SFJAZZ Poetry Festival w/ Genny Lim: Black Lives Matter | SFJAZZ
SFJAZZ Poetry Festival w/ Genny Lim: Black Lives Matter
Marc Bamuthi Joseph (+ musicians)
ln the Fall of 2007, Bamuthi graced the cover of Smithsonian Magazine after being named one of America’s Top Young lnnovators in the Arts and Sciences. He is the artistic director of the 7-part HBO documentary Russell Simmons presents Brave New Voices and an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, which annually recognizes 50 of the country’s “greatest living artists”. He is the 2011 Alpert Award winner in Theater and in April 2012, he was one of 21 artists to be named to the inaugural class of Doris Duke Artists. He currently is completing new works for the Philadelphia Opera and South Coast Repertory Theater while serving as Director of Performing Arts at YBCA.
Lewis Jordan is an international touring and recording musician; poet; actor and playwright. He was a founding member of United Front, the seminal San Francisco Bay Area ensemble known for its originality, aggressive imagination and cultural synthesis. Jordan founded Music at Large in 1976, dedicated to interdisciplinary and multicultural productions, with presentations incorporating music, theater, dance, poetry and visual art.
Avoctja is an award winning Poet & multi-instrumentalist who has opened for Betty Carter in New York City, Peru's Susana Baca at San Francisco’s Encuentro Popular & Cuba’s Gema y Pável, played with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Bobi & Luis Cespedes, John Handy, Sonido Afro Latina, Dimensions Dance Theater, Black Poets With Attitudes