Lewis Jordan Trio, for Langston Hughes on his Birthday

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 7:00 pm
Black and white photos of Lewis Jordan and Langston Hughes
Celebrate Langston Hughes' 116th birthday with an evening of original music and poetry, by Hughes and by Bay Area composer, poet and bandleader Lewis Jordan. Featuring Ollen Erich Hunt, bass, and Jimmy Biala, percussion. Jordan’s recorded engagement with Hughes’ work stretches back to 1983 and The Ballad of the Landlord with the band United Front and their concert recording, Live in Berlin. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center (Room 512)
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Lewis Jordan is a saxophonist and poet, playing to scale walls, working to build bridges. He explores forms of creativity and expression through improvisational and interdisciplinary approaches, working with artists from a range of practices: dance, poetry, theatre and music, presented in his Music at Large series. His influences stretch from the music of Leadbelly, Mingus and Ayler to the words of Cummings, Hughes and Krishnamurti.


Photo of Lewis Jordan by Franz Kabelka. Photo of Langston Hughes by Carl Van Vechten.