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A Celebration with Kent Foreman
Tuesday, August 24th, 5-7pm
Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
The Guild is honored to host a celebration of Kent Foreman, whose career has spanned five decades and whom the Chicago Tribune has called the “elder statesman of spoken word.” Kent has performed with noted artists such as Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Max Roach, Allen Ginsberg, his mentor Oscar Brown, Jr.; he has influenced and mentored many more. Kent has won the Chicago Historical Society’s esteemed Carl Sandburg Award, has been to the finals of the national poetry slam three times and appeared on Def Poetry Jam.The program will feature performances by Kent and friends Roger Bonair-Agard, Reggie Gibson and Marty McConnell , each one invited by Kent as some of Chicago’s strongest poets. It will be a short set due to Kent’s health, so please plan to join us early for what promises to be a memorable evening.
Hear Kent perform some of his work here
When: Tuesday, August 24th, 5-7pm
Whe re: Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago (ages 21+ unless with parent/legal guardian)