‘Jazzoetry’: Music Set to Words

Jazz musicians and poets team up

The nonprofit Calling All Poets will debut “Jazzoetry” at Quinn’s in Beacon from 8 to 11 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27. The event features a quintet of jazz musicians — Kitt Potter, Neil Alexander, Robert Kope, Dean Sharo and Eric Pearson — who will engage with poets. The poets are Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson, the 2017 Dutchess County poet laureate; Mike Jurkovic and Glenn Werner of Calling All Poets; and storytellers Evelyn Clarke, Esther Taylor Evans and Steve Jones.

Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson, the 2017 poet laureate of Dutchess County (Photo provided)

The performance will include music from the 1940s and ’50s as well as contemporary jazz, groove and hip-hop. The suggested donation is $10. See callingallpoets.net.

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