POEMJAZZ WITH ROBERT PINSKY
AT THE TOWN HALL THEATER
Robert Pinsky will be performing PoemJazz with his trio of musicians.
“In jazz, as in poetry,” says 3-time US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, “there is always that play between what’s regular and what’s wild. That has always appealed to me.” Pinsky’s innovative dialogue between poetry and music, PoemJazz intertwines language and instrument, emphasizing the physical and melodic qualities of voice, as well as the way jazz improvisation can sometimes seem to speak. The result is an organic new whole of sound and sense. A book and CD signing follows.
Opening for PoemJazz will be local troubadours Los Lorcas. In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca—gifted musician, legendary poet/playwright and ebullient performer—poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up. Los Lorcas blurs boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Lorca so ardently championed.”