Chestertown, MD — Jane LeCroy, New York poet, singer and novelist performs poetry/jazz with bassist Tom Abbs at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 at the O'Neill Literary House on the campus of Washington College.
Of LeCroy's jazz/poetry, New York Press writer Jordan Flaherty said, "Her lyrics bring a world-weary cynicism and a newborn's sense of wonder to songs about everything from outer space and electricity to sex and numbers." Avant Garde Classics Series said, "Her clever verse cuts through the superficialities of life. . . . and her dark cabaret style haunts the listener." Abbs has been called "a force of nature playing the upright bass. Together the two are raw and beautiful." The audience will find their performance characterized by spontaneous acts of courage—half their set is improvised, while the other half is "as alive and open as it is planned and refined."
LeCroy's jazz/poetry performance is sponsored by the Washington College Friends of the Arts, Friends of the O'Neill Literary House, and The Writers Union. It is free and open to the public.