RAKESTAR ARKESTRA is a 7-piece jazz band from Ottawa, Canada, inspired by the creative genius of the great jazz iconoclast SUN RA.

RAKESTAR features three saxophones, Hammond organ, keyboards, drums, percussion and electronic transmissions.

The group’s name derives — with much respect — from Sun Ra’s own beloved Intergalactic Research Arkestra…..or Myth Science Arkestra…..or Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra…..or Omniverse Jet Set Arkestra…..

Rakestar’s CD Some Ra was praised by NYC’s Village Voice, describing the band as “Canadians who look and sound like they came from Saturn”.