Saturday, November 12, 2011

LONDON: Jazz Verse Jukebox

Sunday, 13th November, 2011

, doors open 6.30pm, show from 8pm, £7 (on the door only)
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (Upstairs)
47 Frith Street,
Tube: Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square

Compered by & with music from Jumoké Fashola

Special Guests include: 
Siddhartha Bose, Carol Grimes, Deborah Stevenson, Brigitte Beraha, Randolph Matthews

Plus Open Mic for poets/singers

Siddhartha Bose is a poet, playwright, and performer based in London. His work has appeared in Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (Bloodaxe, 2009) and The HarperCollins Book of Modern English Poetry by Indians (HarperCollins, 2011). His first collection, Kalagora, appeared last year (Penned in the Margins, 2010). He has read his poetry on BBC 4, BBC Radio 3, and Times Online. He has written, performed, and toured a one-man play, also Kalagora, which recently completed a month-long run at the Edinburgh Festival. He is a Leverhulme Fellow in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. He is developing a full-length play with WhyNotTheatre, Toronto and was dubbed  one of the ‘ten rising stars of British Poetry’ by The Times.
Carol Grimes although known mainly for her amazing singing across various genres, Carol is also a 'secret' poet! Having worked on her song poems with the Giles Perring of Echo City, she brings her unique curious songs & poems to the Jazz Verse Jukebox on the 13th November.

Dyslexic Deborah 'Debris' Stevenson has been writing and performing her poems across the world for the past five years, from Camden, to Shanghai. In 2008 her poetic journey was followed by Channel 4 for a year, as part of Yeardot. Since, she has organised a festival for 7,000, has taught and performed for legacies like Lyric Lounge and has been published by Oxford University Poetry Society and Louis Vuitton. She is currently running her own young collective at Nottingham Playhouse called Mouthy Poets, who have sold all their shows. Simultaneously to creating a commissioned piece for BBC Radio 3, tutoring at Nottingham University and preparing for her Roosevelt Travelling Scholarship, to research the benefits of spoken word on Young people in America.

With music from
 Brigitte Beraha
. With an astonishing range & immaculate jazz 'chops', “most musicianly singer Brigitte Beraha” performs as both ‘sideman’ and as a leader in an ever-expanding range of projects, from straight ahead jazz- singing jazz standard songs with lyrics, to more contemporary outlets- using her voice as an instrument. Brigitte has studied Music at Kingsway College, Classical and Contemporary music at Goldsmiths College, and Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. 
"...Pure-toned, wide-ranging... She's a skilful writer of patiently curling, subtly resolved tunes."John Fordham, The Guardian

With music from
 Randolph Matthews
. Forget the usual tags – ‘singer-songwriter’, ‘folk-soul’, and ‘troubadour’. If you’ve caught him live, either solo or collaborating, you’ll understand Randolph Matthews operates in his own parallel world, well away from traditional mainstream record label marketing formulae. His music is an evolving journey, rooted in purity and unshackled expression, drawing on the greats of yesteryear in soul, Neo African rhythms and conscious words. As a percussionist he has played sessions for the likes of US soul / boogie legend Don Blackman, recording with Julie Dexter for her J-Life project and working with Arthur Baker on tracks for Brooklyn soul legend, Will Downing. He even voiced a high profile ad for Twix chocolate – remember the Twix ‘In The Mix’ campaign? With a voice that has echoes of Marvin Gaye, Jon Lucien and Bobby McFerrin, he has an open-minded approach to his music borne from years performing live and collaborating with a wide variety of groundbreaking London and international artists. 
"This man's is not just original, he's out there!" Blues and Soul Magazine

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

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