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The Get Free Collective: Jazz, Poetry, Healing, & Resistance • Morningside Area Alliance

The Get Free Collective: Jazz, Poetry, Healing, & Resistance

Please join us on Saturday April 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM in Dorothy Maynor Hall for an afternoon of Jazz, Poetry, Healing, and Resistance featuring writer, poet, and scholar Dr. Naomi Extra, and drummer, composer, and educator, Jerome Jennings. Dr. Extra and Mr. Jennings will give a concert of jazz and poetry, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. This event is open to the public.
The Get Free Collective: Jazz, Poetry, Healing, & Resistance
Dorothy Maynor Hall
Harlem School of the Arts, The Herb Alpert Center
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Suggested Donation: $15
Free for students & seniors (65+)
About the Artists:
Naomi Extra is a freelance writer, poet, and scholar. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Rutgers University, Newark. In both her creative and scholarly work, she explores the themes of agency and pleasure in the lives of black women and girls. Her current research focuses on black feminist engagement with sex-positivity through the work of three under-explored writers of the 1970s and 80s. Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Zora, Glamour, Lit Hub, The Lily, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Naomi’s manuscript, Ratchet Supreme, was selected by poet Tiana Clark as the winner of the 2019 BOAAT Chapbook Prize. In 2021, she was named as one of “20 Poets You Should Know” by Essence Magazine. Currently, she is an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Fellow in Feminist Knowledge and Social Justice at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Jerome Jennings is a drummer, activist, bandleader, composer, sideman, educator, and Emmy-winning composer. His debut recording ‘The Beast’ is a reflection of the everyday joys and traumas of black life in the U.S. It was named one of the top three Jazz releases by NPR, received a four-star rating in Downbeat Magazine, and was nominated for the prestigious French ‘Grand Prix du Disque’ award for Album of the Year in 2016. Jerome’s sophomore recording, ‘Solidarity’, released November 2019 was recognized by NPR as best music that spoke truth to power of 2019.
Jerome earned a MM from the prestigious Juilliard School in Manhattan NY. He has been Resident Director of The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra since 2017. Jazz At Lincoln Center has Jerome Jennings on file as an accredited jazz scholar. As always, Jerome has remained a pertinent performer.
To date Jerome has/is performing/recording/touring with; Sonny Rollins, Hank Jones, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis (J@LC), Christian McBride, George Cables, Paula West, Ernestine Anderson, Papo Vazquez, Catherine Russell, Henry Butler, Philip Bailey, The Count Basie Orchestra, Gerald Wilson, Ronnie Mathews, Curtis Fuller, and many more.


Apr 23 2022


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue


Harlem School of the Arts
(212) 926-4100