Sunday, April 24, 2011

LONDON: Jazz Verse Jukebox

Sunday, 8th May, 2011, doors open 6.30pm, show from 8pm, £7 (tickets can only be purchased on the door)

Upstairs @ Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (AKA Ronnie's Bar),
47 Frith Street,
Tube: Tottenham Court Road

May comes with a poetic spring  mixed with sublime lyricism, vocal dexterity and passionate verse, featuring spoken word from Polarbear; Zena Edwards; Trombone Poetry; Sh’maya Poetics with music from Ciyo Brown, plus Open Mic for poets/singers. Compered by and with music from Jumoké Fashola.

Polarbear is a writer from Birmingham who sometimes speaks stories on stage. A background in Hip-Hop and the way he was raised influences his work. His work has featured on the BBC & other radio stations and Polarbear has been lucky enough to travel to some places outside Birmingham to share his work including appearances at Wychwood Festival, Glastonbury, Ledbury Festival, Shambala festival, & poetry nights up and down the country. ‘The yarn-spinning Brummie’ – The Times

Zena Edwards is a London-based performance poet, writer and musician. Her vibrant poetry is inspired by her experiences of travel, particularly through Africa, as well as traditional African music and song. She often accompanies her work with mbira, kalimba and marimba (thumb pianos).
Zena has performed at WOMAD, The London Jazz Festival, Poetry International at the Royal Festival Hall, The URB Hip Hop Festival (Helsinki), Glastonbury as well as many others. She has produced two CDs, entitled Healing Pool and Mine 4 Life.
'Zena fuses the raw elements of urban experiences and expresses them through individualised rhythms of hip hop and jazz.' BBC Radio 1 

Paul Taylor's trombone is familiar to fans of the Robert Pla Latin Ensemble and Snowboy & The Latin Section. Now he presents a solo trombone project combining  improvised music and poetry.  World music wordplay, free verse fanfares, binge thinking, bad news blues: Paul Taylor's globe-trotting musical journeys are distilled into a trunkful of  engaging poetry, bounced along in a solo set of classic standards, original  pieces, and spontaneous compositions.

Sh'maya Poetics plugs the depths. His spoken word explores rhythm and jazz, the spiritual, the city, vibe vibe vibe and the great beyond. He performs lyrical pieces, tells stories, asks questions in beats and visions. A regular on the London poetry circuit, Sh'maya brings his inimitable style to the stage; one of passion and sucker-punch-to-the-gut yesses. Sh'maya is based in Brixton town and is also known for having a great beard. Yes.

With five albums to his name, Ciyo Brown’s guitar skills and smooth vocal work embrace a diverse range of styles from jazz, soul, reggae, latin grooves and inspirational themes . An in-demand musicians’ musician, Ciyo’s ongoing collaborative works cover a range of genres. His talent has enhanced iconic popular music alongside artists such as Roachford, Linda Lewis, Raghav, Shara Nelson, through progressive Jazz with Soweto Kinch, to the ‘new psychedelia’ Brit-pop/folk influenced music of Bishi. Ciyo’s jazzy guitar contributions are also present in the genres of reggae and lover’s rock and can be found in his live and recorded work with many artists including JC Lodge, Sugar Minott, Bob Andy, Earl ‘Chinna Smith’, Barry Biggs, Dennis Bovell, Pam Hall, Jimmy Lindsay, Earl 16, Lukie D, Paulette Tajah, Susan Cadogan, Lorna Bennett, Kofi, Winston Reedy, Janet Kay and Carroll Thompson.

PLUS Jukebox Open Mic: come and sing with our amazing house band or perform some poetry.

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