When: Thursday September 26 at 7:00pm
Where: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard,
1106 East 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Cost: $5 suggested donation, Kids free
Contact: Harold McMillan Director@diversearts.org
7:00pm - WD-41
8:00pm - word/jazz
9:00pm - super jam
The word/jazz performance series and Jazz OUTside with Diverse Artes 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:
Willie Oteri & WD-41 with Dave Laczko and very special guests Joshua Thomson and Samuel Kardec
Willie Oteri -Guitar, has collaborated and performed with Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter) Dino J.A. Deane (John Zorn, Jon Hassel) Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, XTC), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, SteveVai) and others including Ronan Chris Murphy (producer and musician), Brannen Temple (Sheena Easton, Kevin Paige, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson), bassist Chris Maresh (Eric Johnson, Abra Moore, Mitch Watkins), Mike Malone (Jimmy Smith) and Ephraim Owens (Erika Badu). In recent years, it is Oteri's role as composer and band leader which has garnered him increasing notoriety coupled with a notable unique style on guitar.
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.
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.
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.