AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: March 10, 2012 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Location: The Space Upstairs
Street: 214 N. Lexington Street
Website or Map: http://www.pillowproject.org/…
Event Type: live, jazz-happening
Organized By: Pearlann Porter
Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2012
The Pillow Project is proud to welcome back jazz poet Moe Seager to SECOND SATURDAYS! Paris legend and East Liberty native, Moe Seager has been working with The Pillow Project both in Pittsburgh and abroad on collaborating his live poetry and the company's physical-jazz. For this very special SECOND SATURDAY jazz-happening, Moe will be joined by Hill Jordan on trombone, Roby Edwards on sax, and Craig Davis on keys, as well as spontaneous physical-compositions by The Pillow Project's resident dance artists.
Moe Seager is a writer and musician known for his provocative poetry and crowd pleasing jazz performances, and has published 3 books of poetry, several short stories and some 20 stage plays produced in the U.S. and France. A Golden Quill award winner for journalism (1988) and a human rights award recipient (1989) Seager's career led him to Paris in 1991 when the French Ministry of Culture published his epic length poem, "Rio Escondido". Moe is also a commentator for RT TV, Paris.
Also debuting at the March SECOND SATURDAY will be the premiere of two new jazzed works from Artistic Director, Pearlann Porter:
•"The Long Now" (creating a single moment stretched out as long as possible that is 'traced' in chalk to imprint the passage of time)
•"I need you to hold all of the worry for a little while" (an unspoken-word piece of transferring emotion through physical contact, literally 'wrapped up' in the words left unsaid)
The SECOND SATURDAYS jazz-happenings are The Pillow Project's original creation for igniting a new movement of live, physical-jazz in Pittsburgh... sharing dance, light and music together in a truly unique jazz-lounge/performance-gallery atmosphere. Every second Saturday of the month features an evening open to the public of ongoing improvisational performances, live multimedia experimentations and honest, spontaneous, jazzed expressions of the moment.