The Most, The All Of It
June 2, 7:30 pm
The Old Church Downtown Portland (Portland)
This is an in-person event
$5 - $35
The following description was submitted by the event organizer.Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble amplifies spoken word in an evening curated by Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani.
PJCE invites 4 spoken word poets and 6 composers to take flight in new pieces for their 12-piece jazz band. Performing together, the poets and musicians explore many facets of the human experience:
Can music resist the violence of society? Can we transcend the boundaries to togetherness? How do we reunite with our inner child? Where do we find solace for our sorrow?
Mojgani will perform with new works by Cyrus Nabipoor, Jessika Smith, and Noah Simpson. Other creative teams include Thick in the Throat Honey, the sound poetry performance duo of Arab American poet and essayist Claudia F. Saleeby Savage and multi-instrumentalist and composer John C. Savage; friends since childhood, musician Bryan Smith and writer Matt Spohn; and hip hop artist David Barber with third-generation musician, trombonist/composer James Powers.