Doors Open: 7:00pm
Event Start: 7:30pm
The Jazz Verse Jukebox returns to Hoxton Hall on Friday 7th September 2018 with an eclectic line-up, welcoming new and favourite guests. Continuing the age-old tradition of intertwining jazz improvisation and spoken word, The Jazz Verse Jukebox is a thrilling night of diverse spoken word and improvisational jazz from some of the freshest exponents on the scene. Plus, a unique Jukebox Open Mic allowing the audience to perform poetry or sing with the band. Hosted by & with music from Jumoké Fashola.
‘The house band are the absolute kings of improvisation. For a mix of jazz & spoken word, The Jazz Verse Jukebox & Jumoké Fashola outshines them all’. – Time Out London
Legendary performance Poet, Percussionist and Composer HKB FiNN has worked with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & free jazz saxophonist Steve Williamson. HKB FiNN has written libretto’s for The Royal Opera House & Nitro Theatre and has performed in over 55 countries on various projects & appeared at many music festivals.
‘…intelligent and observational rap.’ –UK Vibe
Amy Acre writes love-struck, impetuous, lecherous rhymes to reclaim a soul sold for a career in advertising. She’s performed at Latitude festival, Ronnie Scott’s and in locations as exotic as Melbourne, Kerala and Essex. Some of her work has appeared in Poetry Review, Rising, Popshot and the Rhyming Thunder Alternative Book of Young Poets.
‘A sexy, soul-enriching little wordsmith, who cuts to the quick of your heart in full sight and rifles around in your guts while you’re not looking.’- Katie Bonna
A London-based lawyer, performance poet. A barrister by training and a performance artist through practice, Dave is known as, ‘The People’s Poet and Lawyer’. He is the author of two volumes of poetry and three CDs: City Life, PURE and The LIE Centenary.
Tania Nwachukw is a Nigerian-British writer, poet and performer from London. She is a member of the Octavia poetry collective for women of colour and a Barbican Young Poets alumna. She is also the co-founder of Black in the Day, a crowdsourced photo archive documenting the lives and experiences of Black people in the UK.
Frater and Taylor
Scottish born vocalist/songwriter Josie Frater & Drummer/composer Steve Taylor unite Brazilian, Jazz, Pop and world-beats in an adventurous world-jazz excursion.Their thrilling nu-jazz-fusion group has performed at London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Jazz FM & BBC Radio 2. Led by writing/production partnership (& husband & wife team) Josie Frater & Steve Taylor featuring guitarist/vocalist/songwriter & daughter Rosie Frater-Taylor. Frater and Taylor have performed along- side the likes of Omar, Mica Paris, Ian Shaw, Randy Brecker, Nitin Sawhney & will be showcasing material from current album ‘Hours’ and latest EP.
‘Superb, captivating.’- Time Out ★★★★★
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