Sunday, October 3, 2010


from the Saturn newsgroup:

The next stop for the Arkestra will be at the Staten Island Jazz Festival 23 at the Snug Harbor Music Hall on Saturday, October 16, 2010. The band will headline the festival that runs from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The concert hall is located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York City.

The final October landing for the Sun Ra Arkestra will be a Halloween Spectacular on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan St (between Bleecker & West 3rd Streets), Manhattan, New York City.
The classic New York City Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village will be only two blocks away from the Arkestra extravaganza where classic Sun Ra charts like "Halloween in Harlem" and "Unmask the Batman" are likely to make the setlist. Doors are at 7:00 pm and the show starts
at 7:30 pm.

"Cosmic Pageantry: A Conversation with the Sun Ra Arkestra", from the website of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, was made to support the Arkestra's recent Bang on a Can concert in Philadelphia on September 12, 2010 . This 10 minute 59 second audio recording was made in August 2010 by Matthew Feldman & John Pettit and features the voices of Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Michael Ray, Dave Davis, and Wayne Anthony Smith, Jr. You can hear this at:

For more information about the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen, please visit:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this -- I webnt to the Staten Island gig -- thirty minutes was all they had, but they lit up the place. Very enjoyable to see them, and Marshall Allen was sprightly and in good humor. No keyboards, however...