Great Poetry and Music

The UK's Leading Spoken Word and Music Event and Online Magazine.
"With poetic justice, poetic justice, if I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room would you trust it?."
Kendrick Lamar
  • Goodbye.


    Poejazzi is cashing out. After 8 years of promoting and showcasing some of the best spoken word and music out there, us crying happy tears into our sofas, watching the glorious successes of Jamie Woon, Ed Sheeran, Shabaka Hutchings, Kate Tempest, Scroobius Pip, Musa Okwonga and Ayanna Witter Johnson, reminiscing how ...

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  • Poejazzi Live Session – Wooden Arms – Tide

    Poejazzi Live Session - Wooden Arms - Tide

    Wooden Arms are a innovative alt chamber music outfit that make lush but subtle music like the track above. Tide is an intriguing, contemplative and textured song that flowers open into a bursts of crescendo like harmonies evoking images of ebbing and flowing waves. Their symphonic EP of the same ...

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  • Poejazzi Live Session – Machines – On This Spot

    Poejazzi Live Session - Machines - On This Spot

    Dark, romantic, and eerie futuristic R&B with a complex, layered attention to detail and an airy but strong vocal style via Machines. Machines are a South London five piece outfit that has been featured on NX Records (a collaboration between Matthew Herbert's label Accidental Records and Goldsmiths College) well received ...

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  • New Addition to Our November 11 Lineup – Equals

    New Addition to Our November 11 Lineup - Equals

    Here at Poejazzi we're constantly thinking of how to make our final show at the Royal Albert Hall the greatest send off since the bit at the end of ET when he went home with his buddies in their big bright massive space ship. As well as snagging Orange Prize shortlisted ...

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  • Poejazzi Live Session – Will Adlard – Somehow

    Poejazzi Live Session - Will Adlard - Somehow

    Will Adlard's song Somehow is one of the most emotionally provocative tracks we have heard in a long, long while.  Dark and romantic, Somehow sees Will combining blues and folk music to it's most forgone conclusion: in perfect tandem with each other, never competing or overshadowing the other. Somehow sounds ...

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  • Happy 2nd Year Anniversary

    Happy 2nd Year Anniversary

    We have achieved quite a bit in two years of running, gaining countless contributions from guest bloggers such as emerging star Eliza Shadad, Ninja Tunes signee and the nations' best kept secret Jono McCleery and poetry legend Mista Gee. We have gifted you interviews with innovators like poet/visual artist ...

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  • New Music – This Week in New Music

    New Music - This Week in New Music

    Warsnare ft Shanaz - Weeds Listen here Turn this one up real loud. Shanaz elevates this skank worthy electro track lyrically and vocally into an intense lament: "there's always somebody to miss and I miss you" Whilst the instrumental in itself has immediate impact, Warsnare and Shanaz prove themselves to be equals ...

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    "I strongly urge you to go and see this band live" Giles Peterson. With a recommendation like that, it'll be silly not to at least pay attention. If you haven't already heard of Sons of Kemet... seriously, what? Possibly one of, if not THE most exciting Jazz band from the UK, ...

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Poejazzi is one of the few music and spoken word organisations that manages to combine top quality live performances with innovative ideas and writing. Gareth Lewis - Tall Lighthouse


One of the UK's most important outposts for the future of the spoken word. Passionate, open to new talent, diverse, and above all authentically interested in substance rather than style, it's a London treasure. Tom Chatfield - Prospect Magazine


Poejazzi has supported and nurtured a wide range of artists in London and nationally. Sarah Ellis - The Royal Shakespeare Company