Jazz Poetry Jams

 

JAZZ POETRY JAMS 2.0 WILL RESUME IN THE FALL OF 2014

Raja Nelson performs in front of a packed house at the Jazz Poetry Jams. Photo by Eric Baker KCUR

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.

“Over the course of the summer, Jazz Poetry Jams will be reorganized, stated Glenn North. We have taken hiatus before in past years to make modifications and plan. When we re-launch in the fall of 2014, we will have the entire program laid out in the same manner as we do our Jammin at the Gem concert series, to include: a listing of all feature poets, thematically in terms of what each session will explore, changes in admission fee dependent upon who the feature poet is, and more. We are going to come up with a Jazz Poetry Jams 2.0,” North concluded.

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.


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