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NOJI MASTERS SERIES FALL 2013: POETRY

Each semester, NOJI commissions professors from the University of New Orleans to create Jazz music based on certain themes.

This Fall’s music – based on the poetry of Louisiana State Poet Laureate Ava Leavell HaymonNational Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, and The Poetry Foundation’s Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt – is created by Steve Masakowski, Professor & Coca-Cola Endowed Chair of Jazz Music; and NOJO members Victor Atkins, Associate Professor of Music & Danny Barker Endowed Professor, and Edward Petersen, Coordinator of Jazz Studies & Al Belletto Endowed Professor.

NOJI Masters Series begins TONIGHT, 8:00pm, at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse with the Premiere of Victor Atkins‘ Jazz Tribute to National Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.

UPCOMING NOJI MASTERS SERIES EVENTS

Edward Petersen‘s Jazz Tribute to the Poetry of Kenn Nesbitt 

Tuesday, 10/22, 8:00pm

Official Premiere at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse

COMBINED LIBRARY EVENT

Monday, 10/28

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center (4300 S. Broad)

  • 4:30-5:30pm: Edward Petersen‘s Jazz Tribute to the Poetry of Kenn Nesbitt | Performance with a Poetry Reading by Kenn Nesbitt
  • 6:00-7:00pm: Steve Masakowski‘s Jazz Tribute to the Poetry of Ava Leavell Haymon | Performance with a Poetry Reading by Ava Leavell Haymon

Victor Atkins‘ Jazz Tribute to the Poetry of Natasha Trethewey 

Tuesday, 10/29, 4:00-5:00pm

Performance with a Poetry Reading by Missy Bowen

East New Orleans Regional Library (5641 Read Boulevard)

Steve Masakowski‘s Jazz Tribute to the Poetry of Ava Leavell Haymon

Tuesday, 10/29, 8:00pm

Official Premiere at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse

COMBINED PERFORMANCES

A UNO Jazz Studies Special Event: Combined NOJI Masters Series Performance 

Featuring Victor Atkins, Steve Masakowski & Edward Petersen 

The Cove Student Center at the University of New Orleans

Wednesday, 10/30, 7:00pm

Combined Jazz Studies Master Class at the University of New Orleans

Featuring Victor Atkins, Steve Masakowski & Edward Petersen 

UNO Performing Arts Center, Room 103

Friday, 11/8, 1:00-2:00pm

*Additional community performances will be announced soon at www.theNOJO.com.

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