September 20, 2018 7:30 pm

The Owl Music Parlor
497 Rogers Ave
$10.00 Suggested Donation

GAVAGAI is a monthly performance series curated and hosted by poet Danielle Blau that brings you poetry and fiction readings scored with original live music by composer-improviser-bassist Mike Brown, with other skilled improvisers (horn-players, cellists, violinists, vocalists, who knows?) often dropping in onstage as surprise guest-musicians. Danielle Blau’s Rhyme or Reason: Poets, Philosophers, and the Problem of Being Here Now is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. She won first place for her poetry in the 2015 multi-genre Narrative 30 Below Contest, and her chapbook mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award and published in 2013 with an introduction by D.A. Powell. Blau’s poems, short stories, articles, and interviews have also appeared and are forthcoming in such publications as The Atlantic online, The Baffler, Black Clock, The Harvard Review, The Literary Review, Narrative Magazine, The New Yorker’s book blog, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Wolf, and the Argos Books poetry anthology Why I Am Not a Painter. A graduate of Brown University with an honors degree in philosophy, and of NYU with an MFA in poetry, she teaches at the City University of New York.

This Month’s Guests:

About Guy Mintus
“An artist of prodigious talent and boundless ambition” (Brian Zimerman, DownBeat Magazine)

Following recent debuts in Paris and at the Montreal jazz Festival, the Guy Mintus trio will arrive to the Owl for a concert in an intimate setting. Featured guest would be the carnatic extraordinairy vocalist Roopa Mahadevan. Music worlds spanning spanning Jazz, south indian classical music, jewish music, middle eastern makam and R&B will be explored in a spontaneous and open approach.

Roopa Mahadevan – vocals
Guy Mintus – piano, vocals
Dan Pappalrdo – bass
Zack O’Farrill – drums

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