The Talking Stick proudly presents
JAZZ FUNK FEST
2013 dates: Sunday, June 30, Thurs, Aug 22, Tues, Oct 29 (halloweenie), and Sunday Dec 29 (xmas) from 7-10pm, free admission at 1411 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291, phone 310-450-6052, more info: Laughtears.com 310-306-7330 http://blackshoepolish.blogspot.com
In the tradition of the Venice West Cafe (the legendary Beat hang-out at 7 Dudley Ave, aka Sponto Gallery from 1984-2008), local Venice musicians will celebrate the rebellious liberation of tuneful creativity.
7pm: BLACK SHOE POLISH. Within the free collective BSP, words that should never be said collide with notes that should never be played. Fiery poetic painter Rex Butters slap sense into words through multi-dimensional discourse. Gerry Fialka, Paulie Dee, Tad Dery & guests combine fantastical funky fretwork with keyboards and a cauldron of controlled chaos, creating ink stained improvisational interplay. Spoken Word and Free Improvisation as it was never meant to be, Black Shoe Polish reconvenes the Inconceivable with righteous rascality.
8:30pm: Lyrical multi-instrumentalist ERIC AHLBERG'S JAZZ WORKSHOP recall the explorations of Public Enemy, Hank Williams, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, George Carlin and John Coltrane with tasty world beat tangents.
"To funk is only peternatural its daring feers divine. Bebold!" - Finnegans Wake by James Joyce