The Beat Generation came of age on jazz. Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg found in jazz arguably something that it wasn't -- the voice of their own rejection of mainstream, uptight society, an often drug-induced state of improvisational enlightenment not unlike their own journey. Other poets of the '50s -- Beats, fellow travelers and otherwise -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Langston Hughes, Kenneth Rexroth and Kenneth Patchen, for instance -- folded their work into jazz. Jazz poetry...poetry jazz. In this concert we remember these various dimensions, including Rexroth's "Marriage Blues" (set to Ellington's "Things Ain’t What They Used To Be") and "Nicholas, You Ran Away", Patchen's "As I Opened the Window", Ferlinghetti's "I Am Waiting" (one of 7 poems from A Coney Island of The Mind "conceived specifically for jazz accompaniment"), and selections from Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg.