Listen to art-inspired poetry and jazz Wed. June 20 at the Gibbes

Brush strokes, key notes, and free verse

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Amaker and Baxter - JENNIFER SMITH
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Amaker and Baxter

Get ready for the ultimate cultural summer mashup: the Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz partner up for a poetry and jazz performance on Wed. June 20 at 6 p.m. The evening features Charleston’s poet laureate Marcus Amaker and Grammy nominated musician/producer Quentin E. Baxter, who will present original compositions inspired by the art currently on display in the museum.


This isn’t the artists’ first collab: previously, the duo put out spoken word and jazz albums including The New Foundation and empath. Additionally, Amaker has been featured on TedXCharleston, PBS Newshour, A&E Network and was named one of Charleston’s 50 Most Influential People by Charleston Business Magazine; Baxter is currently on a worldwide tour with a star-studded crew comprised of Rene Marie, Freddy Cole, and Ranky Tanky.


Tickets are $20 for members, $25 non-members, and $10 with a valid student/faculty ID.

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