When: Thursday, July 24th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Host for the show:
Dave Laczko - Trumpet has been on the Austin Jazz scene for decades including the Brarons of Rhythm and 14 years as a Jazz DJ for KAZI radio and recordings with WD-41, JA Deane, Scott Amendola and Shrunken Head Shop. WD-41 currently have a top ranked video and mp3 at All About Jazz and their latest release was a Top 3 editors pick at Guitar Player Magazine.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 its work promoting local arts and artists. Children have free admission.
Free beer will be available for adults from Live Oak Brewery while supplies last.
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.