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Jammin’ at the Gem Concert Series Showcases Vibraphonist Roy Ayers with Spoken Word and Jazz Poetry Innovators

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Roy Ayers
The second installment in the American Jazz Museum's noted 2011/2012 “Jammin' at the Gem" concert series season headlines another musical master of world renown, the vibraphonist/composer, Roy Ayers. Mr. Ayers will be joined by two pioneers of jazz poetry and spoken word, jessica Care moore and Louis Reyes Rivera.

Of poets, Moore and Reyes Rivera, AJM Poet-In-Residence, Glenn North states, “Jessica Care Moore was the first poet who appeared on “Showtime at the Apollo" to win 5 times in a row. Louis Reyes Rivera has an incredibly melodic delivery and uses poetry to bridge cultures."

North instituted the highly successful Jazz Poetry Jams program held the third Tuesday of each month at The Blue Room. Bringing spoken word artistry and jazz poetry to the Gem Theater and the Jammin' at the Gem concert series is a new development with the upcoming concert on February 11th.

“This performance also represents two generations of spoken word artistry and we couldn't be more excited about the concert," North concluded.

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 8:00 PM

WHO: Vibraphonist/vocalist, Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artists on the music-scene today. Many of of Ayers' songs, including: “Everybody Loves the Sunshine," “Searchin,'" and “Running Away" have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJ's worldwide .

WHERE: The historic Gem Theater—Season celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Gem Theater located in Kansas City, Missouri at the historic 18th & Vine District and is part of the American Jazz Museum complex of exhibits and event facilities.

TICKETS: Available at Ticketmaster and through the American Jazz Museum Box Office at 816.474.6262

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