Bay Area JazzPoetry Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Berkeley, California, USA
Festival Description

The Annual Bay Area JazzPoetry Festival celebrated April’s intersection of Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month. The festival no longer takes place.

Festival Dates April 25, 2009
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Quotes from BAJPF audience:
  • “The ability of your group to bring folks together from varying backgrounds and ethnicities impresses me and warms my heart.”
  • “The mix of spoken word with the soundscape of music was incredible. It was like painting on a canvas with emotion-colored paints. Strikingly beautiful.”
  • “planned to leave before the end of the show, but found I could not leave before the last beat. Great work on the First Annual….”
  • “The line up of acts were impressive in their diversity and talent”
  • “thanks again for a wonderful evening of good jazz and poetry”
  • “Great show at the hillside! Congrats on the turnout”
  • “I think that you guys should be very proud of yourself for pulling off the huge challenge of coordinating all of those performers. I think that you did a fantastic job with promotion, the posters, flyers…”
  • “The ambiance was great. The venue was just intimate enough and a great place overall. The after party at Café La Paz was da bomb. Wow!”
  • “thoroughly enjoyed the show”


Practical Info:

  • Berkeley Hillside Club
    2286 Cedar Street
    Berkeley, California


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