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Happy Anniversary to Banana Puddin' Jazz!!
First Show was April 7, 2003

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Tue, May 25, 2021
7 PM EST

Rome Neal Banana Puddin' Jazz 

Presents ​


 "SEVEN JAZZY GUITARS"
an evening of music
dedicated to the memory of
legendary playwright, August Wilson"


A FREE Virtually Live Performance on
Youtube and FB Live
 

  • YouTube

Featuring: 

Keith Johnston, Benjamin Lapidus, Guy Davis,
Ayodele Maakheru, Kevin McNeal,
Richard Miller, and Lou Vega

 

To add to the tribute to August Wilson,
my dear bro-star Jerome Preston Bates
(six-time AUDELCO Award-winning actor)
who actually starred in August's SEVEN GUITARS on
Broadway will perform a monologue from the play.

More info 

 

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"Absolutely Superb... A must see and should be seen internationally!!!" - Jean Parnell, WHCR 90.3 FM

"Great... Ishmael throwing truth with piercing daggers"

- Ron Scott, Amsterdam News E

" Loved the play reading...so funny... enjoyed every minute of it. The cast is remarkable. Bravo!" - Mary T. Brown

"I really enjoyed watching Ishmael's latest play on Saturday night. Another tour de force to be sure! I liked how it mixed the essayistic with the dramatic -- the campy B-movie melodrama with anti-racist art history." - Lonely Christopher

"I just watched it on YouTube and it is great...I learned a lot about Basquiat.... a scathing critique of the racist "art" and entertainment world that exploits the art and the artists.... The music is superb.I love how this piece is so much about Ishmael Reed, as poet, writer, scholar, musician, playwright, thinker, historian, everything.

It is funny....And it is very moving.... directing was wonderful.It's exciting to just imagine what this will be like in production. I hope we can all travel by then so that we can all go see it in a theater".-
Yuri Kageyama, journalist, filmmaker

Ishmael Reed's "THE SLAVE WHO LOVED CAVIAR" directed by Rome Neal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgiFuEUhzy0&ab_channel=NuyoricanPoetsCafe

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Rome Neal w/ Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet

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Banana Puddin' Jazz on TV
Tune in every Sunday @ 7:30 PM , and Monday at 4;30 AM(EDT) to Rome Neal's Banana Pudding Jazz TV show on Brooklyn Public Network and catch up with some of the magical nights that were filmed live at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe..... Delightful nights of Jazz on world wide web by just clicking below and stroll down a bit:
 

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Tue, May 25, 2021,
7 PM EST


Rome Neal Banana Puddin' Jazz 

 
"SEVEN JAZZY GUITARS" 
an evening of music dedicated to the memory of legendary playwright, August Wilson"

Featuring: 

Keith Johnston, Benjamin Lapidus, Guy Davis,
Ayodele Maakheru, Kevin McNeal,
Richard Miller, and Lou Vega

Special Guest - Jerome Preston Bates
Six-time AUDELCO Award-winning actor
who starred in August's SEVEN GUITARS on
Broadway will perform a monologue from the play.

More info 

Gratis on YouTube and FaceBook Live, however, your financial support will help to keep this program ALIVE and LIVE!

venmo: rome-neal-2 or PayPal: romekyn@earthlink.net

The ninth in a new series of Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz events! STREAMED LIVE! (Facebook YouTube) FREE... 

SPONSORS:

Jazz Foundation Of America, John D. Smith, Ron Cephas Jones, Black Repertory's Birel Vaughn Theater (Berkeley), Barbara Flowers, Sheryl Renee Productions, Chris Bryan, Laurence Holder, Lisi Pakulski, Steve Cromity,
George Turner, Leonieke Scheuble, Dr. Gerry Baker,
Dr. Audrey Baker, Nostrand Social Supper Club



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