The Taos Jazz BeBop Society's mission is to make Taos an exciting jazz music destination, worthy of the best jazz artists… to attract a vibrant new jazz audience…and to inspire young musicians to discover the joys of improvised music. With that in mind, the Society brings Quincy Troupe to Taos for two nights of jazz and poetry.
Two April Nights of Jazz and Poetry
Presented by Taos Jazz Bebop Society on April 7-8, 2017
April 7, 7:00 pm
Film: Miles & Me
An evening of film and revelations with poet and Miles Davis biographer, Quincy Troupe
Harwood Museum of Art Arthur Bell Auditorium
Tickets $10 / $8 Members, Only available at Harwood or by calling 575-758-9826
Quincy Troupe, acclaimed poet, writer and journalist, will present his film "MIles & Me," an intimate conversation with Miles Davis revealing new insights into the man, his music and his impact on the wider world of jazz. Among Troupe's best-selling works are Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis and his memoir, Miles & Me.Quincy Troupe is an awarding-winning author of ten volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction works; In 2010 Troupe received the American Book Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement.
April 8, 7:00 pm
A Jazz & Poetry Tribute to Miles & Coltrane
Doug Lawrence Quintet and Poets Quincy Troupe, Paul Nelson, Amalio Madueño, Anne MacNaughton, and more.
Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership
Tickets $12 Advance / $15 Door
About world-traveling sax man, Doug Lawrence:
"Think of Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra. They were able to touch our collective soul with their extraordinary sense of phrasing. Tenor man Doug Lawrence has got it. His phrasing is fluid, relaxed, conversational and charming, just like his easy going, seductive Southern drawl." - Bill Milkowski - JAZZTIMES