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World Poetry Celebrates Brian Landrus!

 Ariadne’s Notes:

 The World Poetry Café Radio Show, CRFO 100.5 FM on October 5, 1:35 FM, PST  welcomed the talented Brian Landrus featuring his new CD Generations. This is a wonderful CD , a multilayered tapestry of music that enchants the listeners.  Great detail and care was taken  to create the best possible sound. World Poetry Team : Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Swartzman and Special volunteer Sharon Rowe. Peace poems by Lina Zeron.

LISTEN HERE FOR THE RADIO SHOW!http://www.coopradio.org/station/archives/1707



A Must Hear CD! 

Composer and Baritone Saxophonist Brian Landrus Reveals a Thrilling, Ground-Breaking New Vision for the Jazz Orchestra on Generations   out July 28 via Blue Land Records   The 25-piece Brian Landrus Orchestra makes a stunning debut with sweeping compositions inspired by generations of composers, genres and family  This is really like nothing I’ve ever heard before.  It’s going to be amazing and I can’t wait to hear the final product! Joe Locke . To be part of Brian’s vision is enlightening.  It causes me optimism.”  Billy Hart   CD Release Concert  was Friday and Saturday July 28 & 29 at Cornelia Street Café, NYC.


Monumental in creative ambition, imaginative scope, and artistic achievement not to mention sheer scale – Generations is the breathtaking debut of the Brian Landrus Orchestra, a 25-piece all-star ensemble stocked with some of the most inventive musicians in modern music. These adventurous virtuosos have congregated to realize the extraordinary, sweeping music of composer, baritone saxophonist and low woodwind master Brian Landrus, whose work combines a lifetime worth of wide-ranging listening and playing into an arrestingly bold, radiant and singular vision.   Far from a standard big band project and unlike any orchestral jazz ensemble that come before it, the Brian Landrus Orchestra incorporates inspiration from classical music, hip-hop, soul, funk, jazz, reggae and world music with inspiration being the key word. In Landrusa inventive hands these diverse genres are deconstructed and absorbed, emerging in startling and unrecognizable ways to conjure a dramatic and thrilling sonic landscape.   The title Generations carries multiple meanings for Landrus including influences that span centuries from Bach to Ellington to Motown to Led Zeppelin to J Dilla; the family members that inspired Landrus and his music, from his father to his children; and the generations of musicians who have come together to breathe life into these deeply personal compositions. The drum chair alone features a four-decade difference in age, from the legendary Billy Hart to rising star drummer Justin Brown.   The awe-inspiring ensemble also features Jamie Baum, Tom Christensen, Darryl Harper, Michael Rabinowitz, Alden Banta and Landrus himself on woodwinds; Debbie Schmidt, Ralph Alessi, Igmar Thomas, Alan Ferber and Marcus Rojas on brass; harpist Brandee Younger and a string section featuring Sara Caswell, Mark Feldman, Joyce Hammann, Meg Okura, Lois Martin, Nora Krohn, Jody Redhage and Maria Jeffers; vibraphonist Joe Locke; and bassists Jay Anderson and Lonnie Plaxico. The Orchestra is conducted by bandleader JC Sanford, who has also held the baton for the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and the Alice Coltrane Orchestra. Landrus co-produced the album with fellow composers Robert Livingston Aldridge and Frank Carlberg.   Landrus comes to the project with a wealth of experience both as a leader and as a performer with some of the worlds most distinctive artists from a variety of genres: has toured the world in superstar Esperanza Spalding band and played in Ryan Truesdella  prize-winning Gil Evans Project as well as working with the likes of Bob Brookmeyer, Rufus Reid, Danilo Perez, Frank Kimbrough, Gary Smulyan, Maria Schneider, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, George Garzone, Bob Moses, Louis Nash, Nicholas Urie, Jerry Bergonzi, Ayn Inserto, Alan Ferber, Uri Caine and Ralph Alessi, among others. Generations is the culmination of a long-held dream for Landrus.

You can find the CD and all the outlets.

Source:  Braitwaite and Katz Communications.


World Poetry Celebrates the Wonderful Lozan Yolmosky!










Ariadne’s Notes:  World Poetry Café celebrated Lozan Yolmosky’s new book Counting Waves with a WP  book launch  on CFRO 100.5 FM  1 PM PST.  A challenging and interesting book launch packed with helpful information about caring and diversity.

Opening Peace Poems read from e-poets Monsif  Beroual, Morocco and Lina Zeron, Mexico. A must hear show!

Music and interview of Brian Landrus who phoned in from Brooklyn, N.Y.

World Poetry Team: Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Schwartzman  and special volunteer Sharon Rowe.


Lozan Yamolky is a Canadian -Kurdish from northern Iraq. Immigrated to Canada in 95 . She started reciting and writing new poetry in fall of 2013 through open mic. Freelance English, Kurdish & Arabic interpreter.




Upcoming performances and launches by Lozan:


Her book launch is on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 


At: The ACT Art Centre 

Holy Wow Poets Canada 

11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 6G1

Her publisher’s website is: http://www.silverbowpublishing.com/

She will be a feature poet & book signing at the following dates: 

* Poetry New West 

Sunday October 16 2-4pm 

At: Heritage Grill in New Westminster 

*  Renaissance Books in New Westminster 

on Wednesday October 18 

At: 7:00pm 


* Surrey Muse 

Surrey, BC 

October 24, 2017 


 World Poetry Radio show with Lozan and  her Uncle: