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
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.
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!
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."
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.