WBEZ | Travis A. Jackson http://www.wbez.org/tags/travis-jackson Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Exploring jazz and poetry's frequent intersection http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-01/exploring-jazz-and-poetrys-frequent-intersection-91407 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-01/Amiri Baraka.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This year, some unusual performers will appear in the lineup for the <a href="http://explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/mose/chicago_jazz_festival.html" target="_blank">Chicago Jazz Festival</a>: contestants from the <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/ltab" target="_blank">Louder than a Bomb </a></em>youth poetry competition will perform between musical sets over the weekend. Jazz and poetry have mixed it up before - from beats in the '50s to slams in the '90s. But <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wondered whether it was a happy marriage. To find out, <a href="http://home.uchicago.edu/%7Etravieso/" target="_blank">Travis A. Jackson</a>, associate professor of music at the <a href="http://www.uchicago.edu/" target="_blank">University of Chicago,</a> shared his take on the relationship.</p><p>The<a href="http://explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/mose/chicago_jazz_festival.html" target="_blank"> 33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival</a> runs through Sunday in Grant Park and other nearby locations.</p></p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-01/exploring-jazz-and-poetrys-frequent-intersection-91407