Want to start the new year on a gracious note? The daytime warming shelter for homeless Madisonians (at 827 East Washington Avenue) is looking for a group of jazz musicians (perhaps a duo, trio or quartet) to kick off a New Year’s Day reading (poetry, short memoir, and more) by writers who use the shelter’s services and come to a writing group hosted by the shelter 2-3 times per week.
The program will begin at 11:00 AM, and the band’s performance would be about 20 minutes long (i.e., until around 11:20 AM). The musicians would be welcome to perform alone or – if they’d like – be accompanied by one or more of the day’s featured poets. Local spoken word poet and producer Heymiss Progress (a.k.a. Sabrina Madison) will be the MC. Refreshments will be served.
The shelter is hoping the musicians will donate their services, but could offer a $50 honorarium to the band if need be. The musicians will need to bring their own equipment, and will be able to plug in to the shelter’s electric service. Participating musicians will be added to the shelter’s Facebook event and a (hand drawn) flyer that one of our shelter family is creating.
If you’re interested, please contact program coordinator Meg Rothstein, firstname.lastname@example.org. And please forward this message to any musicians you know who might be interested in performing. Thanks for considering this request.