Pershing Field Garden Friends presents
An evening of Poetry, Prose & Song
to Benefit the Gardens at Pershing Field
Lulu’s Hair Zone
8 Thorne Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307
Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Music by: “Cabaret Sauvignon” and Sofia Oro.
Spoken Word by: Jen Hyde and Brian Bradford.
Your donation of $16 will include a beverage and a selection of Square 1’s sweet and savory treats.
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Jen Hyde is the author of Hua Shi Hua,华诗画 [Drawings & Poems from China], Ahsahta 2017. She is currently at work on Murmur, a 2016 finalist for the Creative Capital Grant in Literature. Jen holds a BFA in writing from Pratt Institute and an MFA in poetry from NYU. She is the recipient fellowships from the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, The Millay Colony, and Yaddo. She lives in Brooklyn where she is a Heart Valve Ambassador for The American Heart Association, the Assistant Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and a collaborative chapbook publisher for No Dear/Small Anchor.
A recipient of the Henfield Transatlantic Review award for fiction, Brian Bradford’s work has appeared in numerous Lit. Mags. and journals including “Black Ice” (The Fiction Collective 2) and “New Blood.” His first novel, Greetings From Gravipause was released by Jaded Ibis Press in December of 2015. He currently serves as a full professor of English and Co-Director of the AFA in Creative Writing Program at Warren County Community College. When not writing or teaching, Bradford spends time in his laboratory working diligently to perfect eco-friendly foot deodorants for our astronauts and Olympic athletes.
Amy Elise deJong, Alexandra Finger, Amanda Levie, Elena Zazanis
Cabaret Sauvignon is an all-female, Jersey City based a cappella quartet covering tantalizing tunes from today’s Top 40 all the way back to old torch songs! Their repertoire includes up-tempo numbers and ballads, medleys and mashups, and with a wide selection of seasonal favorites, this group is always ready to perk up the party any time of year.
Cabaret Sauvignon arranges and acquires new songs all the time and more recently began to write some originals. In 2015 they composed “The Mysterious A Cappella Murder Cabaret,” which Theater Pizzaz reviewed as, “…fiercely entertaining, whimsical, and unique in form. These four women are pros at blending four part harmonies.”
Cabaret Sauvignon performs throughout the greater New York area for charitable fund-raisers, private, corporate and public events, product launches, venue openings, festivals and national holiday celebrations. Their social media presence extends to Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Linked In, and SoundCloud, and their website is cabsavjc.com. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-699-3181.
Sofia Oro, 13 years old starting eighth grade at St. Nicholas School in Jersey City, loves to play guitar. She started taking lessons at the Guitar Bar in Hoboken and continues to play after school with the Little Kids Rock program. This summer she travelled to Gowanus Brooklyn to participate in a Rock Camp and performed with the Gowanus Music Club a Rockwood Music Hall in downtown Manhattan. Last summer she performed in Jersey City for the “Jazz at Lunch” series at Exchange Place and the “Hub” a MLK drive. She has also performed at NJCU for “Relay For Life” event and in Hoboken at a benefit for the Hope Center. Sofia is so excited to have the opportunity to perform for her community with the Pershing Field Garden Friends.