The Jazz Verse Jukebox - 8 on the door

The Jazz Verse Jukebox - 8 on the door

The Jazz Verse Jukebox - 8 on the door

Selected performance:
Sunday 12th August - Sunday 9th September

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A fantastic jazz, spoken word and poetry monthly night presented by Jumoké Fashola with special guests varying from month to month.

JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX

Join us to celebrate our 6th Birthday on Sunday 12th April 2015

A line-up that will put a 'Spring' in your step . . . come & be dazzled by the sublime lyricism, vocal dexterity & passionate verse of HKB FiNN -“A fission of Jazz, Hip Hop & Reggae with West African over tones” Yomi GREEdS Sode- “a hybrid of rap and spoken word ”, MARK GWYNNE JONES - One of the most accomplished performance poets in the land… drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem.”,  ADISA - "Adisa’s gift to the world is ‘the word’. His art of ‘verbalizing’ opens new doors, make connections and creates magic.”  JAZZMAN JOHN CLARK -"UK beat poet & troubadour" and music from Jumoké Fashola - “…diverse musical tastes with emphasis on African inspired jazz.”



With live band and Open Mic for poets/singers.

 

 

 

Compered by & with music from Jumoké Fashola

(www.jumokefashola.com)
Date: SUNDAY 12th April 2015
Location: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (Upstairs), 47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT
Show Times: Doors Open 6.30pm, Show from 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.00. (Available on the Door Only)Tube: Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square
Web: www.about.me/jazzversejukebox
Email: JazzVerseJukebox@me.com

 



Featuring:

HKB FiNN (@HKBFiNN)

 

HKB FiNN is a spoken word artist with a difference. His work explores the connections between cultures and his music combines elements of Jazz, Hip Hop & Reggae into a unique blend. With Poetry and occasional Raps that covers a wide range of topics from Love to Spirituality, he creates incredible soundscapes that examines our collective roots.

In the late '90's he was inspired to create a form of urban music that embraces folk traditions as well as charting urban realities. He calls this sound: Organica. FiNN describes Organica as: “A fission of Jazz, Hip Hop & Reggae with West African over tones”. His solo recordings have been themed around particular aspects of Organica and have gained him worldwide popularity as an innovator of ‘underground music’. An engaging performer, FiNN has also collaborated with a number of musical luminaries including: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Nojazz, Soweto Kinch, Orphy Robinson, Viva Sinfonia, Nitin Sahwney, Kasse Mady Diabate, Tunde Jegede, The Orb, Shur-I-Kan, The Royal Opera House, Robert Mitchell’s Panacea and many more. Over the years, FiNN and his ensemble have performed in over 25 countries worldwide and describes this work as: “Making music based on sharing truth, spreading love and delivering exceedingly good grooves.”
HKB Finn’s new recording, ‘PRELUDE: URBAN ROOTS’ expertly explores stories of Loss, Love and Life’s Sweet Moments in a brilliantly conceived mini-album where Hip Hop melds together intense Jazz, Gospel & Afro-Beat influences to form a concise collection of blissful songs.
www.hkbfinn.com

 

MARK GWYNNE JONES (@MarkGwynneJones)

 

Four times fringe-award winner, Mark Gwynne Jones is well known for mind altering poetry with an almost music-hall edge. He mixes humour and poignancy with great skill and through collaborations with film-makers and musicians he is pushing poetry in new and exciting directions. Mark’s work is contagious, gritty and sometimes startlingly sensitive.

Appearing solo and with The Psychicbread, a show combining poetry and music Mark has toured with Kate Rusby and performed alongside The Levellers, Alan Bates, Mark Radcliffe and John Peel favourites Half Man Half Biscuit. He has sold poetry to the CIA; written poetry with disenfranchised kids in some of the most deprived areas of Britain and held various writing residencies in galleries, prisons and cinema. Mark regularly performs at music and literature festivals throughout the UK and abroad. In 2008 Loughborough University commissioned Mark to write a series of poems for a performance walk and following the event’s success, Gunpowder Parks commissioned him to write in and around four of London’s central parks exploring what is meant by ‘common ground’ in 21st century Britain. Mark has won The National Trust Poetry Competition and the Buxton Festival Fringe. With filmmaker Andy Lawrence, Mark produced a unique series of 6 film-poems. It’s Only Water was broadcast by ITV and The Message, a screenplay mixing poetry and drama, ran for seven nights on SKY television.

Inspired… one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land… drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem. The Guardian

www.psychicbread.org

ADISA (@Adisapoet)

 

Adisa is a favourite on the spoken word and performance poetry scenes.  He has performed widely – from music and literature festivals to pubs, from Buckingham Palace to schools, theatres and day centres for senior citizens. He’s been a winner of a national competition New Performance Poet of the Year, a Hackney Poet Laureate and Poet-in-Residence at the Crafts Council. He has toured around the world, from poetry and literature festivals to international schools, including the London Jazz Festival, the ‘Power in the Voice’ British Council Project in Botswana and international schools in a range of countries. His first collection of selected poems, Lip Hopping With Fundi-Fu was published in 2010 (Caboodle Books).  He regularly gives readings from his collection at schools and festivals and his work has been published in poetry anthologies including Poems Out Loud selected by Brian Moses (Hodder Wayland Books), Velocity: The best of Apples and Snakes (Black Spring Press) and Moving Voices Black Performance Poetry (Hansib Publications)..

“Adisa’s gift to the world is ‘the word’. His art of ‘verbalizing’ opens new doors, make connections and creates magic.” Richard Mallett, London Philharmonic Orchestra

"Adisa has an amazing ability to draw out fine poetic words from even the most reluctant of students.  He inspires without overwhelming and continues to win over teachers and students to the power of poetry. He is capable of delivering a workshop to just about anyone"Centerprise Literature Development Project

“Adisa is the future.  It’s so good to have something to look forward to” Benjamin Zephaniah
http://www.adisaworld.com

 

Yomi 'GREEdS' Sode (@iamgreeds)

 

Over the past 18 months GREEdS has had his music played on 1XTRA, opened for superstar poet/actor Saul Williams, made his mark on the I Luv Live stage, performed at Streetfest, Rivington Street Festival, featured at The Southbank Centre, started a monthly poetry night at Shoreditch’s Boxpark and starred in a short film. Prior to that he released his debut project “Volume In Silence” which was majority poetry,  and then teamed up with The Remedies, to release a live EP entitled Ready. Yomi ended 2014 with a bang with Sacrifice: The offering and The Slaughter. This was a 3 show, 2 Workshop and 1 VIP experience that was created and presented alongside US Poet Jasmine Mans and began 2015 as one of 5 creatives chosen for Nimble Fish's RE:Play, to develop a one man show and launch it at The Southbank Centre.

Add that to already established "The Daddy Diaries", an online platform dedicated to the stories and dads and you have one, very busy man.

As the first Spoken word artist to take a stage at Wireless Yahoo! Festival, Yomi, who has a background in Social Work and Youth engagement, is very used to making waves and setting trends.

www.iamGREEdS.com

JAZZMAN JOHN CLARK

 

A published poet & recording artist 'JAZZMAN JOHN' regularly combines with a variety of talented musicians, has been known as a stalwart of the London Spokenword for more than ten years now & has also hosted a string of Poetry/Music club events across Town. The latest being the monthly 'Eastbeat' night at the iconic 'Kingsley Hall' in Bow, East London. Known in particular for his fast delivery (he can also do 'lyrical' too), John has performed in numerous Festivals across the UK, France, Holland & Italy. His favourite homespun catchphrase is: "If you're not out there,you're not doin' it!"

 

 

  PLUS Jukebox Open Mic: 

Come & sing with our amazing house band or perform some poetry.

 

DETAILS:

Date: SUNDAY 12th April 2015
Location: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (Upstairs), 47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT
Show Times: Doors Open 6.30pm, Show from 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.00. (Available on the Door Only)Tube: Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square
Web: www.jumokefashola.com
Email: JazzVerseJukebox@me.com

 

 

 

Notes for Editors:

1.About Jazz Verse Jukebox (@jazzversejukebo)
The monthly JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX has been described as "the perfect jazz poetry party" (Michael Horovitz). It's where established and upcoming spoken word poets & singers gather to share their artistry. The brainchild of broadcaster & vocalist Jumoké Fashola, it features an amazing line-up of artistes continuing the age-old tradition of intertwining jazz and performance poetry, plus a unique ‘jukebox’ OPEN MIC allowing the audience to showcase their skills of jazz improvisation or spoken word.

2. The Jazz Verse Jukebox is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month (except August), Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Soho. Upcoming 2015 Dates: 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July
 
3. About JUMOKE FASHOLA (@jumokefashola)
Jumoké is the creator and host of the monthly Jazz Verse Jukebox at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (Upstairs) London. She currently presents Inspirit with Jumoké Fashola, BBC London 94.9’s Sunday Breakfast magazine programme (5.30am – 9am). She presented The Ronnie Scott's Radio Show on Jazz FM.  Other radio credits include, Late Show (BBC London 94.9fm) You and Yours (Radio 4) Pause for Thought (Radio 2), Everywoman (BBC World Service), Good Morning Sunday (Radio 2). Her TV credits include the Holiday Programme (BBC1), Summer Holiday (BBC1) Summer Praise (BBC1). Jumoké has sung most musical forms from Handel to Gershwin to Gospel to Bernstein, at venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the London Arena. Her solo repertoire comprises an edgy blend of jazz, R&B and soul, eloquently expressed and dynamically delivered. Time Out Magazine describes her as a “Head-spinningly versatile singer".  Her debut album, ‘The Condition of Being A Woman’ was released in 2014.
www.jumokefashola.com

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