City of Asylum Jazz Poetry Month Continues at Alphabet City
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a complete list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Stride Piano with Claudio Cojaniz & Poet Daniel Borzutzky
Saturday, September 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
It’s going to be an evening of free jazz with internationally known pianist, Claudio Cojaniz. Cojaniz worked extensively as a composer, and writes music for film and TV. Since 1996 he has been a pianist in the New DK Blues Band quartet. Between jazz sets, Claudio will collaborate with Chilean-American writer and translator, Daniel Borzutzky, as well as poets from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa for a jazz and poetry interlude. Featured poets include Roberto Echeto (poet, fiction writer, graphic artist, essayist), Salah Badis (poet, translator, journalist), and CAI Tianxin (poet, essayist).