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.
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.