Sunday 10th November 2013
Join us for the JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX (Upstairs @ Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club) on Sunday 10th November 2013 for some unexpurgated words & music with special guests including: feminist poet Chimene Suleyman, surrealist poet Ronnie McGrath, 2013 shortlisted Young Poet Laureates for London - Aisling Fahey & Bridget Minamore. Plus music from emerging jazz songstress Ayesha Pike.
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 & Jacob Sam-La Rose. Join us for what promises to be a thrilling night of diverse spoken word & jazz from some of the freshest exponents on the scene. Plus live jazz trio & Open Mic. With cushions to lunge on, cocktails to imbibe & surprises, this diverse night is one night not to miss!
PLUS Jukebox Open Mic:
Come & sing with our amazing house band or perform some poetry.
Chimene Suleyman / Ronnie McGrath / Bridget Minamore / Aisling Fahey / Ayesha Pike
Compered by & with music from Jumoké Fashola
Date: Sunday 10th November 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
A surrealist, avant-garde poet and painter, Ronnie McGrath is a published writer and Creative Writing Lecturer at Imperial College London. Works by Ronnie include Data Trace, a collection of poetry (published by SALT), and a CD entitled Acoustic Avant-Gardism (ankhademia press). He has appeared on the BBC 4 documentary Tales From The Front Room, and has just completed a novel entitled Satchmo’s Lips, which he hopes to have published in the new year.
Review of Data Trace in Wasafiri, issue no 69 Journal of International Contemporary Writing.
“That a single collection should contain such a range of material and such a wide variety of styles is a testament to the poet’s versatility and his resistance to the deadening satisfaction of cliché.”
Chimene Suleyman (@chimenesuleyman)
Chimene Suleyman is a writer from London. She has represented the UK at the International Biennale 2011 and has a one-woman show later this year. She runs established night Kid, I wrote back, and collects photos of Canary Wharf.
Bridget Minamore (@bridgetminamore)
Bridget Minamore is a London based poet who has been performing poetry since 2009. She has worked with the National Theatre's New Writers' programme and has had poems exhibited at a TEDxLondon conference. Bridget has represented the UK at the 2011 Biennial of Young Artists in Rome and been an Associate Artist at the Roundhouse with her poetry collectives Point Blank Poets and Rubix. She is completing an English degree at University College London and currently blogs for the arts organisation Poejazzi, and recently was shortlisted to be the first Young Poet Laureate for London.
Aisling Fahey (@_AislingF)
Aisling Fahey is a poet who has performed in various locations across England and America, including the Barbican, Battersea Arts Centre and Chicago. She is winner of the London Teenage Senior Slam and Slambassadors UK, run in association with the poetry society. She is also a member of the Burn After Reading collective and was short-listed for the Young Poet Laureate of London position earlier this year.
'She may only be 20 years old, but her poetry certainly belies her tender years.' Waltham Forest Guardian, August 2013
Ayesha Pike (@AyeshaPike)
Currently studying jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ayesha Pike began her journey in music at the famous BRIT school for Performing Arts in London where she studied Musical Theatre. It was here surrounded by the creativity of the school that Ayesha began writing and performing her own songs. While working on and performing these songs around London Ayesha began to discover and fall in love with jazz and it was this that led her to want to study this art form in depth. Through Guildhall Ayesha was chosen to sing lead for several Charles Mingus performances performed at ‘The Spice of Life’ and in collaboration with the Duke Ellington Society UK, Ayesha was chosen to sing lead in the Duke Ellington Big Band Performance performed at Pizza Express Soho. Ayesha has worked with artists such as Lianne Caroll, Ian Shaw, Elisa Caleb and Femi Temowo at venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Soho, the 606 Club and the Jazz Café.
‘If you can have improvising in your genes, then she’s got it!’ – Ian Shaw
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