Join us as we partner with ArtsWestchester to present The Duende Project and a special edition of the White Plains Library Poetry Slam as part of White Plains Jazz Fest 2015. This free event will take place on Saturday, September 26, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the auditorium at the White Plains Public Library.
The Duende Project is the collaboration among Tony Brown, veteran performance poet; Steven Lanning-Cafaro (Faro), bassist/guitarist; guitarist and producer Chris Lawton; and drummer Chris O’Donnell.
Tony has been writing for over 40 years, and publishing and performing his work for over 30. A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. He has traveled all over the country, slammed for the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, organized and hosted readings and reading series, and written on poetry for the website Got Poetry. Steven is an acclaimed bass teacher and virtuoso player of 4, 5, and 6 string electric bass, upright bass, as well as an accomplished jazz guitarist.
As The Duende Project, they’ve spent nearly 8 years performing up and down the East Coast and have released five collections of their work, including the recent collection of work by the four-piece band, “Basement Takes.” Together and separately they have opened for and performed with artists as diverse as jazz bass genius William Parker, the Jeff Robinson Trio, poetry slam founder Marc Smith, and performance art legend Laurie Anderson.
The schedule is just like our monthly 1st Wednesday Slams–there will be an open mic where poets are invited to share their work (3 minute limit), a slam competition, and a feature performance from The Duende Project. Please arrive between 2:30 and 3:00 to register for either the open mic or slam, there will be no late sign-ups. Call 914-422-6980 with any questions.