Tue, May 21st

A Tribute to Sun Ra


Doors 7:00pm
Show 8:00pm
Advance Price $10
Door Price $15
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Drom & Craig Holiday Haynes presents

The film ... 
Space is the Place 
 and a performance by
The Keys to the Ark (a tribute to Sun Ra)

Michael Ray (of The Sun Ra Arkestra and Kool & the Gang) on trumpet, vocals and keys
Knoel  Scott (of the Sun Ra Arkestra) on alto sax, flute & vocals & percussion
Bruce Edwards (formerly of the Sun Ra Arkestra) on guitar
Tyler Mitchell (of the Sun Ra Arkestra) on bass
Craig Holiday Haynes (of the Sun Ra Arkestra) on drums, percussion & soprano sax


Drummer, Craig Holiday Haynes turned down a job offer to join r&b great James Browns band, because (at the time) he wanted to play more than commercial music. He wanted to help the world by creating and playing music that was of a more spiritual nature and since he had just started playing with Sun Ra and the Arkestra it made sense to stay there, instead of continuing on the r&b and typical jazz path he was on.

He found Sun Ra to be not only a superior master musician (Sun Ra played with and arranged for Fletcher Henderson, who influenced Duke Ellington) but also a great philosopher,  a master of numbers, words, math, an astrologer and  a very socially conscious and spiritual being that was seemingly from another world.

 Sun Ra  was the prime influence for Earth, Wind & Fire and a heavy influence on many more. He spoke of intergalactic travel and the space age, even  before NASA and spoke of saving this planet way before it was fashionable.  Sun Ra was one of the very first to use a synthesizer and to use electronics in jazz (influencing people like Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis)! This is a tribute to Sun Ra, from Craig Holiday Haynes.