featuring poet Terrance Nicholson, pianist Frederico Pena, saxophonist Marshall Keys and percussionist Mark Prince
During this EAST RIVER JAZZFest we're across the generational space to engage a younger audience in the language of jazz music by introducing it with the contemporary spoken word language of Hip Hop.
Little is it known that spoken word art had its beginning way back in the early days of 1920s contemporary jazz. I think we should create informational streaming programs presenting the music performed by artists in the 1920s, then the scatting of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter in the 40s/50s, Gil Scott Heron, The Last Poets of the 60s/70s Black Arts Movement and legacy poets Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) Langston Hughes, Bob Kaufman and others.
Perhaps, this performance and the Saturday Nite Bebop/Hip-Hop Jam the evening before this event.
Sunday June 9 / 7:30PM | $10 adv/$20 door | Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Road SE
EAST RIVER JAZZFest is a Jazz in the 'Hood partner of the DC Jazz Festival, Inc