The 7th annual Jazz Poetry Concert featured writers Sonia Sanchez, Israel Centeno, Khet Mar, Hind Shoufani, Alexandra Petrova, and Tommi Parkko, accompanied by jazz musician Oliver Lake and the jazz trio Tarbaby.
Musicologist Heather Pinson talks about preparing to emcee this year’s City of Asylum’s Jazz Poetry Concert. Heather volunteered backstage at the concert last year and wrote about the experience for Sampsonia Way.
On September 10, Sampsonia Way, an alley in Pittsburgh’s Northside, will become the stage for the acclaimed open air jazz concert. Jazz Poetry Concert will be streamed live on the web at http://www.livestream.com/jazzpoetryconcert.
Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.