The Chicago Jazz Festival plans a series of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Sun Ra, including concerts, film screenings and panel discussions. The schedule of events, provided by the festival, is below.
Saturday, July 26th PM-Garfield Park Conservatory: As part of the Neighborhood Nights concert series, former Arkestra member Kelan Phil Cohran will bring his Kelan Zulu Ensemble comprising Oscar Brown Jr.’s daughters, vocalist and dancer Afrika Brown and Maggie Brown, as well as a few of Cohran’s sons-Malik and Tycho Cohran-who comprise part of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
Friday, August 22th, 8 PM-Comfort Station: An outdoor screening of the Sun Ra film, Space is the Place. The Comfort Station is located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois.