- This event has passed.
Jazz and The Spoken Word at New Haven Museum
June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
New Haven Museum will host “Jazz and The Spoken Word” in association with Jazz Haven and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. The free event will feature master musicians Jesse Hameen II, on drums, Jeff Fuller, on bass, and pianist Darren Litzie. Spoken-word artists Kate Rushin, Giacomo Gates, Craig O’Connell, Frank Cochran and others will perform original works and famous jazz poetry to the trio’s swinging grooves. Space is limited, and reservations can be made here: https://www.artidea.org/tickets/26402
“Spoken word” is not a passive experience but rather an active engagement between the speaker/poet and jazz musicians. The program may include poetry, talking voices, scat, African chanting, vocalese or other renderings that can be comingled with jazz rhythms and improvisation. The event is also an open invitation to the spoken-word community to participate in this unique art form.
“Jazz and The Spoken Word” is an important component of Jazz Haven’s mission to explore the full breadth of the culture of jazz in New Haven this summer, bringing together poets, musicians, photographers, painters and other artists whose works are influenced by the jazz experience in America.