April 26: JazzMEETSPoetry – Gil Scott-Heron

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – 10:45 PM
The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Advance tickets: $15, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID). At the door: $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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TWO SHOWS: 7:00 & 9:00 pm

JAZZ meets POETRY is a new series at The Nash for 2017-2018 that places poets and jazz musicians center stage to make art that is expressive, interactive and captivating.

Part theatre part concert, this performance tributes Gil Scott-Heron — considered to be “one of the most important progenitors of rap music” (AllMusic’s John Bush) — with original poetry, spoken word and musical accompaniment provided by The Nash.

MUSIC BY: Ben Scolaro – keyboards, Dylan Thomas – bass, Ira King – drums

SPECIAL GUEST: Brooklyn, NY-based artist Tai Allen, who released a book and soundtrack project — No Jewels — in 2017. In 2010, his album “Easy Readin’” was awarded Album of the Year by the National Poetry Awards. He is a member of the National Black Writers Conference Steering Committee and has also served as the Conference’s Poetry Cafe host. Allen also is creative director for Arts+Crafts, where he curates an annual Tap+Cork Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest, and creates performance opportunities for emerging artists, djs and poets.

Advance tickets: $15, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID). At the door: $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID).

The JAZZ meets POETRY series is co-presented by Marché-Pfister Productions and The Nash.

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