The Jazz Verse Jukebox - 8 on the door

The Jazz Verse Jukebox - 8 on the door

Sunday 12th August 2012 - Sunday 9th September 2012
Dates: Sunday 12th August - Sunday 9th September

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A fantastic jazz, spoken word and poetry monthly night presented by Jumoké Fashola with special guests varying from month to month.

JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX  Sunday 14th June 2015

Join us for a June extravaganza of ‘words’ on Sunday 14th June 2015, with the crème de la crème of the UK’s spoken word scene.

Featuring Jacob Sam-La Rose - ‘Poetry that is…fresh, vivid and masterly in its evocation of contemporary Britain’  Francesca Beard -"Spine-tingling... Witty and narcotic.” Pete the Temp - “Challenging, inspiring, terrifying and amusing’’, Upcoming poet Caleb Femi.  With music from Jumoké Fashola “…diverse musical tastes with emphasis on African inspired jazz.”

With live band and Open Mic for poets/singers.

Compered by & with music from Jumoké Fashola

Date: Sunday 14th June 2015
Location: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (Upstairs), 47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT
Show Times: Doors Open 6.30pm, Show from 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.00. (Available on the Door Only)
Tube: Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square
Web: //

Special guests include:

JACOB SAM-LA ROSE (@jsamlarose)

Jacob Sam-La Rose’s poetry has been characterised as vivid, masterly and carefully structured. He is widely recognised as an indefatigable facilitator, mentor and supporter of young and emerging poets, and as an advocate for the positive impact of new technology on literary and artistic practice and collaboration. He lives in London, England.

Widely published, Sam-La Rose has been featured in a range of journals and anthologies, including Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets (2012); Identity State: New British and Irish Poets (2010); Penguin’s Poems for Love (2009); and Michael Rosen’s A-Z: The Best Children’s Poetry from Agard to Zephaniah (2009). His debut pamphlet, Communion (2006), was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and his collection Breaking Silence (2012) has been shortlisted for a Forward Poetry Prize (the Felix Dennis Award).

He has led workshops in schools, youth groups and other institutions and has developed creative writing and performance programmes for all ages, from first experiences with poetry or work with reluctant writers through to professional and artistic development projects for more established poets, writers and other educators internationally. He’s well known as a leading figure within the UK’s youth slam poetry movement, serving as the Artistic Director for such initiatives as the London Teenage Poetry SLAM, Apples & Snakes Word Cup and Shake the Dust— the UK’s largest national youth slam— as well as supporting the development of Slammarït— the first youth slam programme in Finland.

‘a one-man literary industry’ Patrick Neate / “The Don of UK poetry” Jumoke Fashola - BBC London


Francesca Beard was born in Malaysia and spent the 70's growing up in Penang, an idyllic island paradise. Since then, quite frankly, life has been down-hill all the way, but with occasional slow climbs... a bit like mowing a sloping lawn. After a spell in real jobs, she gave it all up to become a fictional character and now exists as a London-based poet, performing spoken word to lucky audiences all over Britain and the World.

She has performed poetry and spoken word all over the UK as well as internationally with the British Council. Her one woman show 'Chinese Whispers' was produced by Apples and Snakes and toured nationally and internationally after a three week run at BAC. She has a family show called 'Animal Olympics' which kicked off a national tour after a three week run at the Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Fringe. She's had a short play on at the Royal Court Theatre and has performed at the Barbican, the SouthBank, Warwick Arts Centre, Latitude, The Big Chill and the Houses of Parliament to name just a few great venues. She’s been called ‘spine-tingling, witty and narcotic’ (Independent) and ‘The Queen of British Performance Poetry’ (London Metro) She has been writer in residence at the Tower of London, Natural History Museum and Metropolitan Police, has written plays for radio and has been on attachment to the Royal Court Theatre and the BBC as one of the UK’s most promising writers. She is currently working on ’storyverse’, an interactive format for live and on-line participants with B3 Media, supported by Arts Council, England, developed through residencies with Banff Centre, Canada and the Mixed Reality Lab, Nottingham University.

"The Queen of British performance poetry."
London Metro // "Spine-tingling... Witty and narcotic." The Independent

PETE THE TEMP (@PeteTheTemp)

Mr The Temp (BA, MA P,DF) is a poet, educator, human beat-box and loop pedal artist. His act combines high octane spoken word with audience participation and music to get people bouncing. He has performed at over 20 UK festivals making him as common a sight in a festival field as porter loo. In recent years he has worked with the British Council and been featured on BBC Radio 4, World Service and Newsnight. He has shared a stage with Stewart Lee and Bill Bailey and also performs spoken word alongside the pyro-circus rave band Slamboree to audiences of 2000 +. In 2014 he did a national tour of his one man stage show ‘Pete (the Temp) vs Climate Change’.

‘’with fire in his belly, expert performance skills and a keen sense of mischief, he’s poetry’s answer to Mark Thomas, able to make the depressing enjoyable.’’ Chortle

CALEB FEMI (@calebfemi5)

Caleb Femi is a poet and English teacher based in London. Caleb is also a member of the SXWKS collective. His work, delivered with a sense of musicality, deals with his personal experience of living in the UK and in Nigeria .

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