Saturday Nite Bebop/Hip-Hop Jam
featuring saxophonist Herb Scott and spoken word artist EL Jay'Em of Speakezie
The idea is to mix jazz with spoken word with the goal of creating a "new" genre that's been here before.
If you perform with an instrument and/or have some interesting ideas that you;d like to express/share with a group of folk in attendance. Come Participate!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday June 8/ 7:30 PM | $5 adv/$15 door
We Act Radio 1920 MLKing Jr. Ave SE
Herb Scott Ensemble
Herb Scott, saxophonhes
Colin Chambers, keyboard
Tarus Mateen, bass
Terrance Arnett, drums
Led by spoken word artist, El Jay'M, Speakezie is a multi-cultural experience and platform created for the communities to be culturally authentic in a safe and creative environment, through a diverse set of disciplines in performing arts such as spoken word, singing, musicians, and live painting.
The event provides a platform in a Community that lacks cultural resources and is underrepresented. Speakezie provides a space that encourages diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities, enabling a diverse group of residents and visitors to experience urban and ethnic cultures. Speakezie increases social awareness and wellness outlets in Ward 7 & 8, but not limited to. Speakezie hosts can drives for the homeless, donate funds to organizations that help sexual and domestic victims, as well gives free books to the children in the Community.
They meet every fourth Friday at We Act Radio
EAST RIVER JAZZFest is a Jazz in the 'Hood partner of the DC Jazz Festival, Inc.