Low Stars: Feb. 2008

The word/jazz performance series presents collaborative spoken word and improvised music performances that feature an ever evolving all-star cast of Austin’s best performance poets, musicians, and writers who create live-on-the-spot spontaneous compositions.

Now one of Austin’s longest lived spoken word and music projects, word/jazz creates a comfortable setting for exploration of how traditional call-and-response can be adapted to performance situations where artists are free to improvise based on real time inspiration of the moment.

Anchored by a rhythm section of gifted improvisers and guest solists who keep the exploration moving with riff-based groove-noise, Harold McMillan’s word/jazz low stars includes local spoken word stand-outs Ivanho, Thom the World Poet, Ricardo Acevedo, and others. Past featured performers include Valerie Bridgeman Davis, raulsalinas, Zell Miller, Sharon Bridgeforth, Chandra Washington and numerous other world-class Austin-based poets, writers, and players.

For more information, contact Harold McMillan at 477-9438.

Also, be sure to check out the Austin International Poetry Fest