• Aug 24 2019 | 11:00 am

    OFF-SITE: Marvin Tate’s Jazz On Da Block

    A community celebration of music and storytelling held at 5944 West Race Street

Hello neighbors and friends, my name is Marvin Tate. I am a recent recipient of the “Safe and Peaceful Grant”, sponsored by the nonprofit, “Austin Coming Together”. My event (see flyer) is called, “Jazz on’da Block”. JODB, is free and will be held on August 24th, on my family’s property, 5944 West Race Street, from 11am-7pm. I am reaching out to you and like-minded residents to come and share what I hope to be an annual happening at my family’s house. This event will stage some of the city’s best jazz improvisers along with a storytelling competition for $50.00. So, bring a chair and come chill on what I hope to be another great day in the neighborhood.

Marvin Tate was born on the city’s westside. His family has been living in the Austin community at 5944 west Race Street for 45 years. Tate is an Arts-Educator and a critically acclaimed Performance-Poet, Visual Artist and Performer. His work has appeared on NPR, Jazz in America, Def-Jam Poetry, and has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, Spin Magazine and The New York Times. Presently, his visual art can be seen at the Green-Line Train Station at the Laramie Stop and at the prestigious Intuit Museum.


11:00 Guest Speaker

11:20 Shazah

12:00 Oba (Storytelling)

12:40 Adam Zanolini

1:25 Greg Ward

2:20 LUA feat. Cher Jey & Alex Wing

3:00 Sam Lewis + Jus Hambone

3:30 Hunter Diamond

4:30 Storytelling Contest & Open Mic

5:10 Ben Lamar Gay

6:10 Isaiah Spencer

Jazz on da block is made possible by the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities made possibly by Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities