Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with host and producer Ariadne Sawyer , co-host Neall Ryon, Super Tech Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed Kendra Shank (Vocalist) on air talking about their new CD. Half Moon is a lovely CD , poetic and meaningful, a listening delight.
Quote: A deep, stimulating rapport honed over many years…. Mesmeric…uplifting…powerful…– Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times”
“Shank and Keezer each have an impressive command of nuance, dynamics and texture…. Their shared reverence is balanced by a desire and ability to subtly surprise their listeners…– George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune.”
Artists: Kendra Shank (Vocalist), Kendra Shank mixes modern jazz, standards, world music, folk/pop, and open improvisation, all unified by her soulful storytelling, inventive phrasing, and spontaneous group interplay. Geoffrey Keezer’s singular style of intellectually abstract lyricism woven over exotically complex rhythms and harmonies makes him one of the most sought-after artists on the modern jazz scene. Join vocalist Kendra Shank and pianist Geoffrey Keezer in celebration as they play music from their new album “Half Moon.”
Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar wizard Jim Hall, star bassist Christian McBride or vibes master Joe Locke, Geoffrey “has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole” (Time Magazine).”
* Thanks to Ann Braithwaite of Braithwaite & Katz Communications for source materials.
Ariadne’s notes: We are honoured to present our first e-poet feature! In the future we also hope to have a newsletter with correspondents from World Poetry Canada International poets, artists, musicians and others. Welcome Dimitris P. Kraniotis, our first featured e-poet! His e-poem was read on the World Poetry Café Radio Show ; CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
Dimitris P. Kraniotis is an award-winning Greek poet. He was born in 1966 in Stomio (Larissa) in central Greece. He studied Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He lives and works as a Medical Doctor (Internal Medicine Specialist Physician) in Larissa (Greece).
He is the author of 7 poetry books: “Traces” (Greece 1985), “Clay Faces” (Greece 1992), “Fictitious Line” (Greece 2005), “Dunes” (Romania 2007), “Endogram” (Greece 2010), “Edda” (Romania 2010) and “Illusions” (Romania 2010). Also he is the Editor-in-Chief of the international anthology in English “World Poetry 2011” (205 poets from 65 countries).
He was invited and he has participated in several International Poetry Festivals around the World. His poems have been translated into 25 languages and published in many countries around the World.
He is Academician of Academy Tiberina of Rome & International Academy of Micenei (Italy), Doctor of Literature by World Academy of Arts and Culture, President of 22nd World Congress of Poets (Larissa, Greece 2011) by United Poets Laureate International and Founder & Director of Mediterranean Poetry Festival in Larissa (Greece).
The World Poetry Café Radio Show on September 15, 1-2 pm CFRO 100.5 FM, with host and producer, Ariadne Sawyer, host Neall Ryon, engineer Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed the talented youth poet Kiyano John Nguyen and his wonderful mother Wanda John-Kehewin. It was a fascinating show with a welcome poem by World Poetry Life Time Achievement Award Winner Vera Manuel, read by Ariadne Sawyer and music by Don Amero. Kiyano’s poetry was profound and well read. World Poetry is so proud of the youth of the world!
Kiyano is a high school student who writes to express himself. He has been published in Quills poetry as well as Ricepaper Magazine under the name Kiyano John -Kehewin. He is of Cree and Vietnamese decent. He loves using his creative side through painting, drawing, and writing. His writing, he says comes from a place where he can see both the light and dark of the state of the wor