Not only is Floyd Salas on the bill, performing his usual kick-ass poetry, but I will be performing my piece “NO-Body” with Catherine Matovich, violinist extraordinaire, on violin.  We plan to party afterward! (Tickets available on-line or at the door.)

Violinist Catherine Matovich has jammed with Bo Diddley, played back-up for Mary J. Blige and toured the world with Neil Diamond. She is fiddler with the well-loved Cajun-Zydeco band, CZ and the Bon Vivants. Catherine also plays classical viola for the California Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic. Under the pen name, Jasmine Stone, she is the author of two racy books published by Virgin and translated into several languages.


SFJAZZ Poetry Festival
Lucha Corpi, Floyd Salas,
Jack & Adelle Foley,
& Claire Ortalda


Sunday, June 9, 7:30pm · 9:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab


SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Ishmael Reed brings a diverse group of poets center stage, many riffing with improvising instrumentalists. Following each night’s final performance, young poets will  have a chance to get onstage during an open-mic session and perform their work beginning around 10:30PM.


SFJAZZ Center is located at the corner of Franklin and Fell streets in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood.  It is easily accessible from Muni Metro (Van Ness or Civic Center stations) and BART (Civic Center station).


201 Franklin Street (at Fell)
San Francisco, CA. 94102
Public: 866-920-5299