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Sunday, January 21st – 4:30-6:30 pm
wordWind chorus
performance and celebration of QR Hand’s 81st birthday!

wordWind is QR Hand, Lewis Jordan and Brian Auerbach — 3 poets, with Lewis Jordan doubling on saxophone. Two very special guests will also be on hand — trumpeter George Sams and poet Tongo Eisen-Martin.

q.r. hand, jr., voice and poetry, moved to the SF Bay Area from NYC about forty years ago. Originally published in the 1968 classic, Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro American Writing, edited by Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) and Larry Neal, which has recently been reproduced by Black Classics Press, he is the author of three poetry books, i speak to the poet in man (jukebox press), how sweet it is (Zeitgeist Press) and whose really blues, new & selected poems (Taurean Horn Press).

Lewis Jordan, saxophone and poetry, is the producer of Music at Large (an interdisciplinary music and arts project).  He focuses on creative structures for improvisation, and his interest continues to be meeting and working with performers who delve into their deeper resources for modes of expression that honor their traditions while speaking to the urgency of the present.

Brian Auerbach, voice and poetry, has published as a music journalist, poet and photographer.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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