Recent Goldagigs & Workshops


PO'JAZZ ON HUDSON
(at Blue Door Art Center unless noted otherwise)

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7 - 9 pm
PO'JAZZ on HUDSON
THE JAZZ & POETRY CHOIR COLLECTIVE
MICHAEL TA THOMPSON, conductor & soundrhythium
EJ ANTONIO, poet
ROSI HERTLEIN, violinist & poet
LARRY ROLAND, bassist & poet
GOLDA SOLOMON, poet
PHYLISHA VILLANUEVA, poet
see flyer

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7 - 9 pm
PO'JAZZ on HUDSON
THE SOUND RHYTHIUM EXPERIENCE
with MICHAEL TA THOMPSON
and featuring JASON KAO HWANG, violin
hosted by Golda Solomon, words
see flyer

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
PO'JAZZ on HUDSON
Back to the Hollow!
(at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center)
with poets Golda Solomon, Cheryl Boyce Taylor,
and EJ Antonio

Kelvyn Bell, guitar
JD Parran, multi-reeds

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7 - 9 pm
PO'JAZZ on HUDSON
BERTA MORENO JAZZ QUARTET
Berta Moreno, tenor saxophone

Kelly Green, piano
Maksim Perepelica, double bass
David Hardy, drums
special guest Golda Solomon, words
see flyer

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 4:30 pm
PO'JAZZ on HUDSON
Back to the Hollow!
(at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center)
Xanath Caraza, poetry
Michael TA Thompson, soundrhythium
Ken Filiano, bass
and Celia Reissig-Vasile , poetry
hosted by Golda Solomon, words
see flyer

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4:30 pm
PO'JAZZ on HUDSON
at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
EJ Antonio, poetry
Rosi Herlein, violin, poetry
Berta Moreno, sax/clarinet
hosted by Golda Solomon, words
see flyer

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7 - 9 pm
TRIO UP!
Rosi Herlein, violin, voice, poetry
Emma Alabaster, bass
On Ka'a Davis, guitar
hosted by Golda Solomon, words
see flyer

Friday, August 21, 2015, 8 - 9:30pm
PO'JAZZ ON HUDSON AT
THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM AMPHITHEATER
as part of the Yonkers Community Music Showcase
Berta Moreno, sax
Maksim Perepelica, bass
Golda Solomon, words

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7 - 8:30 pm (following ArtSpeak)
Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Michael TA Thompson, conductor & soundrhythium
EJ Antonio, poet
Rosi Hertlein, violinist & poet
Larry Roland, bassist & poet
Golda Solomon, poet
Phylisha Villanueva, poet
see flyer

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 - 8:30 pm (following ArtSpeak)
Ken Filiano, bass
Michael TA Thompson, soundrhythium
Andrea Wolper, vocals
Special Guests
Golda Solomon,
words
Rosi Hertlein,
violin
see flyer

Friday, June 27th, 2014, 7 - 9 pm
The Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Rosi Hertlein, conductor/violin
EJ Antonio, poet
Will Connell, reeds
Larry Roland, bass/poetry
Golda Solomon, poet
Phylisha Villanueva, poet
flyer

Friday, May 23rd, 2014, 7 - 9 pm
The Rosi HertleinTrio
Rosi Hertlein (violin, poems)
David Arner (keyboard, percussion)
Peter Zummo (trombone)
see flyer

Friday, April 25th, 2014, 7 - 9 pm
Jazz and Poetry Appreciation Month:
Let the Poets Have Their Say
featured poets: EJ Antonio - Phylisha Villanueva - Golda Solomon
with special guests: Sheila Maldonado (poet) Michael T.A. Thompson (soundrhythium)

Friday, March 28th, 2014, 7 - 9 pm
Exit Strategy
Will Connell Jr. (reeds) Tomas Ulrich (cello) Anders Nilsson (guitar)

Friday, November 22nd, 2013, 7 - 9 pm
The Jazz and Poetry Choir Collective
Michael TA Thompson (conductor) / Golda Solomon / E. J. Antonio / Will Connell Jr. / Rosi Hertlein / Larry Roland / Phylisha Villanueva

Friday, October 25th, 2013, 7 - 9 pm
The Larry Roland Trio
Larry Roland (bass, poetry) Waldron Ricks (trumpet) Dwayne Cook Broadnax (drums)

Friday, September 27th, 2013, 7 - 9 pm
Michael TA Thompson w/ Ken Filiano and JD Parran
Michael TA Thompson (soundrhythium) Ken Filiano (bass) JD Parran (reeds)



Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8 & 9:30 pm
Jazz Tuesday at The Baha'i Center

8:00 The Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
special guest
Sheila Jordan
Michael T. A. Thompson, conductor & soundrhythium
E.J. Antonio, poet
Rosi Hertlein, violinist & poet
Larry Roland, bassist & poet
Golda Solomon, poet
Phylisha Villanueva, poet

9:30 Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown
special guest
Golda Solomon

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8 pm
Jazz Tuesday at The Baha'i Center

8:00 Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
hosted by Safiyah Martinez
special guest Hayes Greenfield
conducted by Michael T. A. Thompson
featuring E.J. Antonio, Rosi Hertlein, Larry Roland
Golda Solomon, Phylisha Villanueva
Dedicated to Will Connell Jr.

9:30 Jay Clayton & "Different Voices"
Vocal Improvisation Ensemble

featuring Amanda Bloom, Carol Flamm, Karen Goldfeder,
Dori Levine, Alexis Parson, Cheryl Richards,
Kendra Shank, Andrea Wolper
special guest Golda Solomon

The Baha'i Center
John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
53 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
http://bahainyc.org


Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2 - 4:30 pm

Blue Door Art Center & JazzJaunts present
SUNDAY STANDARDS
Joseph Fusilier, vocals
Alec Castro, keyboard
Maksim Perepelica, upright bass
special guest poet,
Golda Solomon

Blue Door Gallery
13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY
www.bluedoorartcenter.org/gallery


Friday, January 30th, 2015

POP UP Evolving: BLACKLIVESMATTER

(Set 1) Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Conductor, Michael TA Thompson
EJ Antonio, Rosi Hertlein, Larry Roland,
Golda Solomon, Phylisha Villanueva

(Set 2) Joe Morris - guitar / Daniel Levin - cello

(Set 3) FV WordImprov ENSEMBLE:
Fay Victor - voice, text / Daniel Carter – reeds, trumpet / Reggie Nicholson - drums

Arts For Art / Vision Festival / RUCMA
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
www.artsforart.org


Saturday, December 27th, 2014

THE STONE RESIDENCIES
WILL CONNELL MEMORIAL WEEK
Celebrating the Life & Music of the Heart & Soul of Downtown
click here for flyer

(Set 1) Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Special Guest: JD Parran
Conductor, Michael TA Thompson
EJ Antonio, Rosi Hertlein, Larry Roland,
Golda Solomon, Phylisha Villanueva

(Set 2) TranceFormation
Connie Crothers
, piano
Andrea Wolper, voice
Ken Filiano, bass
special guest Golda Solomon

The Stone
corner of avenue C and 2nd street
www.thestonenyc.com



Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
JazzJaunts presents
Words/ Jazz/ Voices In Conversation
click here for flyer

(Set 1) Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Special Guests: Jay Clayton and Andrea Wolper
Conductor, Michael TA Thompson
EJ Antonio, Will Connell, Rosi Hertlein, Larry Roland,
Golda Solomon, Phylisha Villanueva

(Set 2) Jay Clayton
and "Different Voices"

Vocal Improvisation Ensemble
featuring Amanda Bloom, Carol Flamm,
Karen Goldfeder, Dori Levine, Nora McCarthy,
Cheryl Richards, Andrea Wolper

Baha'i Center
John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
53 East 11th St. NYC
www.facebook.com/JazzTuesdays


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

KETTLE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS

8:00pm
Golda Solomon - words
Andrea Wolper - vocals, poetry
Ken Filiano - bass
Michael TA Thompson - soundrhythium

9:00pm
Claire de Brunner - bassoon
Connie Crothers - piano

10:00pm
The Quetzalcoatl Project
Christopher Forbes - composer/pianist
Maryanne de Prophetis - voice/spoken word
Ryan Messina - Trumpet
Jason Kao Hwang - violin
John Pietaro - vibes

$15 suggested donation for the evening
www.kettlecollective.org

IBeam Brooklyn
168 7th Street, Brooklyn
http://ibeambrooklyn.com/directions


Friday, June 13, 2014, 1 - 2 pm

HARLEM WORKS PRESENTS

Pam Laskin
Golda Solomon

$5 suggested donation

Harlem Holistic Center
115 West 128th Street, NYC
(Between Lenox and 7th)
www.harlemholisticcenter.com


Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7 - 9 pm

Words of Love
an eclectic collection of poets & politicians,
singer-songwriters, and musicians

Golda Solomon / Dorothy Saraceno / Mary Louise Cox

Cafe Mozart
308 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, NY


JAZZ & POETRY CHOIR COLLECTIVE

Sunday, July 28th, 2013, 4:30 pm

conducted by Michael T. A. Thompson
E.J. Antonio
Will Connell Jr.
Rosi Hertlein
Larry Roland
Golda Solomon
Phylisha Villanueva

The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY
www.writerscenter.org

admission $5


WORDS & JAZZ TOUR

Saturday, July 20th, 2013
1 pm Workshop; 4 pm Artist Showcase

Upscale Music Studios
15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

The tour concludes with Words and Jazz: From Page to Performance, a 2-hour workshop for writers at all levels (beginner/emerging/seasoned.) Musician/writers or writer/musicians are encouraged to participate (please bring your own instruments.) Please note that workshop is limited to 13 participants, age 11 and up.

Workshop participants will get a chance to perform in an Artist Showcase at 4pm (showcase free for all guests.)

Workshop cover charge $20 per person.
Please contact Upscale Music Studios by e-mail: upscale.music.studios@gmail.com or phone: 905-926-1145 to reserve a spot.


WORDS & JAZZ TOUR

Friday, July 19th, 2013, 8 - 10 pm

Musideum
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 133, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The tour continues at Musideum with Golda Solomon, E.J. Antonio,
Will Connell Jr., and Chris Hercules, accompanied by Winston Matsushita
on piano, Jason Choi on drums, and Jeff Deegan on bass.

Cover charge $20 at the door ($10 for students.)
Please contact Musideum at 416-599-7323 for reservations.


WORDS & JAZZ TOUR

Thursday, July 18th, 2013, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Artist Garden
345 Balliol Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Words & Jazz Tour kicks off with a special evening of jazz and poetry
featuring New York jazz poets Golda Solomon and E.J. Antonio, and
reeds player Will Connell Jr., alongside Toronto’s very own jazz poet
Chris Hercules and guitar player Martin Kuwawi.

Cover charge $10 at the door.


THE OLDEST ESTABLISHED
PERMANENT FLOATING
POETRY GAME

in Westchester/Rockland

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 2 pm

A reading hosted by
Estha Weiner
and featuring poets:
Sandy Chapin
Kathleen Cochran
Joan Falk
Lisa Fleck
Phyllis Gutman
Ruth Handel
Adrienne Hernandez
Judy Ryan
Golda Solomon
Charlotte Walsh
Amy Winkler

Warner Library (in the Reading Room)
121 North Broadway (Route 9)
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-7734 / www.warnerlibrary.org


BLIND BEGGAR PRESS 35th ANNIVERSARY READING

Friday, June 28th, 2013, 6 - 9 pm

Join Golda Solomon and other contributors to
Blind Beggar Press' 35th Anniversary Journal
as they read from their work

No Admission Charge - Light Refreshments
Donations Accepted
Books Available for Sale

Please RSVP: 212-865-2982 or blindbeggar1@juno.com

African Voices Magazine, 270 West 96th Street, NYC


PO'JAZZ ON HUDSON

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 - 6-8:30 pm*
*canceled due to severe weather

Celebrating Women with Words & Music

Featured Readers
Cheryl Boyce Taylor
Mary Leonard
Golda Solomon

Musicians
Rosi Hertlein violin
Mimi Jones
bass
Rozanne Levine
alto clarinet, clarinet, bamboo flute

with invited readers
Phylisha Villanueva, Monique Avakian

$5 admission includes light refreshments

Blue Door Gallery
13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY
www.bluedoorgallery.org


Modern Restaurant & Lounge
and Poets Network & Exchange
invite you to an evening of

POETRY & PASTA

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 - 7pm

Featuring Poets:
Jill Austen
Lorraine Currelley
Charlie “Chaz Gee” Giardino
Golda Solomon “Medicine Woman of Jazz”
Ed Toney
Peter Velotti

+ Special Surprise Guest!

Free Admission
Come and Enjoy Great Poetry and Delicious Food!
Info: Lorraine (646) 894-5337 / Sebastian (914) 633-9479

Modern Restaurant and Lounge
310 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY
http://modernrestaurant.com (914) 633-9479


MEDICINE WOMAN OF JAZZ BOOK PARTY

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:30 - 9:00

Golda Solomon

with Rosi Hertlein, violin

special introduction by poet/producer/performer
Dorothy Saraceno

no cover charge
special show menu available: soup/salad & entree $20

Café Mozart
308 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, NY
(914) 698-4166


TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ at THE BAHA'I CENTER
TORCH 'n BLUES

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 - 8 & 9:30 pm

Rosemary George
with
JD Parran reeds
Carlton Holmes piano
Don Byron bass
Marcus Dargan Gospel/Blues singer
Golda Solomon words

The Baha'i Center, The John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
53 East 11th St., NYC
Advance tickets: 212-222-5159

Tickets will be sold at the door
$15 admission / $10 students


LIVE @ ArtsWestchester
JAZZ & POETRY CHOIR COLLECTIVE

Sunday, April 28th, 2013, 3 - 5

conducted by Michael T. A. Thompson
E.J. Antonio
Sarah Bernstein
Will Connell Jr.
Rosi Hertlein
Larry Roland
Golda Solomon
Phylisha Villanueva

Open reading with RSVP (914-428-4220 x329) at 2 pm

ArtsWestchester, Peckham Gallery
31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
Advance tickets: www.artsw.org/live
or call 914-428-4220 x330

$15 in advance / $20 at the door


THE MOM EGG
2013 SPRING READING and LAUNCH PARTY

celebrating the release of The Mom Egg 2013 Vol 11
MOTHER TONGUE

Sunday, April 21st, 2013, 6 - 8:30

(le) Poisson Rouge
in The Gallery
158 Bleecker St., New York, 10012
(212) 505-3474
free admission
lepoissonrouge.com
themomegg.com


HARLEM ARTS SALON presents

MEDICINE WOMAN OF JAZZ
MUSIC & WORDS TOUR

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 2:30 - 5:00 pm
rescheduled from 11/11/12

celebrate the release of Medicine Woman of Jazz
with a musical performance featuring

Golda Solomon, words
Michael T.A. Thompson,
soundrhythium & musical director
Will Connell Jr.,
sax & reeds
Larry Roland,
bass
special intro by poet EJ Antonio

admission $25 ($40 for a couple)
includes signed copy of Golda's new collection,
Medicine Woman of Jazz, plus delicious food & drink
First 20 reservations receive complimentary CD!

Harlem Arts Salon
1925 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Ave.) - Apt. 7L
New York, NY 10026
reservations: 212-749-7771 or 914-207-0477
or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com
harlemartssalon.com


MEDICINE WOMAN OF JAZZ BOOK PARTY

Sunday, March 10th 3 - 5 pm

Golda Solomon

with Larry Roland on bass

special invited readers
Kathleen Cochran, Peter Fiore, and Dorothy Saraceno

The Village Bookstore
10 Washington Ave., Pleasantville, NY
(914) 769-8322



ARTSPEAK WRITING WORKSHOPS

Ekphrastic writing (responding to the walls) with Blue Door Gallery poet-in-residence Golda Solomon
Blue Door members $20; nonmembers $25
(please note that scholarships are always available -- no one is turned away.)

Partially funded by Poets & Writers

Recent workshops:

  • Saturday, 1/21/17, 1:30 - 5:00 pm (co-host David Mills, poet)
  • Saturday, 12/17/16, 1:30 - 5:00 pm (co-host Yesenia Montilla, poet) postponed due to bad weather
  • Friday, 11/18/16, 4:00 - 7:30 pm (co-host Robert Gibbons, poet)
  • Saturday, 10/8/16, 1:30 - 5:00 pm (co-host Xanath Caraza, poet)
  • Friday, 6/10/16, 4:30 - 8:30 pm (co-host EJ Antonio, poet)
  • Saturday, 5/14/16, 1:30 - 5 pm (co-host Jacqueline Johnson, poet)
  • Saturday, 4/9/16, 1:30 - 5 pm (co-host Kristin Prevallet, writer, performer)
  • Saturday, 3/12/16, 1:30 - 5 pm (co-host Jill Austen, artist, poet, musician)
  • Saturday, 12/5/15, 1:30 - 5 pm (co-host Ed Toney, poet)
  • Saturday, 11/14/15, 1:30 - 5 pm (co-host Marcus John, teaching artist)
  • Friday, 10/23/15, 4 - 6:30 pm (co-host Rosi Hertlein, musician/poet)
  • Saturday, 9/19/15, 1:30 - 5 pm (co-host Andrea Wolper, poet/vocalist)
  • Friday, 3/27/15, 4 - 4:30 pm (co-host Andrea Wolper, poet/vocalist)
  • Saturday 2/8/14, 2 - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 3/8/14, 2 - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 4/11/14, 4 - 6:30 pm (Co-host Jill Austin, artist)
  • Saturday 5/17/14, 2 - 4:30 pm
    From Page To Performance 5 - 6 pm*
    Co-host Mary Leonard, poet
    see flyer

To sign up for the writing workshop, email info@bluedoorgallery.org or sign-up in person at Blue Door Gallery. For more information, call Golda toll-free at 1-877-529-9528.

Blue Door Gallery
13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY
www.bluedoorgallery.org


LEARNING TO SEE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
The Brenda Connor-Bey Learning to See™ Legacy Workshop Series

FROM PAGE TO PERFORMANCE

Golda Solomon, Instructor, Poet and Spoken Word Performer will encourage writers to jumpstart and expand their writing and use their "out-loud" reading voice and personality. For beginner to experienced writers. Non-judgmental approach to writing. Participants are encouraged to invite family & friends to final class for an informal reading.

$25 Greenburgh residents / $40 non-residents
call 914-989-3617 or e-mail njbarnes@greenburghny.com

3 Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
March 27, April 3, April 10th*
4/10 special guest: Mark Whitecage, jazz musician & photographer

Theodore D. Young Community Center
32 Manhattan Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607