The Lords of Lao Tzu

A JAZZ NARRATIVE
Written and performed by Ian McCrorie

photoFeaturing
Devon Woods, saxophones
 Hélène Knoerr, vocals & bass
Ed Stevens, guitar
Chris Smith, drums

Friday  April 10, 2015
7:30 PM
Tickets purchased in advance $12
Tickets purchased at the door $15

Tickets available for cash at the door or you can purchase advance tickets through PayPal or if this option does not work for you just give us a call 613-729-0693 or drop in during Alcorn Music Studios open hours.

 PayPal $12 + $1 credit card fee. We do not provide physical tickets,you can print the PayPal receipt for proof of purchase. GigSpace automatically receives notification of your payment and your name and payment information will be recorded for the event. On the day of the concert you just need to check in at the front desk when you arrive.

Cool jazz and beat poetry epitomized the 1950’s coffee house scene in New York City. Jack Kerouac loved jazz but his instrument of choice was words. In his magnus opus, On The Road, Kerouac streamed words in a staccato rhythm that fused the narrative form with jazz. His writing emphasized the beat and rhythm of human expression. The Lords of Lao Tzu attempts to push this form through a five- part narrative capturing the language rhythms of urban youths living in the projects and straining it through the philosophy of Lao Tzu, author of the Tao Te Ching, who offered a message of meekness as the key to survival in troubled times.