Jazz OUTside 2014

JazzOutside2014

When: Thursday, September 25th
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Music starts at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard,
1106 East 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Cost: $5 suggested donation, Kids free

Contact: Harold McMillan info2@diversearts.org

Featuring:
WD-41 at 7:00PM
Word/Jazz Low Stars at 8:00PM
Improv jam at 9
:00PM


The word/jazz performance series and Jazz OUTside with Diverse Arts presents collaborative spoken word and improvised music performances that feature an ever evolving all-star cast of Austin’s best performance poets, musicians, and writers who create live-on-the-spot spontaneous compositions. These are decidedly not “poetry readings.” Now one of Austin’s longest lived spoken word and music projects (since 2000), word/jazz creates a comfortable setting for exploration of how traditional call-and-response can be adapted to performance situations where artists are free to improvise based on real time inspiration of the moment.

Please note, these shows start early 7pm and end at 10. Many people have been arriving late, after 9, and wondering why they missed the show.

Word/Jazz Low Stars
Anchored by a rhythm section of gifted improvisers—Doug Marcis on drums, Chris Vestra on guitar, Harold McMillan on bass and gifted soloists (Cami Rocha on saxophones) who keep the exploration moving with riff-based groove-noise, Harold McMillan’s word/jazz lowstars includes local spoken word stand-outs Ivanho, Thom the World Poet, Ricardo Acevedo, and others. Past featured performers include Valerie Bridgeman Davis, raulsalinas, Zell Miller, Daniel Davis Clayton, Poet on Watch, Sharon Bridgeforth, Chandra Washington and numerous other world-class Austin-based poets, writers, and players.
The word/jazz performance series and Jazz OUTside with Diverse Arts presents collaborative spoken word and improvised music performances that feature an ever evolving all-star cast of Austin’s best performance poets, musicians, and writers who create live-on-the-spot spontaneous compositions.These are decidedly not “poetry readings.” Now one of Austin’s longest lived spoken word and music projects (since 2000), word/jazz creates a comfortable setting for exploration of how traditional call-and-response can be adapted to performance situations where artists are free to improvise based on real time inspiration of the moment.

WD-41
Willie Oteri and Dave Laczko aka WD-41 have been at the forefront of the Austin Beyond Jazz and Improvisation scene since there first self titled release in 2009. There second release Temi Per Cinema was a Top 3 Editors pick in Guitar Player Magazine in December 2010 and a video from that album was in the number 2 slot at All About Jazz for over six months. They are also members of the international recording and touring group Shrunken Head Shop. Together they have recorded and collaborated with some to the worlds top musicians including Scott Amendola. Schroeder and Dino JA Deane. Willie Oteri has also recorded and performed with Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Stu Hamm, Jerry Marotta and many more and has been composing music for TV and film since the mid ’80s.

We hope you will join us. Great food near by and B.Y.O.B (cans and plastic only). Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. A $5 donation is suggested to help DiverseArts continue it’s work promoting local arts and artists. Children have free admission.

DiverseArts is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that …..a great nation deserves great art.

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