The Sun Ra Arkestra

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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.[1][2] As of 2022, the Arkestra is led by saxophonist Marshall Allen, an Arkestra member since 1958, who is supported by more than a dozen other musicians.[3]

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The Sun Ra Arkestra
2023 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
2023 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Background information
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Years activemid-1950s - present
Past membersSun Ra, Atakatune (Stanley Morgan), Danny Ray Thompson

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