“The perfect jazz poetry party” – Michael Horovitz, OBE
Curated and hosted by BBC Radio London’s Jumoké Fashola and the Jazz Verse Jukebox Trio the eclectic Jazz Verse Jukebox returns to Hoxton Hall this autumn continuing the age-old tradition of intertwining jazz improvisation and performance poetry. This promises to be a thrilling, diverse night showcasing some of the freshest exponents on the scene.
Theresa Lola – Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian Poet. She is the 2019/2020 Young People’s Laureate for London. She was joint-winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Her debut collection is In Search of Equilibrium (2019) published by Nine Arches Press.
Pete (the temp) Bearder – Pete (the Temp) Bearder is a loop station artist, comic and spoken word poet whose work has been work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, World Service and Newsnight. He is a former UK National Poetry Slam Champion and has performed at over 30 festivals, including a tour with Slamboree. He is the author of two books: Numbered Boxes (2016) and State Invasion: Poetry, Renewal and the Spoken Word Renaissance (2019).
Zia Ahmed – Zia Ahmed is a North-West Londoner, and former Roundhouse Slam Champion. He is part of the London Laureates, having been shortlisted for London’s Young Poet Laureate 2015/16. He is Writer in Residence at Paines Plough as part of Channel 4’s Playwright Scheme. He is currently part of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group.
Simon Maddrell – Simon Maddrell was born in Douglas, Isle of Man in 1965 and brought up in Bolton, Lancashire. He has lived in London, UK since 1999. In 2002, Simon founded and ran a multi award-winning charity, Excellent Development. Having written poetry since 2012, Simon resigned as Executive Director in 2016 to enable him to focus full-time on writing and performing.
Rachel Maby is a lyric mezzo-soprano from London who just completed a Masters in vocal performance at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She performs a vast array of repertoire, with a focus on opera, contemporary chamber and improvised music, both classical and jazz. Her past collaborations include the one-woman opera Sideshows with the composer Leo Geyer and the theatre piece and concept album The Legend of Mike Smith with well-known British saxophonist Soweto Kinch.
Plus, the unique Jukebox Open Mic jukebox is your chance to perform your own poetry or sing with the band. Just add your name to the list when arriving on the night.
Doors open: 7.00pm
Show Start: 7.30pm
Age Policy: 14+
: @Jumokef #jazzversejukebox
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