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Jazzerwocky combines jazz and poetry this week

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It will be just like being in a  1950’s beatnik coffee house, Oct. 20 at the Slice who will be the venue for an interesting and supremely enjoyable

Gordon Leigh is looking forward to the return of Jazzerwocky this week. Photo by Richard Amery

evening of jazz music and poetry.


Jazzerwocky, which called the Tongue N’ Groove home for many years,  is back after a couple years’ hiatus to join forces with the Most Vocal Poets Society.


The Porter Davidson Quartet, from the University of Lethbridge jazz program will be performing along with jazz/ blues band, T Gordon Leigh and the Naked Ear, who will also be providing musical accompaniment  for poet John Lent.

“It’s going to be  quite a good and varied show, so we’re hoping to have a decent crowd,” said Gordon Leigh adding they had planned on holding the revitalized Jazzerwocky at the new Tongue N Groove and had booked poet John Lent  for Oct. 20, but they had to find another venue as the Tongue N Groove isn’t open yet.


They had originally held Jazzerwocky at the Yates Centre but decided  to move it to a venue which had a liquor license.


They are looking forward to  the show at the Slice and hope to continue putting on shows  by working with organizations like the Most Vocal Poets Society and the newly formed Lethbridge Jazz Society.


“It’s been at least two years. It has taken time to find a suitable venue again for both poets and jazz music. We’re hoping to do this every year,” Leigh continued.

Admission to the show is five dollars.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:17 )  
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