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Wordsmith: Jazz & the Spoken Word

In-person

Hosted by Newark Symphony Hall

Curated by Wordsmith and Danny Simmons

Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

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A SHOWCASE FOR EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS

Poetry has been and continues to be experiencing a renaissance. Artist, poet and entrepreneur Danny Simmons recognized this several years ago in founding Def Poetry Jam which was responsible for discovering many young talented poets and visual artists, several of whom went on to fame, including Saul Williams, Kanye West, Kehinde Wiley and Wangechi Mutu.

 

A DIFFERENT THEME AND MIX OF POETS, MUSICIANS AND VISUAL ARTISTS

WordSmith is an intimate series of performances by world renowned musicians paired with icons from the world of poetry, delivered against a backdrop of curated visuals featuring established and emerging artists. Our intention is to produce a series of performances, each based on varying themes and showcase a different mix of performers and visual artists.

Featured Artists: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Nioka Workman, Orrin Evans, and Lezlie Harrison, Danny Simmons, Kraal “Kayo” Charles, Toni Blackman, Khemist, Alma Roberts, Victor Davson, Dawn Stringer, Phoebe Tree, and Danny Simmons


FRIDAY:

08:00 pm -

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In partnership with

The Newark Museum Of Art

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In partnership with

The Newark Museum Of Art

Sponsored by

Prudential Financial logo
Prudential Financial logo
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Bloomberg Philanthropies logo
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Berger Organization logo

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