Everton Sylvester & Searching for Banjo + THE ROGOVOY SALON

Everton Sylvester & Searching for Banjo + THE ROGOVOY SALON

Sunday, December 3

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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Green - Banex/Grey - Alley/Purple - Floor/Blue - Mid Level/Red - Upper Level

Everton Sylvester
Everton Sylvester
Jamaican-born funk-poet Everton Sylvester buries so much rhythm and evocative sound in his witty, inventive poems that they need no conventional melodies to exist as songs. Besides, he has the burnished voice of a jazz singer anyway, and his Jamaican-inflected English has its own kind of music. His woodwind-bass-drum trio Searching for Banjo’s blend of hip-noir jazz is the perfect complement to Sylvester’s strongly narrative, often humorous snapshots of life and love in New York and Jamaica.

In a previous life, Everton worked as a banker, an insurance agent, and an optician. He then threw it all away and worked his way up from the midweek open mic at the Nuyorican Café – ground-zero of the poetry-slam movement – to headlining spots on weekend nights.

His poems have been published in the Massachusetts Review, the Brooklyn Review, River Run, the Mississippi Review and Gathering of the Tribes. He is featured in the PBS series “United States of Poetry” and in the film “Slamming.” Sylvester is also lead poet with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials.
Sylvester says his influences include Alfred Lord Tennyson, Leonard Cohen and the Jamaican poet Mikey Smith.
Venue Information:
Club Helsinki
405 Columbia St
Hudson, NY, 12534