The annual Hot Times Music Festival is just around the corner (September 7, 8, 9) with a wealth of great local talent and some National. This year, the Jazz Poetry Ensemble pays tribute to long-time Hot Times volunteer and civil rights lawyer Kate Schulte. The tribute will feature The Jazz Poetry Ensemble and special guests jazz greats Edward “Kidd” Jordan and D.D. Jackson on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm.
Kate is being honored for her work advancing equal rights, equal opportunity, and equal justice. The cases she was most proud of were Police Officers for Equal Rights, women firefighters, and curb ramps.
The Jazz Poetry Ensemble is a collection of extraordinary musicians who cover a vast range of experiences and styles. Together they are an electrifying ensemble. Their performance will be In tribute to the memory of civil and human rights lawyer and activist Kate Schulte and will feature Edward “Kidd” Jordan and D.D. Jackson. Jordan, is a legend in avant-garde jazz circles who has taught some of New Orleans’ finest, including the Marsalis brothers and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Jordan performs on tenor, baritone, soprano, alto, C-melody and soprano saxophones, as well as contrabass and bass clarinets. He has performed and recorded with a wide selection of musicians in styles ranging from R&B to avant-garde jazz, including Ray Charles, St.v.e Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ornette Coleman, Ellis Marsalis, Cannonball Adderley. D.D. Jackson is a Juno-Award-winning jazz pianist/composer and composer for film, t.v. and media whose work spans 12 CD’s as leader or co-leader (including two for the major label RCA Victor/BMG and 10 for Justin Time Records) featuring almost entirely original material. He won the Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album – Instrumental in 2000 for his BMG (RCA Victor) solo piano disc “…so far”. is and Juno-Award-winning jazz pianist and composer D.D. Jackson.