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Jazz Poetry Reading
March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$8.00 – $10.00
The Oil City Arts Council’s Transit Concert Series continues on Friday March 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm in the Great Room of the historic National Transit Building with a Jazz Poetry performance by Philip Terman and Mark DeWalt.
Philip Terman is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recent collection Our Portion: New and Selected Poems. A selection of his poems, My Dear Friend Kafka was translated into Arabic and published in Damascus, Syria. His poems appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetry Magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, The Sun Magazine. He is a professor of English at Clarion University and is the coordinator of The Bridge Literary and Arts Center in Franklin, PA and editor of The Bridge Literary Journal Arts Journal. He has collaborated with other artists, including composers, painters, and sculptors, and performs his poetry with the jazz band, The Barkeyville Triangle. More information can be found at www.philipterman.com.
Mark DeWalt is a freelance pianist/keyboardist from Grove City. Mark is the leader of the jazz group Catro, performs as a sideman with numerous regional performers, gives private lessons and is the staff pianist at North Sewickley Presbyterian Church. Mark has recorded with groups whose styles include World Beat, original rock, Jazz, and Contemporary Christian. In 2006 Catro released a self-titled CD which includes 7 of DeWalt’s compositions. Mark has collaborated with poet Phil Terman for many years providing musical responses and accompaniment to Phil’s poetry. Highlights of his career include performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, two tours to Scandinavia, a tour to South Africa and many regional Jazz and Art Festival engagements.
The Transit Concert Series began in 1999 and is in its 21st year at the National Transit Building. Performances are held once monthly in the Transit Great Room in the fall and winter months beginning at 7:30 pm. The series takes a break during the spring and summer months and will return in October 2020. Admission for Transit Concerts is $10 at the door or $8 for Arts Council members (membership is only $10/year). For more information, visit ocartscouncil.com or visit the Oil City Arts Council on Facebook.