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Jazz and Poetry Marathon at Flushing Town Hall

In celebration of National Jazz and Poetry Month in April, the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts will present at Flushing Town Hall a weekend-long series of events featuring extraordinary performances by leading jazz musicians, singers and poets.

Friday, April 15, 2005 at 8 p.m. Women of Rhyme and Song Enjoy beautiful lyrics and melodies from the Great American Songbook including works by Dorothy Fields, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Bessie Smith. Starring singers Terri Klausner, Deborah Tranelli, Nina Hennessey and Terri Burrell and featuring the Barry Levitt Trio.



Saturday, April 16, 2005 beginning at noon and ending on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at noon Jazz and Poetry Marathon

A free, 24-hour, non-stop jazz and poetry jam session, including community poetry readings, late-night/early morning performances and classic film screenings! Featuring The Joel Harrison & Peter Apfelbaum Duo, The Nat Jones Trio, The Gary Versace & Chris Cheek Duo, Matthew Shipp, Searching For Banjo (featuring Everton Sylvestor), Bob Holman (Bowery Poetry Club), Chica Luna, The Welfare Poets, Steve Dalachinsky, Saul Bennett, George Wallace (Suffolk County Poet Laureate), Ishle Park (Queens Poet Laureate), Regie Cabico, Hal Sirowitz, Moonshine, Leticia Viloria, Simone Gorrindo, Jackie Sheeler, Talk Engine, Seren Divine, the Ugly Duckling Poets, and many more!

Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 8 p.m.

Jazz Classique, part of the Saturday Evening Classics series Acclaimed trumpet player Michael Mossman, saxophonist Antonio Hart, and percussionist Michael Lipsey perform works composed by Maurice Ravel, Darius Milhaud, George Crumb and Jimmy Heath. Presented in partnership with the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College

Sunday, April 17, 2005 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Sunday Gospel Brunch

The weekend culminates with an exhilarating gospel brunch filled with good music and tasty food. Featuring music by the New Generation Gospel Singers.



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