Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa Fe Jazz & Poetry at Blue Chip Contemporary

Jazz and Spoken Word
at Blue Chip Contemporary
Monday, Dec. 7
7-9 p.m.

Blue Chip Contemporary
(formerly Chado Contemporary Art)
112 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe

Multi-flutist Windy Dankoff, guitarist Denny Cicak and poet Wayne Lee
of Santa Fe will be joined by percussionist Griffin Brady of Buffalo, NY
for an evening of jazz and poetry. The four will collaborate in various settings as they explore the relationship between improvisational music and the spoken word.

Windy Dankoff chose to learn the flute in 1971 because it would fit in his backpack.
He now uses flutes of all shapes and sizes to play improvisational music based on
classic jazz, Native American, Indian, and who-knows.

Denny Cicak can't remember what song he's supposed to be playing at any given point in time, so he often improvises while the other people in the group play or sing whatever they want. This creates a fresh and interesting sound that can go in unlimited directions. Occasionally, after the music starts, the entire room will empty in seconds, creating a uniquely spacious atmosphere and an all-pervasive silence when the songs are finished.

Wayne Lee has been a commercial fisherman, professional actor/dancer, anodizing technician, waiter, account executive, carpet cleaner, journalist, marketing consultant, public information officer, tutor and small business owner. He had to write poetry to figure out who he was!

Griffin Brady performs in a number of groups including On the Sly ( and the Joseph Glarner Blues Band. He can also be found on the educational workshop circuit in schools all over Western New York with the Rural Percussion Project and all over the East Coast
acting as a supporting player to master drummer Bernard Woma.

Seating is limited. Call (505) 820-0562 for more information.

Thanks to Santa Fe poet Rachelle Woods for this info

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