Jazz Poet T.J. Anderson To Perform At Concord For 'Diverse Voices' Series

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 28 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord Universit
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312

Jazz Poet T.J. Anderson To Perform At Concord For 'Diverse Voices' Series

ATHENS - Concord University will host esteemed jazz poet Dr. T. J. Anderson, III on Monday, April 4 at 8 p.m. He will perform his poetry on the Subway Stage in the Student Center as part of Concord University’s “Diverse Voices” Guest Author Series.

Anderson, a professor of English at Hollins University, has multiple published works including “At Last Round Up,” “River to Cross” and “Notes to Make the Sound Come Right.” He will perform his works accompanied by the Concord University Jazz Band as well as his own percussion music. An open microphone session will follow.

Acclaimed author Khaled Mattawa said Anderson’s writing is “fueled with ecstatic rage and syncopated with jazzed-up pistons.” Anderson’s enthusiasm for his work promises to give the community and students at Concord a show that will entertain and inspire the entire audience.

The “Diverse Voices” series is presented by the Concord University Languages and Literature Department with financial assistance from The West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Katherine Arnoldi, Concord University instructor of English, at karnoldi@concord.edu or 304-384-5988.


Zack Sowder, a student in Concord University’s Public Relations Workshop, wrote this press release. His hometown is Bluefield, W.Va.