Monday, February 3rd at 7 pm
Our twice-monthly 1st & 3rd Mondays series of featured poets
plus an open mic

qrhand1Tonight, poet QR Hands “trades fours” with improvising pianist Walter Earl.


Trading fours is a jazz tradition, where members of an ensemble take turns stepping up to the mic for short solo bursts over the length of the standard jazz chorus.  Take our word for it, it’s energized and exciting & these two individuals are guaranteed to take it to a level that will leave you wanting more…

but inevitably, we’ll take a break around 8 pm, and will follow that with our open mic, which traditionally kicks off with a song or poem by m.c. Jerry Ferraz, who can be uncanny in his channeling of the bardic wanderers of yore, and concludes with a tale or a poem by resident storytelling mystic Walker Brents III.

Our featured performers, QR Hand and Walter Earl, are both fascinating & hugely talented.  You won’t be disappointed.  Worth coming out in the cold for.  We’ll keep the heat on…

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Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
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Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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