The Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective had its inaugural performance in May, 2011 at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village. This current group of musicians and poets comes together to share original pieces and pay homage to those who have worked with poetry and jazz improvisation. Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective members bring experience, narrative and playfulness to the concert stage, taking the art of spoken word fused with jazz to a new level.

The Collective is:

Michael T.A. Thompson, conductor
Golda Solomon, poet
E. J. Antonio, poet
Will Connell, multi-instrumentalist
Rosi Hertlein, violinist & poet
Larry Roland, bassist & poet
Phylisha Villanueva, poet