CALL + RESPONSE
CALL and RESPONSE is a series of two multidisciplinary performative events organized collaboratively by Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project and the American Jazz Museum, generating from the desire to bring artists from different media, genres, communities and backgrounds together to share, inspire one another, and build new audiences. This two-part, two-location series spotlights a mix of writers, spoken word poets, jazz musicians, electronic musicians, and composers.
CALL and RESPONSE participants are writers/poets Robert Baumann, Glenn North, Shavonne “Queen” Standifer, Kynan Ramsey, Faith Scott, and Jordan Stempleman; the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance; and the contemporary jazz ensemble Synergy.
The first event takes place on First Friday, October 2 (reception at 7pm, performance at 8pm, free) at UCP’s la Esquina, 1000 West 25th. It will specifically take the idea of “Call” as inspiration, while the second event, on Third Tuesday, October 20 at the Jazz Museum’s Blue Room, 1616 East 18th (doors open at 7pm, performance at 8pm, free) will relate directly to the notion of “Reponse.” Both evenings will include solo pieces by each of the performers as well as collaborative efforts.