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This original New York City band is comprised of :
* the poetry and singing of Jane LeCroy; completely exemplifying the alphabet at its best. Her powerful stage presence is as meaningful as it is wonderful.
*Tom Abbs is a force of nature playing the upright bass. He performs with Jazz greats such as Reggie Workman, Andrew Bemky and Arnie Lawrence. In addition to the supreme mastery he has over his instrument, he straps to it a didjeridoo, hangs firecrackers from the bridge and has percussion toys on his feet. He also plays tuba. . .
AND...other musicians, beatboxers and poets often join as special guests to twist up the evening with more magic for special sets.
JANE LECROY (voice & poetry) JaneLecroy.com
Jane LeCroy started singing her poetry a capella in 1993. She was part of the emo-core punk band Vitapup, was the front-woman of the rock band Spook Engine, ('95-'98) and the multi-media-electronica band Somnaut (96-2000). In 1999 and 2000 Jane LeCroy was part of the famous women poets, Sister Spit. Currently she performs solo and with TRANSMITTING. Jane LeCroy is a versatile performer and has crossed all kinds of music boundaries, collaborating with artists that range from punk, alternative rock, hip-hop and avant-garde Jazz, even a circus! Some artist she's collaborated with are Bonfire Madigan, Bitch & Animal, John S. Hall, Bradford Reed, Andy Bemky, Erik Lawrence, Napoleon Maddox, Taylor Mcferrin, Kid Lucky and Baba Israel.
Jane LeCroy has performed at the Michigan Womyns Music Festival, has featured at the St. Marks Poetry Project, LaMaMa performance art series, Charlie Anders Writers With Drinks series, and in Voices Around The Square in Union Square. She held performance residencies at the Liberty Science Center, and currently at The Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. Jane LeCroy teaches poetry at Eugene Lang College and to elementary students in NYC public schools. She's published many books of poetry, and records. Her work is part of the Smithsonian and archived in the Yale collection and the Brooklyn Museum. Jane LeCroy has performed in almost every state of the USA.