Source: Ars Nova Workshop.
Ars Nova Workshop’s 2nd Annual (Virtual) Fundraiser
Honoring Jazz Legend Marshall Allen
Thursday, May 20, 7-8PM ET
with Yo La Tengo, William Parker, and The War on Drugs’ Charlie Hall
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present its 2nd Annual (Virtual) Fundraiser on Thursday, May 20, 7-8 PM ET, online. This dynamic virtual event will honor Marshall Allen, alto saxophonist and director of the Sun Ra Arkestra. At 97, Allen is recognized as a pioneer of avant-garde and free jazz. He is best known for his collaboration with Sun Ra, which began in the late 1950s, and as the leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra since 1993.
The hour-long program will include a very special performance by Yo La Tengo, a special appearance by composer and bassist William Parker, as well as pre-recorded video tributes to Marshall Allen by luminaries of jazz and experimental music. Charlie Hall, drummer with the Grammy Award-winning band The War on Drugs, will serve as host and MC.