Music Performance Poetry

Lewis Jordan & Music at Large

Friday, September 30, 2022

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Mary’s College

Cornelius Art Center: Patio, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575

Critical Mass · Lewis Jordan and Music at Large · Bruce Ackley · Sandy Poindexter · Ollen Erich Hunt · Jimmy Biala · Genny Lim

On Critical Mass, Lewis Jordan (alto, baritone and poetry), Sandi Poindexter (violin), Bruce Ackley (soprano and tenor), Ollen Erich Hunt (bass), and Jimmy Biala (drums/percussion) use improvisation and poetry to access a space of sincerity, engagement, and free expression. They are joined by Genny Lim on the title track.

With a unique interdisciplinary approach to poetry and music, this Bay Area musical ensemble brings an open spirit of improvisation to their original compositions. Performances highlight solo instrumental voices (saxophone, violin, bass, and percussion) as well as collective interplay. This year, the group released its fourth CD, Critical Mass (Innova 073).


SFJAZZ Poetry Festival 2017 with Genny Lim

Genny Lim with Anthony Brown & the Asian American Orchestra: “We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite”

Sunday, April 9, 8:00pm, Joe Henderson Lab

The SFJAZZ Poetry Festival 2017 was curated and hosted by Genny Lim, SFJAZZ Poet Laureate. The program on Sunday, April 9 featured poetry and music by poet devorah major, and then we became, with recording artist Destiny Muhammad, and “We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite,” with Genny Lim, composer and percussionist Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra. The evening was co-presented by Litquake in the Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco.

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Genny Lim, SF Jazz Poet Laureate, performs Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite at SF Jazz (2017)
Genny Lim, SF Jazz Poet Laureate, performs Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite at SF Jazz (2017)
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On stage, in front of panels lit in blue and reds, SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Genny Lim, Amikaeyla Gaston and trombonist Jasim Perales roar with laughter, as they perform together for "Poetry Matters" the closing performance of SFJAZZ Poetry Festival 2017.
Genny Lim with Anthony Brown and The Asian American Orchestra – Freedom Now Suite