Collaboration with Philadelphia Jazz Project

John Wall Barger inside the studio of the Philadelphia Jazz Project in Fishtown

On Thursday, July 18th, I was invited by artist/curator and director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, Homer Jackson, to record a few poems in their studio. I read Whitman’s Song of Myself, sections 6 and 7, multiple times — and one (Whitman-connected) poem of my own. It was great fun! I’ve never made a professional recording before.

 The Philadelphia Jazz Project is helping to celebrate poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. You can find out more on Twitter: @PHLJazzProject or Facebook: @PhilaJazzProject.

Up close to the mic
John Wall Barger beside Homer Jackson