Fri Mar 17–Sat Mar 18, 2023

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

50th Anniversary Celebration
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Press for Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

“One of the most innovative and progressive jazz collectives around”

– Twisted Soul Magazine



Celebrate the music and legacy of Idris Ackamoor as he performs for the 50th year with his afro-jazz band The Pyramids. Idris has revived the band for this special tour to unveil music from their upcoming commemorative double vinyl album Afro Futuristic Dreams, scheduled for a 2023 release through Strut Records. The Pyramids will be coming to the Presidio Theatre hot off of a European tour, highlighted by a residency and special exhibit at the Le Guess Who? festival in the Netherlands.


Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids NEW YORK TIMES
Revisiting the Pyramids’ Avant-Garde African Jazz Four Decades Later


Idris is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer, pianist, percussionist, actor, and tap dancer. He is the Founder, Artistic Director of the legendary jazz and world music ensemble Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. He is also the Founder of the San Francisco performance company CULTURAL ODYSSEY. Idris has performed and collaborated with tenor Saxophonists Chico Freeman and John Tchicai, the late alto saxophonist Charles Tyler, drummer Famoudou Don Moye of The Art Ensemble of Chicago, The Cecil Taylor Creative Orchestra, choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones, writer Ntozake Shange and Pearl Cleage, his longtime partner actress Rhodessa Jones, and many others. Idris was a protégé of Chicago legendary master clarinetist Clifford King who had played with Jelly Roll Morton and Freddie Keppard in the 1920s.


Idris at the 2022 Le Guess Who? festival.





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Ticketing for Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

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Fri, Mar 17
Sat, Mar 18

Run Time

90 minutes



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