Speak Your Truth Spoken Word Competition With $1,000 Cash Prize Wed April 17 Hosted by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

Apr. 17, 6-9PM-Jazz A Music of the Spirit: Speak Your Truth Competion, Poets compete for $1000 Prize, Basquiat’s Bottle, 1198 Fulton Street, info: 347.533.8288, www.cbjcjazz.org 

Poets Derick Cross, Phoenixx Smith, Tarishi Shuler and more will perform live before Brooklyn jazz and spoken word fans as a part of the Jazz: A Music of the Spirit series, celebrating Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s (CBJC) 20th anniversary in our Speak Your Truth Competition. The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and the title of CBJC20 Spoken Word Ambassador.

Judges consist of amazing artists and producers: HOT97’s Shani Kulture, Ambassador of Arts & Culture, Office of Councilmember Robert Cornegy Joseph C. Grant, Jr. and Poet, Singer, Creative Director Tai Allen.

Curatorial Statement
As a part of the Jazz: A Music of the Spirit series, celebrating Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s (CBJC) 20th anniversary, we have invited artists to contribute their unique experience of the power of jazz through the aesthetics of poetry and music. Poets have been drawn to jazz, originated by African Americans, for centuries. Accessing its oral roots, we encourage you to explore the past, present, and future through this opportunity to hit the stage supported by fellow musicians and the community at large. IT’s TIME to Speak Your Truth highlighting our music, the American music, JAZZ.

REGISTER HERE