Cosmic Engineers, Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA Orchestra (Space Soon)

Space jazz musicians sit in an orchestra.
Jerry Dammers Orchestra, Cosmic Engineers, Sun Ra Tribute.

The premiere of Jerry Dammers' extraordinary Spatial AKA Orchestra, plus new soundtrack by Dammers and Kodwo Eshun to Andrei Ujlca's film Out of the Present

Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA Orchestra - Tribute to Sun Ra

Space Soon was proud to present the premiere gig of Jerry Dammers' new band, The Spatial AKA Orchestra.

Songwriter and keyboardist Jerry Dammers (founder of The Specials and the 2 Tone Record label) and his 18-piece orchestra paid tribute to the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra, the prolific space-jazz explorer who famously claimed to have gained his musical purpose on a trip to Saturn. Costumes, theatrics and visuals mixed with ska, reggae, hip-hop, dub-step, rock and outer-spatial sounds created an unforgettable ride across the galaxies.

Jeremy Dammers and Kodwo Eshun also made a special screening of' Andrei Ujica's cult Russian space movie Out of the Present.