Join us for the 3rd Annual Sun Ra Birthday Bash presented by the Interference Series, NAU Jazz Studies, and the NAU Honors College.
This event will feature live performances of the music of Sun Ra by local musicians, students from the NAU School of Music, NAU Jazz Studies Program, and the NAU Honors College. Special guest speakers will also provide historical and cultural context and background for the connection of Sun Ra’s legacy to the vibrant arts scene in Flagstaff, AZ.
Sun Ra was a prolific and history-altering American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, and poet known for his experimental music, “cosmic” philosophy, prolific output, and theatrical performances. For much of his career, Ra led “The Arkestra”, an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up.
$10 Donation/$5 Students/NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds)