Jazz Ready

Jazz Ready

By La Sirena Magdalena
Life is jazz: unexpected poems for those who think they don't like poetry. Sometimes you'll hear the poetry of music and story. Unexpected guests in unexpected times.
Your host: Magdalena Gómez, Poet Laureate of Springfield, MA
Episode 80: Lydia Cortes, Poet.
Lydia Cortes tells a story through poetry that may ring familiar to some of you.
10:06
June 5, 2020
Episode 79: Yasmin Hernandez. Borikén in the House!
Visual Artist and Poet, Yasmin Hernandez, shares original poetry. This episode is aired in solidarity with all Black Lives and in memory of the executed. Jazz Ready Artists are United in Solidarity: Black Lives Matter. There was and will never be an episode 78. And we will never be able to get it back.
11:19
June 3, 2020
Episode 77: Poet, Andrew Torres performs an original work: "The Fire this Time" Jazz Ready listeners, you get to hear it first!
 Ign!te the M!c in the House! Bronx Afro-Boricua, Andrew Torres, in the house of Springfield! Finishing his doctorate, he still makes time for us. Share the link to share the love.
07:53
June 2, 2020
Episode 76: Black Lives Matter.
 Magdalena Gomez. The Blue Wall. A wall that must come down.
06:44
June 1, 2020
Episode 75, Dr. Roger N. Buckley, Novelist.
Timely work from a prolific artist of novel writing, a scholar and professor, who reads from one of his books that was effortlessly born to be a film.
12:25
May 30, 2020
A Call to Action.
The root of Power.
03:55
May 30, 2020
Episode 73: Sometimes Poets Graduate Law School; Poets are Everywhere!
Our featured artist, Jocelyn Mosman, shares two of her original poems with us. Recorded just for you!
08:32
May 28, 2020
Episode 72: Masaru Koga. Saxophonist, Flautist and Shakuhachi player.
Masaru Koga and his fellow musicians, bring us the sound of "Perseverance" in the most unexpected and life-giving ways. Koga is joined by Daveed Behroozi, piano; Tim Volpicella, electric guitar; Ken Okada, bass; Bryan Bowman, drums; and Jimmy Biala, Percussion. Remember to share the Jazz Ready link with those you love and all you wish to uplift.  The volunteer Jazz Ready artists give their all to us - share the love!
12:06
May 27, 2020
Dan Robert Visits Us from Shondaland!
Dan Robert has created and performs two poems for our Jazz Ready community. Do you live in Western, MA? YES! Our one and only, Dan Robert! Teatro V!da and PVPA in the house, all the way from L.A.
07:29
May 26, 2020
A Special 70th Episode edition featuring the singular, Pan Morigan
In this episode, composer, vocalist, poet and multi-instrumentalist Pan Morigan offers us a special gift created specifically for our Jazz Ready global community. The episode is slightly longer than usual, as we honor all people around the world who have died at the hand of violence. This work honors the dead while inspiring the living. Pan Morigan has travelled the world as an artist, including touring with Bobby McFerrin's, vocal ensemble, "Voicestra." 
19:48
May 25, 2020
Diary of a Patriotic American
Written by Magdalena Gómez shortly after 9/11 and published in 2004 by Rotary Records.
07:11
May 25, 2020
Galen Passen Tells us about his new album project, QScore
Artists of diverse musical genres come together to support day laborers. Learn how you can be part of the vision.
10:25
May 23, 2020
Actor, Juan Roman, Jr. Performs an Original Monologue
What would you write to your father?
06:45
May 22, 2020
Episode 66: Hip Hop Living Legend Nejma Nefertiti
Nejma Nefertiti performs her original "Mother Afrikaa" in a version you'll be hearing here first. 
09:21
May 21, 2020
Episode 65. Leah Wells Returns!
Musician. Singer.Songwriter. Poet. Author. Educator: Leah Wells brings us a light-hearted moment of musical satire.
07:43
May 20, 2020
Poet and Author, Carlos Andrés Gómez
These are visceral poems that gently guide us into a deeper experience of our own humanity. Good medicine for this moment in history, and for any time we wish to be present inside our skin.
11:18
May 19, 2020
Episode 63. NYC actor, Margo Singaliese shares about her real life role with young doctors.
Why an actor brings her craft to medical professionals. Visit www.fuacatafilms.com to learn more about Margo and this innovative woman owned and run production company.
06:07
May 18, 2020
Pasaporte Puertorro Requerido Para Este Episodio
Puerto Rican Passport Required to Access this Episode.
04:41
May 17, 2020
A Poet Who is Always Jazz Ready, Urayoán Noel
Descansen en los brazos de una improvisación bilingüe creada y presentada en El Bronx, por Poeta, Urayoán Noel. Listen and rest in the arms of a bilingual improvised performance created in the South Bronx by Poet, Urayoán Noel.
10:08
May 16, 2020
A Writing Prompt on Family
Is "blood thicker than water"? A reading from "Shameless Woman" followed by a writing prompt for writers at any stage in their craft.
07:05
May 16, 2020
An Intergenerational Honoring: NYC-Springfield Connection
Sitarist and visual artist, Galen Passen living in Brooklyn, NY, honors one of our beloved and respected Arts Elders in Springfield, MA.
07:51
May 15, 2020
Honoring the Global Puerto Rican Diaspora and Human Struggle for De-Colonization.
Embracing and Protecting Cultural  and Historical Memory in Chaotic Times. A writing prompt follows the poem, the title cut from the 2004 CD, Amaxonica: Howls from the Left Side of My Body. Rotary Records. Warren Amerman. Co-producer and Engineer.
13:54
May 14, 2020
Episode 57. "Truth and the Lie", By Musician and Composer, Matthew King with Taproot
A tapestry of music genres will take you on a ride through time back to right now. Music of Resistance and Honoring.
12:18
May 13, 2020
Champeta: Afro-Colombian Music
Alexander Ayala Palacin shares a wonderful teaching about the Champeta music genre, and includes one of his original songs. Like going to class to have fun! Maestro Boricua in the House!
14:37
May 11, 2020
Episode 55: A Mother's Day Commentary from Magdalena Gómez
What is Mother's Day to You?
13:23
May 11, 2020
Meditate and Imagine with Galen Passen on Sitar
Galen left for India while still in high school to pursue his passion for Hindustani music.
11:17
May 9, 2020
She's Back! Zoe Richen Lemos with a New Original Song for You
Episode 52 and Ign!te the M!c is back in the house! Zoe is 16 years old, with a trajectory of work that defies the few years she's been on the planet.  Give a listen; give some love. You will say you knew her when....
07:59
May 7, 2020
A Premiere Recording by World Class Musicians: Tony Vacca; Massamba Diop; and Tim Moran
What?! Yes. Really. It's Really Them. Be transported while staying in place. No ticket required.
11:18
May 6, 2020
A Theatrical Performance by Marina Celander
On this 50th episode of Jazz Ready, let's welcome multidisciplinary artist, Marina Celander, as she shares an excerpt from one of her award winning solo shows. 
10:41
May 5, 2020
Episode49. Campsite85 A Genre Bending Indie Band
Western Massachusetts is a land of artists and many of them land in Springfield at Ign!te the M!c at the Bing Arts Center, where magic always happens. We loved them Live and now they're back, connecting us, defying distance.
09:10
May 5, 2020
Award Winning Poet, Dr. Artress Bethany White Reads from Her Work.
You never know who you'll meet at the library.
12:38
May 4, 2020
Episode 47. Prayers Don't Have to Be Nice
What I didn't learn in Sunday School.
03:58
May 3, 2020
International Workers' Day: What about...?
A narrative Inspired by the work of sculptor Leah Poller.
09:33
May 1, 2020
Perry Yung: Actor, Musician, Craftsman
Perry Yung brings us Shakuhachi offerings of honoring and remembering those who have passed. Some of you know him as Father Jun on the Cinemax/HBO Series, Warrior.
14:24
April 28, 2020
Poeta Mexicana, Glenda Jasso Aquino: Poesía en Nahuatl, Maya-Yokot'an, y Español
Mexican Poet, Glenda Jasso Aquino, shares poems in ancestral languages.
07:19
April 27, 2020
Activist Poet, Bob Spivey
A Journey from Visions to Re-Visions. Where do you travel?
08:19
April 26, 2020
Shoebox Memories: Life's Lost and Found
Episode 40. James Lescault, Executive Director of Amherst Media in Massachusetts, shares rediscovered moments from his past and a poem written in his youth. www.amherstmedia.org
07:07
April 26, 2020
Ramadan Blesses Us All
Multi-disciplinary Artist and Lighting Designer, Kathy Couch joins us with her personal thoughts on Ramadan and a poem by Kazim Ali.
05:35
April 24, 2020
She has sung on stages and to the Gulf of Mexico
Welcome to Episode 38. Diana Alvarez is with us once again, with a new song.  You can also hear her on Episode 27.
06:28
April 23, 2020
Bring It On! The People are Listening!
A Jazz Ready Invitation from La Sirena Magdalena
05:28
April 23, 2020
The Intersection of Science, Art, and Daydreams
Science Professor and Researcher, Dan Bisaccio brings us poetry and narrative of optimism and solace for these times and for always, as we honor Earth Day and Poetry Month.
08:50
April 22, 2020
Visionary Simplicity for Complicated Times
Filmmaker and Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Ela Alpi Visits from Chile. Podcast in Spanish and English. Episodio 36 en Español e Inglés.
12:21
April 21, 2020
Farewell Upon Arrival
A poem on grieving I wrote for this moment we share together.
07:56
April 20, 2020
I Predict this Song Will Be a Hit!
Lay it All Down, by Leah Wells.
08:17
April 19, 2020
Stories from Across the Pond
Marian Woodstock of the U.K. reminds us of simple acts done with great love. The poetry of living with intention.
12:07
April 18, 2020
Some Good News Thanks to YOU!
This episode features Ign!te the M!c Collect!ve member, Ilhan Braxton.
05:44
April 17, 2020
Some Poets Study Medicine
A young woman with a vision for her life, Mina Atif.
09:00
April 16, 2020
Harrisburg, PA Poet Laureate Rick Kearns-Morales
When Arts Heal. Morales performs a memorial tribute.
11:28
April 14, 2020
Zoe Rinchen Lemos Shares an Original Song, Tennessee
16 years old, and an old soul you'll want to hear again and again. Ign!te the M!c in the house!
10:16
April 13, 2020
Revolutionized, We Rise! (a long distance collaboration)
Happy Easter, in all that it represents, no matter who we are or what we believe. Dr. Otto Muller: Piano; mix. Dr. Myrna Miranda-O'Neill, flute. Magdalena Gomez, text; reader.
06:48
April 12, 2020
La Doctora Xingona Visits
Diana Alvarez, known as a vocalist, is also a poet...and so much more.
05:04
April 11, 2020
Prayer for Revolution
A New Year's Eve Prayer from 2019. Poet: Magdalena Gómez. What would be your revolutionary prayer?
04:29
April 10, 2020
A Poet Who Code Switches
María Luisa Arroyo reads to us in her own voice.
05:14
April 9, 2020
La Loca
Have you ever been called Loca?
07:54
April 9, 2020
Many Tribes, Many Nations
 Readings from the work of poet, Nina Lydia Olff. Who will speak to us of death?
10:35
April 8, 2020
Voice of a Prophet
A Call to Be Change Makers 
08:38
April 7, 2020
Why I Became a Loud Puerto Rican with Voice, Piano, and Flute
Dr. Otto Muller, Piano; Dr. Myrna Miranda-O'Neill, Flute; Magdalena Gómez, Poet Goddard College, Vermont, 2016
11:42
April 6, 2020
Breath. A Writing Prompt.
What poems, stories, warnings and secrets does your breathing hold?
08:33
April 4, 2020
Poem by a Farm Worker
How are you and the Earth getting along?
07:47
April 4, 2020
Covid 19 Takes the Mic
Covid 19 has some things to say.
12:23
April 2, 2020
Celebrate Poetry Month
Opening the month with Chilean revolutionary singer and composer, Victor Jara.
08:33
April 1, 2020
Asking Ourselves Hard Questions
Holy Week?
11:53
March 31, 2020
Poet Francheska Morales in Her Own Voice
Ign!te the M!c Founding Member shares a poem of resistance about depression.
07:31
March 30, 2020
For the Women of El Bronx (Original/Unedited)
From my first poetry CD, Amaxonica: Howls fom the Left Side of My Body
07:46
March 29, 2020
Julia de Burgos
Celebrating an Afro-Boricua Poet and Activist
10:36
March 29, 2020
A Poem by Jayne Cortez
Poem followed by a writing prompt or simply something to think about.
06:10
March 27, 2020
A Puerto Rican Revolutionary & Poet
Rafael Cancel Miranda. Always in Our Hearts. A reading in Spanish.
04:06
March 26, 2020
A Poem by Marge Piercy
To Be? To Do?
04:10
March 25, 2020
Wisdom of Our Young
More Inspiring Poems by Children
11:42
March 25, 2020
Inspired by New Orleans
A poem I was commissioned to write a decade ago.
07:47
March 24, 2020
Inspiration from a Medieval Poet
Do you have an Ode waiting to be written?
09:14
March 22, 2020
A Quiet Revolution
Keeping it short. Keeping it real.
06:25
March 21, 2020
You Can Keep Your Hat On: Inspired by the late Boricua Author, Judith Ortiz Cofer
This episode features a writing prompt that you can use even if you've never written a poem before, or you've written a thousand poems. Your muse is always within. 
07:01
March 20, 2020
Burlesque House Poet
Origins of a Nuyorican Performance Poet, 1971
14:26
March 19, 2020
In Gratitude for Rain
Protect Water and Thank her.
04:04
March 19, 2020
Two Poems by Children to Inspire You
Magdalena Gomez reads from an anthology of young poets; commentary
05:09
March 18, 2020
Why Jazz Ready? An Introduction.
This is the first in a series. As the Poet Laureate of Springfield, Massachusetts, I want to share what will uplift, encourage and inspire you with poetry from around the world, and some of my own; magical stories from everyday life; a conjuring based in love and positive thoughts for real life. 
01:23
March 18, 2020