Jazz & Poetry At DIA this Friday!
Alfredo de La Fe Friday December 17th at 7 & 8:30pm
Cuban born, New York based superstar violinist Alfredo de La Fe is a musical legend and one of the founders of Latin Jazz and Salsa music. A true virtuoso, de La Fe is known for his innovative approach and vision, fusing jazz with a variety of Cuban rhythms including Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, and Danzon. Performing with Alfredo de La Fe are his Cuban Allstars, featuring Nachito Herrera on piano, Raul Pineda on drums, master percussionist Jesus Diaz, and Armando Gola on bass.
Jamaal May is a Cave Canem Fellow, Callaloo Writing Workshop Participant and student in Warren Wilson’s MFA for writers. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Callaloo, Indiana Review, The Collagist, Verse Daily, NPR and WJR760 among other magazines, anthologies and broadcasts. May has received a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, an International Publication Prize from Atlanta Review, a Pushcart nomination, and he was a finalist for the 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. May is also a two-time Detroit Poetry Slam Champion and two-time Midwest Regional Poetry Slam Champion. He has been teaching poetry in Detroit Public Schools through the Inside Out Literary Arts Project since 2007.