Sun Ra

Sun Ra

Born May 22, 1914
  • Singer, Bandleader, Composer, Organist, Keyboard Player, Jazz Pianist, Musician, Writer, Actor
Sun Ra was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. "Of all the jazz musicians, Sun Ra...

Sun Ra Stats

Nickname

: Herman Poole Blount, Le Sony'r Ra, Sonny, Herman Blount

Profession

: Singer, Bandleader, Composer, Organist, Keyboard Player, Jazz Pianist, Musician, Writer, Actor

Ethnicity

: African American

Nationality

: United States of America

Date of Birth

: May 22, 1914 - May 30, 1993 (79 years old)

Place of Birth

: Birmingham

Date of Death

: 1993-05-30

Place of Death

: Birmingham

Cause of Death

: Pneumonia
Appearances

Sun Ra Film Roles

  1. Space Is the Place
    Himself
  2. Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise

Sun Ra Film Appearances

  1. Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise
  2. Sun Ra Arkestra: Live at the Palomino L.A. 1988
  3. Sun Ra Arkestra: Points on a Space Age
  4. Sun Ra: Live in Oakland
  5. Sun Ra: Live at the Roadhouse
  6. Europafest: Jazz Highlights
  7. Sun Ra Arkestra: Live in West Berlin 1983

Sun Ra TV Guest Roles

  1. Buck Henry/Sun Ra

Sun Ra Albums

  1. A Fireside Chat With Lucifer
  2. A Quiet Place in the Universe
  3. Angels and Demons at Play
  4. Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow
  5. Astro Black
  6. At the Village Vanguard
  7. Atlantis
  8. Aurora Borealis
  9. Bad and Beautiful
  10. Blue Delight

Sun Ra Books

  1. The wisdom of Sun-Ra