Readin' N Rhythm VII: A Tribute to the Everyday Things

Readin' N Rhythm VII: A Tribute to the Everyday Things

Thomas Kennedy, SweetPro, The Brooklyn Players Reading Society, Igor Lumpert

Sun · May 18, 2014

Doors: 2:30 pm / Show: 3:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Readin' N Rhythm
Readin' N Rhythm
Readin' N Rhythm presents A Tribute to the Everyday Things, a matinee show from 3-6 pm featuring award-winning writer Thomas Kennedy (Kerrigan in Copenhagen, In The Company of Angels), an incredibly smart, talented, and funny author gifted with an enchanting, musical reading style. He'll be performing a track from his recent album, An Introduction, featuring dynamic interpretations of Danish writer Dan Turell's poems set to music, along with some original poetry and fiction. Copies of his CD will be available for purchase.

New York-based jazz fusion greats Sweetpro will also be performing. For a taste of their style, check out an episode of Louis CK's TV show Louie - that's right, they're his band. RnR house band The Brooklyn Players Reading Society will kick things off with a short set at 3 pm - other musical guests T.B.A. $5 cover.

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Thomas Kennedy
Thomas E. Kennedy’s more than 30 books include novels, story and essay collections, literary criticism, translation, and anthologies -- most recently the four independent novels of the Copenhagen Quartet – In the Company of Angels (2010), Falling Sideways (2011), Kerrigan in Copenhagen (2013) and Beneath the Neon Egg (2014), all from Bloomsbury Publishing worldwide. The Copenhagen novels have been highly praised in the media in the U.S. and U.K., and the current novel was a New York Times Notable Book. His stories and essays appear regularly in American periodicals and have won O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes and a National Magazine Award. Kennedy’s latest project is his recently produced album of readings of his translations of the Danish poet Dan Turèll, set to the music of Halfdan E (award-winning composer for, inter alia, Borgen. Kennedy teaches in the M.F.A. Program of Fairleigh Dickinson University and lives in Denmark.
SweetPro is the band that creates the music for Louis CK's series "Louie". We're also featured on the DVD "Louis Live at the Beacon Theater."
The Brooklyn Players Reading Society
RnR house band The Brooklyn Players Reading Society is an experimental, free rock band blending spoken word and song. The members of BPRS explore their instruments in new ways, incorporate a wide range of sounds into each of their pieces, and generally experiment with songwriting and improvising.
Igor Lumpert
A progressive tenor saxophonist and composer, Igor Lumpert's music represents a unique blend of jazz, eastern European music, and classical music. He has performed with jazz legends including Reggie Workman, John Abercrombie, and Chico Hamilton.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215