3rd Annual Sun Ra tribute by Planet D Nonet
Saturday, August 27
from 9:00pm to midnight
3rd Bar, 699 W Forest Ave, Detroit, MI
Yes, this is our third annual tribute to that great kozmic jazz composer, bandleader & pianist, Sun Ra. As we do every year, we've moved to a new venue & this time we're at the 3rd Bar in Detroit's mid-town, near WSU.
Ra has been a big influence band members going back for decades and now with three consecutive years, we've really amassed quite a book of tunes by the master. Also as we do every year, there will be lots of new tunes added.
Special guest this year is trombonist Vincent Chandler! He has played with Joe Henderson, Wynton Marsalis with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Marcus Belgrave, James Carter and Regina Carter to name a few. We released a double CD last year culled from the first two Ra tributes and it won a DMA for best Jazz CD in 2011.
- Justin Jozwiak: alto sax, tenor sax & flute
- Jim Holden: tenor sax
- Joshua James: bari, alto sax
- James O'Donnell: trumpet
- Gibron Lockhart: trumpet
- Vincent Chandler: trombone
- Dave Gadd: piano
- Bill MacLeod: string bass
- RJ Spangler: drums
- Jerry LeDuff: congas
Nice big FREE parking lot right next door! Outdoor smoke friendly patio.