Presented by JazzYYC & Calgary Spoken Word Society
All the way from Harlem in New York City, jazz-poet Quincy Troupe - is joined by Calgary's Poet Laureate, Sheri-D Wilson - and both are accompanied by musicians from Calgary's popular Redline Trio + 2 featuring Mark DeJong, Steve Shepard, Jeff Sulima, Gus Moberg and Mark Limacher!
Troupe is a West African storyteller (Griot Jali), a giant of American and global culture, a deep poet who weaves all that jazz into his words and sounds. In 2010, Troupe received the American Book Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. Well-known for his memoir about his friend, "Miles and Me: The Autobiography of Miles Davis", and "The Pursuit of Happyness", written with Chris Gardner. Troupe is the author of 20 books, including 10 volumes of poetry and 3 children’s books. His writings have been translated into over 30 languages.
Sheri-D Wilson (Poet Laureate) is the award-winning author of 11 books, the creator of 4 short films, and 4 albums combining music and poetry. Known for her electric performance style, she is a favourite of festivals around the world.
Like all seductions, expect the unexpected in this unforgettable evening! A night filled with beauty, wit, joy, word and music riffs, all with a full-on seduction in jazz.
What inspires me is everything wonderful, provocative, beautiful and creative I encounter each and every day, which could be anything - the natural world, something someone said, some fantastic food I might eat, music, a painting, the style and beauty of a man, or woman, the grace of a human being or animal. - Quincy Troupe, African Voices
Friday November 8 @ 9:30pm
Saturday November 9 @ 9:30pm
Ironwood Stage & Grill, 1229 - 9 Ave SE
TIX: $25 at www.jazzyyc.com