“Whether they’re the fierce undercurrent of a poet’s musings or simply jammin’ on their own, the Jeff Robinson Trio exhibit a power and confidence that flirts with perfection.” Patricia Smith
Toni Rose: Grandmother (Mima), Mother, Daughter, Sister, Lover and Poet from Boston. Poetry has been instrumental in her personal growth and healing. Writing has been a stress reliever. Toni’s poetry has a strong emphasis on the struggles of life. She paints a picture with words that can be heart wrenching truths. In her quest for empowerment, for the past couple of years she has used poetry as a voice to defend against abuse, The Blue Rose Healing through Art (website: the-blue-rose.org) speaks out against sexual abuse and domestic violence. The Blue Rose is looking for organization to sponsor Toni as a facilitator of “Finding Your Voice” workshops were victims can start to heal. Toni has been a lead parent with Parents Helping Parents (http://www.
“The Lizard Lounge is the Blue Note of spoken word. Backed up by The Jeff Robinson Trio, my words felt held, or rather anointed, in the garb of jazz, which, of course, they were. I cannot wait until I can get back!” Award winning poet Taylor Mali