Saturday, February 11 - Reggie Nicholson and Gary Johnston


A vibrant evening of jazz and poetry, with




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017 8:00 pm
South Oxford Space

138 South Oxford Street Ft Greene, Brooklyn, NY $15 for all

REGGIE NICHOLSON first gained a reputation as an outstanding drummer and percussionist in his home town of Chicago. In 1979 he joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a consortium of composers and performers devoted to the art of improvisation and the creation of original music. Nicholson has performed his music throughout Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City, and in clubs and festivals in Europe and Japan. He has recorded with Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Amina Claudine Myers, Henry Threadgill and Roy Campbell, Charles Gayle, Butch Morris and James Spaulding, among others. Nicholson’s latest recording, Surreal Feel, shows the maturity and growth of his compositional skills with The Reggie Nicholson Brass Concept, featuring Joseph Daley, Vincent Chancey, James Zollar, and Curtis Fowlkes.

Prizewinning poet, GARY JOHNSTON, has taught creative writing and read and performed at Columbia University, and at theaters, cultural centers, museums, detention centers and in youth centers throughout the tri-state area. He is widely anthologized, and has published several collections of poetry, most recently “Something in the Blood” and “The Border of the Other America.” He is a New York State Foundation on the Arts Fellow, 1993 and winner of the William C. Wolfson Award for Poetry, BRIO Award, 1989, Bronx ACE Award for Poetry and Herbert H. Lehman College Award for Poetry. Member of Poets and Writers, Bronx Council on the Arts and African Diaspora Poets.