silent green presents
JJJJJerome Ellis describes himself as a "blk disabled animal, artist, and proud stutterer". His diverse body of work includes: contemplative soundscapes using saxophone, flute, dulcimer, electronics, and vocals; scores for plays and podcasts; albums combining spoken word with ambient and jazztextures; theatrical explorations involving live music and storytelling; and music-video-poems that seek to transfigure historical archives.
His debut album, The Clearing (2021), was called “an astonishing, must-listen project” (The Guardian). It was co-produced by NNA Tapes and The Poetry Project, and it was released with an accompanying book published by Wendy's Subway.
JJJJJerome collaborates with James Harrison Monaco as James & Jerome. Their recent work explores themes of border crossing and translation through music-driven narratives.They have received commissions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and
JJJJJerome’s solo and collaborative musical/performance work has been presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Venice Biennale 2023; Haus der Kunst (Munich) and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), among others. His visual work (video and photography) has been presented by Oklahoma Contemporary, Juf (Madrid), Artspace New Haven (Connecticut), and Ballroom Marfa (Texas).
Thursday, November 2
Doors: 7 pm / Start: 8 pm