We are thrilled to present our THIRD EVENT -
A vibrant evening of jazz and poetry, with
DÉLANA R.A. DAMERON
- AND -
FAY VICTOR's Standard Explorations with SAM NEWSOME & ARUAN ORTIZ
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 8:00 pm
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street Ft Greene, Brooklyn, NY $15 for all
DÉLANA R.A. DAMERON holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University where she was a Goldwater Hospital Writer’s workshop fellow, and.a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a strong interest in the intersections of history and literature. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, PMS: PoemMemoirStory, 42opus, storySouth, Pembroke Magazine, and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. She has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and Soul Mountain and is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective. Dameron, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
FAY VICTOR (vocals), with SAM NEWSOME (soprano saxophone) and ARUAN ORTIZ (piano), presents Standard Explorations: An open foray through Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk, Hoagy Carmichael, Herbie Nichols, Duke Ellington and more. Vocalist and composer, FAY VICTOR, called “artistically complete” by the New York Times, consistently hones a unique vision of the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music. Victor’s snake-like ability to fuse her prodigious vocal talents in myriad music arenas whether it’s song cycle written for Victor, original compositions, opera, Berio, jazz standards and the blues – all the while maintaining her singular sound. A multi-genre approach called “Freesong”. Victor’s eight critically acclaimed recordings as a leader has seen praise in venerable media outlets such as Downbeat, JazzTimes, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, The Wire, Signal to Noise, The San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out Chicago, The Chicago Reader, The New York City Jazz Record and JazzWise (UK). With an established international reputation, Victor performs and teaches around the world with a veritable who’s-who of musicians such as William Parker, Roswell Rudd, Aruan Ortiz, Andrew Cyrille, Henry Threadgill, John Medeski, Nicole Mitchell, Marvin Sewell, Han Bennink, Myra Melford, Achim Kaufmann, Mark Dresser, Mike Reed, Darius Jones and Tyshawn Sorey amongst others.