Monday, January 30, 2012

LONDON: Jazz Verse Jukebox

Sunday, 12th February, 2012, doors 6.30pm, show from 7.30pm, £8 (on the door only)

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (Upstairs),
47 Frith Street,
Tube: Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square

The JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX celebrates the ‘love season’ with a stunning line-up of  Spoken Word Artists & Vocalists. Join us for what promises to be a thrilling night of diverse spoken word & jazz from some of the freshest exponents on the scene.
With live jazz trio & Open Mic.  With cushions to lunge on, cocktails to imbibe & surprises, this is the one night not to miss!

Special Guests include:
Anthony Joseph, G.R.E.E.Ds, Indigo Williams, Keith Jarrett plus music from Kersha Bailey, PLUS Open Mic for poets/singers.

Compered by & with music from Jumoké Fashola

Anthony Joseph is a Trinidadian born poet, novelist, academic and musician. His publications include Desafinado, Teragaton, The African Origins of UFOs (Salt, 2006) and Bird Head Son (Salt, 2009). His work has also been included in several anthologies, including Identity Parade (Bloodaxe), Red (Peepal Tree, 2010) and Black, Brown & Beige (University of Texas Press, 2009). He performs and lectures internationally and tours with his band The Spasm Band. Joseph lectures in creative writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. He lives in London. His fourth collection is entitled Rubber Orchestras.  Taking its name from a poem by American surrealist Ted Joans, this is an energetic, sensuous and intriguing collection of poems, written using an (as yet) undisclosed method of composition the writer calls ‘Liminalism’.
The leader of the Black avant garde in Britain”. Ikley Literature Festival.
“Afro-blue to astro-black and what glimmers in between” -The Times

Indigo Williams is a writer and performance artist from South London who is generating a buzz on the UK spoken word scene-and if you have seen her live you will know why. She is a dynamic performer that commands the stage with gripping presence and powerful poetry. With both substance and passion her work is emotive and thought provoking. She has performed at various places and events such as, The Big Chill festival, iTunes Festival, Camp Bestival, The RoundHouse, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Bespoken word’ and many more. She is an associate artist of The RoundHouse and is fast becoming known as a name to watch out for.
G.R.E.Ed.S (Generating Rhymes to Engage the EnlighteneD Soul). A performer, a poet, an entertainer with a love for music. Poetry provides him with a therapeutic space that has no boundaries where he can create his own pace, and tell his story his way. His journey is taking a new twist...His latest track 'There She Goes' was BBC 1xtra's Home grown track of the week

Born and raised in East London, Keith Jarrett has written poetry and prose from an early age, inspired by hip-hop and jazz. Since 2005, he has performed at various poetry events in English and Spanish, and was a runner up in the Radio 4 Slam Finals in 2007. He is London and UK Farrago Poetry Slam Champion for 2010 and a semi-finalist in the World Cup Slam in Paris. He is currently writing a collection of short stories and a novel.

Singer, songwriter and self-taught guitarist Kersha Bailey performs indie-soul fusion, drawing upon a range of influences such as George Benson, Frank McComb, Jill Scott and Prince. At 21 with a three octave range, she has already performed in an impressive array of venues, and is fast becoming one to watch on the acoustic soul scene.

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