Medicine Woman of Jazz, the second collection of jazz-infused poetry from Golda Solomon, chronicles the life and times of a Jewish girl from Brooklyn, from early childhood and school days to the loss of her father and sexual awakenings; from her introduction to and immersion in the NYC jazz scene to her life as a poet, teacher, and mother.
Golda Solomon, poet and spoken word performer, is the founder of Po'Jazz (Poetry in Partnership with Jazz), most recently in residence at The Cornelia Street Café, Greenwich Village, NYC. She also gigs around NYC and goes on the road with a fabulous roster of jazz musicians including Christopher Dean Sullivan, Michael TA Thompson, Joe Giardullo, Saco Yasuma, Lisa Parrott, Kelvin Bell, Eri Yamamoto, Bernard Purdie, Tony Jefferson, JD Parran, Will Connell, Jr., and Larry Roland. Golda has performed at Arts for Art Vision Festival, University of the Streets, Baha'i Center, and the Evolving Voice series and she has brought her words to festivals and universities in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. She is a founding member of IWJ (International Women In Jazz) and two-time awardee performing at All Nite Soul at St. Peter's, NYC, the "jazz" church and at IWJ's Inaugural Women In Jazz Festival. Golda's first collection of poetry was Flatbush Cowgirl, for which she pro-duced a companion CD, First Set. A second CD of her poetry, Word Riffs, was recorded with Center Search Quest and Saco Yasuma. She also co-produced the CD, Po'Jazz: Takin' It To the Hollow. Her work has appeared in the anthologies The Mom Egg and Heal (Clique Calm Books.) Golda created "From Page To Performance" workshops for emerging poets and "ready to come out of the closet" writers and delivers innovative, on-site organization specific arts programming to workplaces, schools and other organizations. She is a member of WOMENWRITE, nyc, bringing poetry in performance to the tri-state area. Golda is a proud poetry outreach mentor for City College (CUNY) and the annual CCNY Poetry Festival, and a teacher for Learning to See™, The Brenda Connor-Bey Legacy Workshop Series. She is poet-in-residence at Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY where she facilitates "ArtSpeak: Responding to the Walls" creative writing workshops, partially funded by Poets & Writers. Her latest project, the Jazz and Poetry Choir Collective conducted by Michael T.A. Thompson, had its inaugural performance at The Cornelia Street Café in May, 2011. jazzjaunts.com / firstname.lastname@example.org