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Poemjazz

Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood

Sunday, February 26 | 7:30 p.m.

Harlen Adams Theatre

Buy Tickets: $32 Adult | $30 Senior | $20 Youth | $10 Chico State Student

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“If the blending of poetry and jazz conjures images of smoky Greenwich Village coffeehouses where Jack Kerouac wannabes bleat to bongo beats, park that cliché. Pinsky and Hobgood establish a wholly simpatico artistic partnership.” - Jazz Times

Robert Pinsky, the 39th U.S. Poet Laureate, has created an intimate evening of poetry and music with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Laurence Hobgood. Poemjazz intertwines language and instrument, emphasizing the physical and melodic qualities of voice as well as the way jazz improvisation can sometimes seem to speak a language all its own.

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