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Poetry = Klezmer = Jazz: A musical, poetical presentation

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115 United States (map)

Philip Terman and Jake Marmer, poets and performers who have written for the page and performed for the stage, will be joined by musicians Ben Goldberg (clarinet) and John Schott (guitar) in a unique conversation that interweavs Jewish-infused words and music.

Ben Goldberg received his Master of Arts in Composition from Mills College. He has issued many recordings under his own name, and as part of such groups as the New Klezmer Trio. In 2012, Ben premiered Orphic Machine, a song-cycle with lyrics from the “speculative poetics” of Allen Grossman.

Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and educator. He is the author of the poetry collection Jazz Talmud(Sheep Meadow Press) and a companion CD, Hermeneutic Stomp (Blue Thread Music). A doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, he teaches at Kehillah High School in Palo Alto.

John Schott’s CDs include In These Great Times (Tzadik), Shuffle Play: Elegies for the Recording Angel (New World Recordings), Typical Orchestra and Drunken Songs for Sober Times (Smash The State!), and the forthcoming Actual Trio on Tzadik. He is at work on a book on the late music of John Coltrane.

Philip Terman is the author of five books of poetry, including Our Portion: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press). He teaches at Clarion University, is co-director of The Chautauqua Writers Festival, and directs the Bridge Literary Arts Center in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Terman performs his poetry with the jazz group The Barkeyville Triangle.

FREE event and FREE parking. Enter garage on Pierce Street, between Ellis and Eddy. Buzz intercom to gain access.

Co-sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia.

Earlier Event: August 26
Art Exhibition: Up/Down