Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents:
Sun Ra Mixtape Series — Satellites are Spinning #3
A sizzling sonic celebration of Sun Ra
at The Ardmore Music Hall
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets --> bit.ly/SunRaMixtape3
**Sun Ra Celebration**
The band for Satellites #3 at the Ardmore Music Hall will consist of music director, bassist, Bert Harris; saxophonist and poet, Elliott Levin; keyboardist and vocalist, V. Shayne Frederick; drummer, Kim Pedro; bassist, Matt Engle; alto saxophonist, Larry Price; poet, Alonzo Jennings and others.
Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra
In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a special mixtape project honoring the immeasurable imaginative genius of the late Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra [1914 to 1993]. This unique challenge provided an exciting opportunity for DJs, producers, musicians, singers, poets, rappers and others to spread their wings.
When the smoke cleared, seven mixtapes were created containing over 50 compositions featuring over 100 different artists. The music included magical moments of avant-grade Jazz, Sun Ra classics, Poetry, Funk, Hiphop, Rock and more. Continuing this exploration of the influence of Sun Ra, Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration WRTI radio host, J. Michael Harrison present, Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra: A concert series. Featuring 8 performances at some of the regions most important venues.
The series will launch at the Barnes Foundation on Friday, December 8th, 2017 with an intriguing performance presenting the Intersection band and additional performers. Musical selections will be shared by Sun Ra and former Arkestra members, as well as other worldly tunes by such diverse artists as Parliament/Funkadelic, Outkast, Benny Golson, Talking Heads, Earth, Wind & Fire, Albert King, Nona Hendryx, David Bowie, Return To Forever, John Coltrane & more