June 18, 2023 – Sun Ra Arkestra

Venue: Église St. Denis (454A Laurier Ave E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 1E7) Date: June 18, 2023 Doors: 19:00 Music:  20:00

Tickets: $43.98 (all taxes and fees included) in advance / $45 at the door
Advance Tickets: https://thepointofsale.com/tickets/czz230618001

Co-presented with the Suoni Per Il Popolo.

The Sun Ra Arkestra is an American jazz group formed in the mid-1950s and led by keyboardist/composer Sun Ra until his death in 1993. The group is considered a pioneer of afrofuturism. The Arkestra’s 2020 album “Swirling” was nominated for a Grammy Award for best big band jazz ensemble recording.

Maestro Marshall Allen, the avant-garde alto saxophonist, who is 98 years young, joined the Arkestra in 1960. He has been directing the Arkestra since 1995. Marshall continues to compose and record with the Arkestra. He performs live on stage with them when they play within driving distance of his home in Philadelphia. Due to an inner ear issue Marshall is not able to fly to shows with the Arkestra.