Are you looking for Emcee who is dynamic, informed, and entertaining? Well look no further, Bluz has been performing spoken word & hosting events for 7 years. He was the host of several national RedBull events which spanned from San Francisco to Miami. He has also hosted and opened for artists and authors such as Nikki Giovanni, Dr Cornell West, OutKast, and Tavis Smiley for The I Am America Exhibit. An active member in the community, Bluz has worked on several projects with organizations such Junior Achievement, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and hosts a spoken word segment on Charlotte’s #1 urban Radio station, Power 98. A consummate performer and professional, Bluz is a 1 stop shop
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
My clients can expect punctuality and professionalism. A show ran on time and within the expectations set by the client. An audience member can expect an experience to brag about. I like to make my hosting as well as my poetry shows engaging and entertaining. I want to leave the audience wanting more and expecting greater.
From humble southern beginnings Bluz has risen through the ranks of spoken word entertainment. He is the slam master and coach of SlamCharlotte, A competitive team of poets whom he led to back to back National Poetry Slam victories in 2007 and 2008. Bluz is the 2008 LEAF Festival poetry slam champion. In 2003, Bluz solidified a spot hosting a segment on Charlotte’s #1 urban Radio station every Friday morning at 9:50am.
Bluz has been performing spoken word and hosting events for 7 years. He was the host of the RedBull StreetStyle Contest, Fresh fest B-BOY break dance contest and participated in the Redbull “SayWhat” spoken word workshop. An active member in the community, Bluz has worked on several projects with organizations such Junior Achievement, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Wachovia, Bank Of America, CBS Radio, Radio Disney, ESPN, SPEED TV, BET, and NASCAR where he wrote and performed several intros for the Nationally televised showed NASCAR:TODAY in which he won an Emmy.
Bluz has shared the stage with several distinguished poets, Taylor Mali, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott Heron and he has opened for many national recording artist such as Outkast, Amel Larrieux, Yung Jeezy, Little Brother, Pink Floyd, Last Poets, D'Angelo, John Legend, Soulganic, Del La Sol, KRS ONE and more. He is the author of a book of poetry(Articulate Slang), released 3 cds, and featured at world famous Nuyorican poets Caf and Bowery Poetry Club. All of these accomplishments pale in comparison to his role as father to three beautiful children, husband to a dynamic wife, and friend to a core of poets known as the Concrete Generation who constantly help him push the limit of poetry. Bluz remains a visionary in the art of spoken word and slam poetry. His relentless pursuit to reinvent himself and the art form keep him in the upper echelon of poetry. This is Bluz
Additional Booking Notes
Just a mic(if needed), bottled and a quiet room before show time.
Influences & Inspiration
Bill Cosby, Jay Z, Ceelo Green, Conan Obrien Jay Leno, Asia Samson and Jon Goode have been great influences to my profession as a poet and host.
Microphone (corded or cordless)
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