Jazz Poetry Jams
JAZZ POETRY JAMS 2.0 WILL RESUME IN THE FALL OF 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE 16, 2014
Jazz Poetry Jams will be on hiatus during the summer of 2014.
During this hiatus, Jazz Poetry Jams will reorganize and update some of the existing administrative procedures, while scheduling the up-coming season of Jazz Poetry Jams events and performances in the Blue Room.
American Jazz Museum Poet-In-Residence, Glenn North will continue on as Host.
ABOUT | HISTORY OF JAZZ POETRY JAMS
Held the third Tuesday every month in The Blue Room, Jazz Poetry Jams offer opportunities for aspiring artists to share their work and gain a better understanding of the relationship between jazz and the spoken word. Poetry workshops are also included as part of the program, guiding students and other artists on a path to finding their creative voices and developing as professional artists.
CREATIVE EXPRESSION, JAZZ AND SPOKEN WORD
Featuring special guest poets of local and national renown, an open mic competition and a live jazz group, Jazz Poetry Jams is a must-see event for lovers of creative expression, jazz and the spoken word. Each session begins with a 30-minute set performed by the house band, followed by a performance from the featured guest poet.The remainder of the session is dedicated to the open-mic competition, where three people are chosen from the audience to judge each poet in three different areas: stage presence, poetic content and delivery.