Soul Clap & Dance-Off w/Sun Ra Arkestra, The Contortions, Jonathan Toubin

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Soul Clap & Dance-Off w/Sun Ra Arkestra, The Contortions, Jonathan Toubin

James Chance & The Contortions, Ice Balloons, Ryan Sawyer

Mar 17

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Elsewhere

Brooklyn, NY

$20

This event is 18 and over

The Sun Ra Arkestra
The Sun Ra Arkestra
U.S. free-jazz ensemble that emerged during the mid-'50s. Initially centered around Sun Ra for almost 40 years, the Arkestra went through various incarnations and is still active currently under the leadership of Marshall Allen.

Note: Please use The Sun Ra Arkestra as PAN for all releases involving the Arkestra.
These few exceptions are not ANVs of the Arkestra and are PANs in their own right: The Sun Ra All Stars, Sun Ra Sextet, Sun Ra Quartet.
For Sun Ra's solo recordings (such as piano jazz, poetry, or spoken word), use Sun Ra.

Current lineup:
Marshall Allen - alto saxophone, flute, EVI - joined in 1958
Michael Ray - trumpet, vocals - joined in 1978
Fred Adams - trumpet - joined in 1982
Knoel Scott - alto saxophone - joined in 1979
Vincent Chancey - french horn - joined in 1976
Cecil Brooks - trumpet
Danny Ray Thompson - flute, baritone sax, alto sax, bassoon - joined in 1967
Abshalom Ben Shlomo - alto sax, clarinet - joined in 1970
Rey Scott - baritone saxophone - joined in 1988
Dave Davis - trombone - joined in 1997
Elson Nascimento - percussion - joined in 1988
Craig Holiday Haynes - drums - joined in 1980
D. Hotep - guitar - joined in 2000
Yahya Abdul-Majid - tenor saxophone - joined in 1980
Kash Killion - cello - joined in 1989
Bill Davis - bass - joined in 1962
Tyler Mitchell - bass - joined in 1985
Juini Booth - bass - joined in 1967
Farid Abdul-Bari Barron - piano
James Stewart - tenor - joined in 2011
Craig Harris - trombone
Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. - drums
Tara Middleton - voice, percussion, violin
Atakatune (Stanley Morgan) - conga, timbal - joined in 1972
George Burton - piano - joined in 2015
James Chance & The Contortions
James Chance & The Contortions
One of the original punk jazz groups of the New York No Wave scene, the Contortions were led by saxophonist James Chance, aka James White (birth name James Siegfried). The group formed in New York City in 1977 and ended along with the No Wave scene in 1979.

Their first recorded appearance, credited solely as the Contortions, was on the 1978 compilation, No New York. The following year, two albums were issued almost simultaneously on the ZE label, Buy the Contortions (an extreme jazz-punk LP) and Off White (a disco/standards hybrid released under the moniker James White and the Blacks, with one side vocals, the other side instrumentals). The same line-up recorded both records, although no one aside from Chance appears or is credited on the jacket of the Buy album. Following Chance and manager Anya Philips’ acrimonious break with many of the original Contortions, the line-up changed frequently.

Chance was romantically linked with another New York No Wave luminary, Lydia Lunch; in 1979 Lunch appeared on the album Off White as “Stella Rico”). Original Contortions guitarist Pat Place went on to found the group the Bush Tetras. Guitarist Jody Harris formed neo-surf combo the Raybeats with Don Christensen, George Scott III and Pat Irwin. Keyboardist Adele Bertei formed the Bloods. In 1979 George Scott toured with John Cale as documented on the album Sabotage Live. Some of the African-American band members of “the Blacks,” notably Joseph Bowie, later separated from Chance and formed the band Defunkt.
Ice Balloons
Ice Balloons
Dan Scinta, Kyp Malone, Sean Powell, Giselle Reiber, Rob Bryn, B.A. Miale on projections and a fly
Ryan Sawyer
Ryan Sawyer
Ryan Sawyer is a drummer and percussionist from the USA. He has played with several artists and bands like, Tv On The Radio, At The Drive-In, Scarlet Johanson, Massive Attack, Boredoms (77 & 88 Boadrum), The Mekons, Thurston Moore, among others.
He currently is playing with, Stars Like Fleas, Tall Firs, and Eye Contact.
Venue Information:
Elsewhere
599 Johnson Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
http://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/