celebrating what would have been composer/keyboardist Sun Ra’s 110th birthday on May 22, Grammy-winning, Earth-born, New Orleans pianist/keyboardist Sullivan Fortner has summoned his most galactic-minded of friends to delve into Sun Ra’s inventive and adventurous music. From swing to free to earthy and spacey, Fortner and his fellow explorers – including Sun Ra Arkestra veterans and Grammy-winners – will embrace the eclecticism that marked Sun Ra’s atmospheric musical forays.

In the immortal words of Sun Ra:
In the half-between world,
Dwell they: The Tone Scientists
In notes and tone
They speak of many things…
The tone scientists:
Architects of planes of discipline
Mathematically precise are they:
The tone-scientists
–Sun Ra

 

PERFORMANCE LINEUP
Sullivan Fortner, music director, piano, keyboards
Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, trumpet
Craig Harris, trombone
Frank Lacy, trombone
Scott Robinson, saxophones
Alex Blake, bass
Marcus Gilmore, drums

Thursday May 23, 2024

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

21+

Cover: $25.00

Various Cover: $25.00 - $55.00




New York, Sun Ra at 110 with Sullivan Fortner's Galactic Friends


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