LONDON N1: Jazz Verse Jukebox 24th Feb 2017
Date: Friday 24 February, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH
Publicity material for this event says:
The eclectic JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX continues its spring season at Hoxton Hall on Friday 24th February.
Described as “the perfect jazz poetry party” (Michael Horovitz), the JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX continues the age-old tradition of intertwining jazz improvisation and spoken word. Join us for what promises to be a thrilling night of diverse spoken word & jazz from some of the freshest exponents on the scene. Hosted by & with music from Jumoké Fashola.
The Jazz Verse Jukebox on Friday 24th February features
Randolph Matthews @Randolphinfo
With a series of crafted original songs combined with distinctively re-worked covers this is the essential English artiist Randolph Matthews. Performing solo accompanied only by his looped voice where his roots in Jazz, blues and folk music explore the thin line between the divine and secular. His compositions are musically piercing and attuned to the stories of life but also humorously poetic mixing lost love ,melancholy and sophisticated technology for atmosphere. He moved from pub gigs to concert halls, breaking free from traditional song structures, inventing his own electrifying musical style. He is noticeably seen playing on stage with a fedora hat and an old 1960 suitcase .‘Randolph Matthews is imagination, a beyond-definition vocalist.
“If you get a chance to see him, grab it with both hands. You will come away inspired & uplifted” – BBC Radio London
Annette Badland (@annettebadland1)
Annette Badland is an Olivier nominated actress currently to be seen in Eastenders and Outlander. She is also known for her roles in Dr Who, Bergerac and Cutting It. Her theatre work includes roles with Sir Peter Hall’s Company, the RSC, National Theatre, Royal Court, Cheek by Jowl, the Almeida, the West End and The Royal Exchange, Manchester where she won critical acclaim as Madame Arcarti in Blithe Spirit. Films include: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Twenty Four Seven, Jabberwocky and Little Voice. She also plays Hazel in The Archers!
“The glorious Annette Badland as Hazel in The Archers is a touch of genius!” Jonathan Harvey
Belinda Zhawi (@MamoyoBornFree)
Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean-born writer and educator who lives and works in London. Her work mostly focuses on memories of living in rural and urban Zimbabwe. She has performed across the UK in numerous venues, festivals and events including at Africa Writes, Bestival and TATE, with her work published in the anthologies Liminal Animals and Casagrande: Rain Of Poems. In 2013, Zhawi featured on Channel 4’s Random Acts and also co-founded the monthly poetry night, BORN::FREE. Zhawi was shortlisted for 2015-16 Young Poet Laureate’s London role. She is currently the ICA’s Associate Poet.
David Neita (@PoetryLawyer)
Dave Neita is a London-based lawyer, performance poet. A barrister by training and a performance artist through practice, Dave is known as, ‘The People’s Poet and Lawyer’. David’s work marries advocacy skills with theatricality to empower and motivate young or marginalised people of all ages and from all walks of life. Early in his career, David was a member of the legal team that achieved one of the largest settlements in a class action suit. It was brought against a multi-national mining company on behalf of black miners in South Africa and set the tone for his future work. He is the author of two volumes of poetry and three CDs: City Life, PURE and The LIE Centenary.
Nathan Evans (@nathanevans74)
Nathan is a writer, director and performer whose work in film, cabaret and theatre has been funded by the Arts Council, toured by the British Council, broadcast on Channel 4 and archived by the BFI. His first poetry collection Threads, a collaboration with photographer Justin David, has recently been published by Inkandescent.
‘Threads is a fine piece of work – a winning blend of words and images, woven together with passion and wit.’ PAUL BURSTON
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