Jazz Ready: 15 Minutes (more or less) of Unexpected Pleasure.
By La Sirena Magdalena
Your host: Magdalena Gómez, Poet Laureate of Springfield, MA
Jazz Ready. S3. E.230 Songs and Poems: The Legendary Baomi Butts. Featuring: royal hartigan, percussion & piano; Hafez Modirzadeh sax; Sandy Poindexter, violin.
The renowned Ms. Baomi Butts has toured the world with artists such as the late Harry Belafonte and Dizzy Gilliespie. In this episode, she is accompanied by stellar artists, each deeply respected in the world of music and beyond.
Jazz Ready. E. 229. S.3 Living Jazz Legend, Baomi Butts
This is an extended legacy episode with a bonus track of Baomi Butts, who has toured with Dizzy Gillespie and Harry Belafonte, sharing about her life in music.
Royal Hartigan on Percussion.
Jazz Ready. Episode 228. S3. World Premiere of EP "Song for the Ocean" (& another beautiful surprise) TapRoots and Matthew King
TapRoots will make you want to dance, be grateful and share the love! This premiere is special for Jazz Ready listeners!
Jazz Ready. Episode 227. S3 Writer, Richard Wayne Horton. A Short Story: A Hand Outstretched.
Richard W. Horton lives in Springfield, MA.
Jazz Ready. Episode 226. S3. Nejma Nefertiti, Hip-Hop Queen. Jayne Wayne The Villain!
Nejma Nefertiti brings on the fullness of her power, pure and raw truth. Be ready to feel and be inspired.
Jazz Ready. Episode 225. S.3 Lloyd Schwartz, Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA
Award winning poet and scholar, Lloyd Schwartz, shares a reading of his original work. He is an Academy of American Poets, Poets Laureate Fellow.
Jazz Ready. Episode 224. S3. Brian Sonia-Wallace. Poet, Activist, Author, Organizer. "The Poetry of Strangers"
Join us as we learn of a remarkable life!
Jazz Ready. Episode 223. S3. Award Winning Poet, Dancer, Diviner, Monica Mody.
Sit in a cozy chair, put on headphones (if you have them) and take the journey,
Jazz Ready Episode 222. S3. Lyrical Faith. Award Winning Poet. Activist. Educator. Bronx in the House!!
From the Bronx to Harlem and around the world - a poet who works to make the world better for us all.
Episode 221. S3. Media Illiteracy. A shoutout to TYPEHOUSE Literary Magazine and a Little Birthday Something.
La Sirena Magdalena just lets it flow. One take. One breath.
Jazz Ready Episode 220. S3. Writer and Boat Builder, George Goodwin, Reads His Latest Work: "Solace"
Maine Elder and Scholar in the House!
Jazz Ready. 219. S3. Voces Del Silencio - Festina Lente - Colombia, ¡Presente!
Episodio en español. No se lo pierdan y compartan el link! Hip-Hop de sonido muy original.
Jazz Ready Episode 218. Season 3. Phil Fried. Composer. Educator. Collaborator. His Motto: "No sonic prejudice."
Some staycation beauty!
Jazz Ready. Episode 217. S3. Jean Saunders Duling. Poet. Visual Artist. Educator.
Jean visits us from Maine, where she lives with her family.
Jazz Ready. Episodio 216. S.3 Boda en el Bosque
Dedicado a E y A y todos los abecedarios del mundo.
Jazz Ready. Episode 215. S3. Genesis Fermin. Singer. Songwriter. Musician. New Album. (I encourage listening while spinning in a chair - joy will be yours!)
Genesis Fermin shares an intimate moment and a cut from their new album that will lift your heart!
Jazz Ready. Episode 214. S.3: Rashaud Colbert. Athlete. Scholar. Attending to Mental Health in Sports.
A recent graduate of Clarke University, Rashaud helps us close out Mental Health Awareness Month, with some wise advice.
Jazz Ready. Episode 213. S.3. For Palestine, with Love. A Poem by La Sirena Magdalena. "The Occupation of Bread" Soundscapes by La Sirena.
I dedicate this episode the the people of Palestine and all who walk in solidarity beside them.
Jazz Ready. Episode 212. Doctora Xingona, aka Diana Alvarez, Singer. Songwriter. New Album, New Song: "Relentless Humanity" from "Ser Artista"
Diana is also a Sound Designer; Filmmaker and Educator.
Jazz Ready. Episode 211. S3. Anja Lee. Actor. Playwright. Educator. A New Play Preview.
You've seen Anja Lee on television and stage. Experience her creative spirit up close and personal.
Jazz Ready. Episode 210. S.3 Luqman Brown with Dope Sagittarius. NYC-based Rock-Punk-Funk Fusion. I Can Feel Their Grammy Now!!!
Check out two cuts from their new album: SACRED PLACES. After you give a listen here, give a view to their videos!
Jazz Ready. Episode 209. S.3 Nina Lydia Olff Poet. Visual Artist. Researcher. Luminescence. Many Tribes, Many Nations.
Nina joins us once again - Jazz Ready listeners, we heard you!
Jazz Ready. Episode 208. S3. Easthampton Poets Laureate. Artists. Activists. Jason R. Montgomery and Alexandra Woolner.
Attack Bear Press in the House!
Jazz Ready. Episode 207. S3. Afro Yaqui Music Collective Returns with a New Album - "Maroon Futures" Revolutionary Love on Fire!!!! Episodio Bilingüe
Duende y Machete! The Revolutionary A Team Here for Our Jazz Ready Global Community. Bilingüal Episode.
Jazz Ready. Episode 206. S3. Doctora Xingona. Singer Songwriter. First Listen Debut Single: "Charlie on a Boat" from "Ser Artista" - New Album!
A first listen for our global Jazz Ready Community!
Jazz Ready. Episode 205. S3. For All Women: The Holiness of NO! And: A Call for Poets!
If you identify as a woman then you ARE a woman, so YES this is for you.
Episode 204. S3. Nina Kennedy Back Again! Concert Pianist. Award Winning Author. Reads from Her New Memoir and Ignites the Piano!
A great way to celebrate Spring and all new creations and re-creations. Reclaiming being alive!
Episode 203. S3. Rethabile Masilo. Poet. Professor. Scholar. Lesotho in the House!
So much to learn when we choose to truly see.
Episode 202. S3. Hitomi Tono'ka. Musician. Come travel with us to the Chale Wote Festival in Accra,Ghana! Close your eyes and you are there.
Feel the joy and spirit of the music and the people!
Episode 201. S3. Fred Ho and the Afro Asian Music Ensemble. "Strange Fruit Revisited"
Honoring those who have died at the brutal hand of revisionist history and hate crimes.
Episode 200. S2. Tantra Zawadi. Maria Luisa Arroyo. Poets. Zoe Lemos. Singer-Songwriter. Roque aka Neville Mtsweni. Music Producer.
Poetry, Music and a Chance to Dance into a New Day and the Next 100 Episodes!
Episodes 198 & 199. S2. Zoe Lemos. Singer. Songwriter. Matthew King. Taproots Founder. Cross-Generational Conversation & Music Celebration!
A Double Header!
Episode 197. S2. Nejma Nefertiti. Hip Hop Artist. "The Valley of the Queens" Advisory: If you don't like it real, raw and fear the F word, listen anyway.
Some history just got made.
Episode 196. Season 2. George Goodwin. Poet. Boat Builder. Traveler.
George is now one of our Jazz Ready regulars and we are always happy to have him return.
Episode 195. Season 2. Beverly Naidus. Poet. Artist. Scholar. Activist. Dr. Bob Spivey Scholar. Activist. Poet. Musician. Identity/Jazz
Beverly Naidus and Dr. Bob Spivey, have been practicing/imaginative/innovative artists and activists for decades and still going strong!
Episode 194. S2. Nina Lydia Olff. Poet. A Liberation Continuation from Ep.191. Get Your Second Dose Love Vax Here.
An intimate moment.
Episode 193. S2. Constanza Reyes Bricio. Poet. Scholar. Educator. Mexico in the House! Poems in Spanish and English.
Constanza Reyes Bricio reads her original work.
Episode 192. S2. Nathalia Hernández Ochoa. Poet. Photographer. Painter. Scholar. Poetry in Spanish and English.
"May we re-center our spirits and feed our souls to keep our joy of living." NHO
Episode 191. S2. Nina Lydia Olff. Poet. Visual Artist. Join her on a poetic journey out of despair.
Nina Lydia Olff is the author of the poetry collection: Many Tribes, Many Nations. Sea Venture Press. Wellesley, MA.
Episode 190. S2. Rashaud Colbert, Clarke University Student. Never Give Up On Yourself: A Personal Reflection.
Rashaud Colbert is from Chicago. Illinois and will be graduating from Clarke University on May 15th, 2021.
Episode 189. S2. SoSoon. NYC Emcee. Producer. Filmmaker. Apparel Owner. A Tribute to the Working Class.
Award winning Hip-Hop artist SoSoon had been introduced to Jazz Ready by another JR artist, Galen Passen (Episode 68)
Episode 188. S2. Noelle McManus. Poet. Scholar. Educator. Polyglot. Original Poems in Spanish and English.
Noelle comes to us referred by Jazz Ready Angel, Dr. Luis Marentes.
Episode 187. S2. Citlalli Berruecos. Periodista. Cuentista. Profesora y Mucho Más! Episodio en español, con sorpresa especial.
Jazz Ready welcomes Citlalli Berruecos. Journalist. Storyteller. Professor. Spanish Language Episode.
Episode 186. S2. Bridget Loudon. Singer/Songwriter and Producer. Ign!te the M!c in the House!
16 year-old Bridget Loudon premieres a new song on Jazz Ready!
An Audio Letter from La Sirena Magdalena to Our Beloved Listeners.
We want to hear from you. To encourage comes from the French that means "to give another heart." Will you share your heart with us?
And no, we are not asking for money.
Episode 185. S2. Two Globally Renowned Artists: Taylor Ho Bynum. Jazz Composer & Musician. Matthea Harvey, Poet. Librettist. "The Temp" An Oratorio.
Taylor Ho Bynum, in my estimation, is a living jazz legend, as well as being a teacher and writer for such publications as the New Yorker, Point of Departure, and Sound American.
Episode 184. S3. Matthew King, Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Returns with Taproots in Homage to the Great Silvio Rodriguez!
Featuring Yaya on vocals. John Corda on Keys.
Episode 183. S2. Kevin Scott. Composer. Conductor. A New Year's Eve Concert of Celebration and Remembrance.
Listen with closed eyes or gently blindfolded; don't just listen, enter the music, as together we step into 2021. We will make it through and we will thrive together.
Episode 182. S2. Nina Lydia Olff. Poet. An Excerpt from her book: "American Heritage: Many Tribes, Many Nations"
Nina, is an artist in everything she does - from her paintings, photographs, hand painted shirts and so much more - and she is a formidable poet.
Episode 181. S2. Leo Hwang. Poet. Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Scholar. A musical journey with feels from Zappa to Korean Pansori Tradition.
Dr. Leo Hwang is currently working at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Tune in to learn more about him.