Golda Solomon, poet and spoken word performer, is the founder of Po'Jazz (Poetry in Partnership with Jazz.) Under the banner of JazzHag Tours she also gigs around NYC and goes on the road with a fabulous roster of jazz musicians.
Golda has performed at Arts for Art Vision Festival, NYC Bahá'í Center, The National Black Theatre, University of the Streets, the Evolving Voice series, The Potter's House (Sounds of Hope), as well as festivals and universities in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, D.C., and elsewhere. She has gigged with countless talented musicians including J. D. Parran, Christopher Dean Sullivan, Joe Giardullo, Saco Yasuma, Lisa Parrott, Kelvin Bell, Eri Yamamoto, Bernard Purdie, Vijay Iyer, Melvin Sparks, and Tony Jefferson. A founding member of IWJ (International Women In Jazz), she is a two-time awardee performing at All Nite Soul at St. Peter's Church, NYC, and at IWJ's Inaugural Women In Jazz Festival.
Golda's words can be found in the anthologies, The Mom Egg and Heal (Clique Calm Books), as well as in e-zines and journals and on CDs. Her latest collection of poetry, Medicine Woman of Jazz, was published in 2012 by World Audience Publishers. Golda's first collection, Flatbush Cowgirl, was published in 1999. She produced a companion CD, First Set, as well as a second CD of her poetry, Word Riffs, recorded with Center Search Quest and Saco Yasuma, and she co-produced the CD, Po'Jazz:Takin' It To the Hollow.
Golda is poet-in-residence at Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, New York where she facilitates "ArtSpeak: Responding to the Walls" creative writing workshops, partially funded by Poets & Writers. She created "From Page To Performance" workshops for emerging poets and "ready to come out of the closet" writers and delivers innovative, on-site organization specific arts programming to workplaces, schools and other organizations. Golda is a proud poetry outreach mentor for City College (CUNY) and the annual CCNY Poetry Festival, and a teacher for Learning to See™, The Brenda Connor-Bey Legacy Workshop Series. She is a member of WOMENWRITE, nyc and Word of Mouth writers, bringing poetry in performance to the tri-state area.