Sunday 9th June 2013
JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX Sunday 9th June 2013
On Sunday 9th June 2013, the Jazz Verse Jukebox celebrates the power & inspiration of the 'female pen' with an all women line-up with special guests including - poets Sabrina Mahfouz, Hollie McNish, Indigo Williams, Agnes Meadows plus music from singer/songwriter Lánre.
Since its inception in 2009, the Jazz Verse Jukebox, (the brainchild of broadcaster & Vocalist Jumoké Fashola), has welcomed established poets & musicians such as Lemn Sissay, Soweto Kinch, Michael Horovitz, David Grant, Anthony Joseph, Colin Salmon, Jacob Sam-La Rose & Katrina Naomi.
Join us for what promises to be a thrilling night of diverse spoken word & jazz from some of the freshest exponents on the scene. With a live jazz trio & Open Mic, cushions to lounge on, cocktails to imbibe & surprises, this is one night not to miss!
**Jukebox Open Mic**
Come & sing with the amazing Jazz Verse Jukebox trio (Dorian Ford - Piano / Oli Hayhurst - Bass/ Winston Clifford-Drums) or perform some poetry.
Sabrina Mahfouz / Hollie McNish / Indigo Williams / Agnes Meadows / Lánre
Compered by & with music from Jumoké Fashola
Date: Sunday 9th June 2013
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
Special Guests include:
Sabrina began training as a civil servant after a Masters in International diplomacy but she then turned to writing poetry and prose and her first piece for theatre, That Boy, was performed at the Soho Theatre in 2010 and won a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights.
Since then, she has won a UK Young Artists Award 2011 for poetry; an IdeasTap Innovator Award for theatre and one for poetry and she won a place on the Old Vic's TS Eliot Exchange 2011 to New York. She is currently Creative in Residence for Theatre & Poetry at The Hospital Club and will be the 2012 Leverhulme Trust Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre.
Her recent solo show about a young stripper, Dry Ice, won widespread critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and was nominated for The Stage Award for Best Solo Performance.
In 2012 Sabrina was nominated as as World Economic Forum Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum.
Sabrina has been part of the writers programs at The Royal Opera House and The Royal Court and a playwright on attachment with Tamasha.
Hollie McNish is a published UK poet and spoken word artist, based between London and Cambridge. She has released two poetry albums, Touch and Push Kick, both to critical acclaim, and a first collection of written poetry, Papers, published by Greenwich Exchange, London.
She has appeared in venues as diverse as Glastonbury festival, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Bar, London’s Southbank Centre and Cambridge University and has had poems commissioned by Radio 4 Woman's Hour, WOW festival, Tate Modern and Channel 4 Random Acts. She performs across the UK as well as abroad, with previous tours and residencies in Belgium, Australia, France and Portugal, and for the British Council in Latvia and Poland. She was the UK Slam poetry champion 2009, through which she represented the UK in the Slam du Monde finals in Paris, coming 3rd behind the USA and Canada. She now runs Cambridgeshire’s youth poetry slam for young people ages 12 – 25.
Indigo Williams is a dynamic poet and performance artist from London. She studied music at The Brit School of Performing arts and has a degree in Creative Writing and Journalism and is currently studying a Writer /Teacher MA at Goldsmiths University.
After bursting on the poetry scene in 2010, Indigo established herself as an artist who commands the stage with gripping presence and powerful poetry. With both substance and passion, her work is emotive and thought provoking. She uses poetry to create worlds on page, stage and in film.
She has performed across the UK and Europe at various places and events such as: The Big Chill festival, iTunes Festival, Camp Bestival, The RoundHouse, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Bespoken word’, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Albany, The Royal festival hall and many more.
Lánre has spent the past couple of years playing her songs in cafés, bars and various charity events all over London.
She has taken her Singing for Change acoustic tour to various venues and events like the Greenbelt Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Bath Music Festival, Brighton Fringe, Toronto Canada and Paris.
Her debut solo album Pen Voyage Chapter One: Singing for Change produced by Goz-i-am was officially released on the 30th September 2011. Má Gbàgbé, one of the leading songs on the album was selected to be on the Lufthansa Airline’s playlist “Sounds of Africa”
She has also had songs from the album played on BBC 6 and BBC London 94.9
Her music can be best described as acoustic soul with influences from her Nigerian heritage of storytelling and folk music along with her background in gospel music.
Agnes Meadows has been a Featured Poet with the Austin International Poetry Festival ten times, and has twice won the Christina Sergeyevna Award for Outstanding Writing. She has also read and given workshops at festivals and events all over the world, most recently in Singapore and Zurich. . Agnes also runs successful poetry events in London, including ‘Loose Muse’, the capital’s only regular event for women writers at the Poetry Society’s Poetry Cafe. She has been an adviser on Poetry for Channel 4 TV. She has written five books of poetry, entitled “You and Me”, “Quantum Love”, “Woman”, “At Damascus Gate on Good Friday”, and ‘This One Is For You’, the latter three published by Flipped Eye. Agnes has also produced a CD of her poetry with music, called “Blues Shakin’ My Heels’. She is currently, and incredibly slowly, writing a novel set in 12th Century Constantinople, with a woman soldier as the central character.
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