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Jazz Meets the Word

December 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jazz Meets the Word

Date And Time

Tue, December 10, 2019
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST


The Columns
3811 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Namaya, Ir’Rev Jazz, the jazz poet/raconteur who has performed on five continents will jam with the New Orleans Jazz Legends John Rankin, Ray Moore, and Ed Wise in Jazz Meets the Word, the definitive jazz poetry/story show in NOLA.

Namaya, comes from the lineage of jazz poets like Lord Buckley, Slim Gaillard, Ginsberg and the Last Poets. Described as the “High wire performance poet of the spoken word. Spellbinding improvisation words and stories… the definitive jazz poet.” by the Aquarian. Namaya says, “The art is to offer the Word and fuse it with the magic of the jazz legends of Rankin, Moore, and Wise.” The show will include jazz stories like Stagolee, Love Junkie, the Rugaroo, Mango Love — with a play of improvisation with jazz, blues, and more. 


John Rankin is a music connoisseur’s treat. A guitar virtuoso who embodies all the styles and music in NOLA from Blues to Jazz and delivers it with sublime style.  https://johnrankin.net/

Ray Moore is master of the wind instruments, alto saxophonist and woodwind doubler, has worked with all the finest orchestras, and clubs in NOLA.  http://raymooremusic.com/

Ed Wise is the premier bass play in New Orleans.  He has performed with Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, Monty Alexander, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison and more.  https://edwisemusician.com/

Namaya, Ir’ Rev’ Jazz, is an internationally renowned jazz poet, storyteller, humorist and sublime improvisational artist who has performed on five continents.  He is the playwright of the “Beatnik Café: A Musical Revue of the Jazz Beat Generation”, which was an off-off Broadway show in NYC.

Suggested donation is $15 at the door.



December 10, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Columns
3811 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115 United States
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