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KFQX Presents: Albert Marques & Keith LaMar

September 17, 2023 - 119 views
On October 04, 2023
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Mr. Tipple's
39 Fell St
San Francisco, CA

Tune-in live or join us in-person on October 4th at 7PM for Albert Marques & Keith LaMar

For more information, visit: Mr. Tipple's Jazz

About the Performance: Cleveland-born poet, writer, and activist Keith LaMar has been touring through Europe, the U.S. and Chile performing songs from his first album, titled Freedom First …from his cell at the Ohio State Penitentiary, where he has spent 30 years in solitary confinement on death row for a crime he didn’t commit.​ Freedom First began in 2020 as a concert series with dozens of musicians on the streets of New York, playing the jazz standards that helped LaMar survive these long decades in solitary, including him speaking live by telephone between songs. Freedom First is also the title of LaMar’s album, released in February 2022. Conceived of and produced by Brooklyn-based, Catalan pianist Albert Marques, Freedom First is a collaboration between an international group of jazz musicians playing both new compositions and standards, and LaMar, who recites poetry via phone and video from the Ohio State Penitentiary. Freedom First is the first album in history by an artist in death row. Keith LaMar is scheduled to be executed by the State of Ohio in November of 2023.

Albert Marques – piano

Keith LaMar – spoken word

Joshua Thurston-Milgrom – bass

Kazemde George – saxophone

Zack O’farrill – drums

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