Two poets with bass
Poet & Pianist Eliot Cardinaux
From Western Mass Opening, in solo, then joining Po’Jazz
Golda Solomon is a founding member of New York’s Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective, eight (8) poets and musicians bringing experience and playfulness to Jazz, and, on behalf of underrepresented people’s! She is the founder and curator of Po’Jazz occupying a monthly stage at one of NY’s iconic Jazz Club’s,THE CORNELIA ST CAFÉ, during the 90’s and 2000’s.
Eliot Cardinaux, born in Dayton, Ohio in 1984, Eliot is a pianist and poet now living in Northampton, Massachusetts. Having studied jazz piano at The Manhattan School of Music, as well as contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory, he has lived in many places and absorbed a variety of influences. He is the founder of The Bodily Press through which he has released the works of other poets, as well as several of his own projects.
Special Note, Reunion: Eliot as a young poet in the making, was a former student of Golda Solomon’s in N.Y.!
Poet E.J. Antonio has received fellowships in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and others. She has appeared as a featured reader and performer at many venues in the NY tri-state area. Her work has been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies including African Voices Literary Magazine; Black Renaissance Noire; The Mom Egg; Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Mobius and Casa de Cinco. E.J. is the author of two chapbooks: Every Child Knows, Premier Poets Chapbook Series 2007 and Solstice, Red Glass Books, 2013. Her jazzoetry cd Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session was released in the fall of 2010. E.J. is a founding member of the "Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective," and currently serves as a founding board member of the non-profit arts organization One Breath Rising
Christopher Dean Sullivan Bassist, started his career in Pittsburgh , PA., where he attended Pitt University, Robert Morris College, and now teaches music theory for the Jazz Workshop Inc there. Christopher’s discography is varied and he continues to receive various New York State and community recognitions for outstanding Service in the Arts. Christopher has shared the stage in performance and/or recorded with Archie Shepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Roger Humphries, Odean Pope, Joe Giardullo, Joe McPhee, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Hart, Christian McBride, Sonny Fortune, Charles Gale, Carl Grubbs, Irene Reid, Jon Faddis, Vanessa Rubin, Eddie Henderson, Bob Gluck, Charli Persip, Pete Seeger, Roy Campbell, Barbara Sfraga, just to name a few.