RAKESTAR is a 7-piece jazz band based in Ottawa, Canada, inspired by the creative genius of the great Sun Ra, playing favourite compositions from his endless songbook, and charting new material to continue moving outward.

Saxophones, Hammond organ, drums, electronics and percussion.
Rakestar takes its name, with much respect, from Sun Ra’s own beloved and eternal Arkestra…..
(Intergalactic Research Arkestra…..Myth Science Arkestra…..Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra…..
Omniverse Jet Set Arkestra…..)

“Fans of Sun Ra should definitely investigate”
AllMusic Guide to Jazz

“Aesthetically high caliber music”

“Consistently entertaining sounds”

“Canadians who look and sound like they came from Saturn”
Village Voice