An Evening of Jazz and Poetry

February 16, 2020

Hosted by HI-TEE Little League Golf Program

tickets $30.00

Josephine Howell

Josephine is a long time Seattle entertainer that has performed at numerous clubs and venues, locally and around the world.. Josephine loves all styles of music. Gospel, being her first love, but also sing jazz, rhythm and blues, classical and pop. Born and raised in Chicago, she knows how to get the party started and she wIll keep the house rocking!

Makini Magee

Makini Magee has been singing in the Seattle area since 1989. She has wowed jazz enthusiasts from the neighborhood bistros to Jazz Alley, as well as performing nationally. Makini has also performed and shared the stage with national recording artists Winton Marcellas and Roy Ayers. She has opened up for Maya Angelou and national recording artist Lenny Williams. Makini’s love for different styles of music is apparent. Makini has performed for radio, television and live theater. Currently, Makini is the vocalist for "Lunch Money", a swing band with "Big Band" sound, and th vocalist for the band "Soul Food" Her engaging smooth delivery is reminiscent of a time when Jazz was King.

Owuor Arunga

Owuor Arunga is a world renowned trumpet player. Owuor attended Garfield High school and was the first chair trumpet player in what is the most prestigious high school jazz band in the country. He has sold over 27 million records according to the International Academy of America. Owuor has performed on the largest stages in the world with artists such as Madonna, Lil John, Jennifer Hudson and The Heavy to name a few.

Phyllis Talley

Phyllis Talley voice will touch the very core of your being with her sultry, smoky, soulful sound. Get ready for the ride of your life when in a room with this powerful, outstanding songstress.

Geneiva Arunga

Genieva Arunga is a political activist, Spoken Word Artist, Linguist and Writer. Born in Kisumu, Kenya and raised in Seattle, Washington, at the age of fourteen, Geneiva worked for African Youth United to build her bond between her African roots and her American location. Since then Geneiva has been writing poetry and raps for the purpose of bringing people together and addressing various social issues that plague her Seattle community and the globe. Geneiva has shared stages with artists such as Amanda Diva, Base Nectar, Dead Prez and Macklemore. She has performed at venues including Vera Project, Showbox and The Experience Music Project (EMP).


BluMeadows brings the magic of music through his voice and guitar, which he picked up at an early age. Blue plays guitar, he sings and write. Has performed in the Northwest with Dave Lewis, Sundance, Obo Addy, and his own groups Psycotazia, 8lbs and 9oz. Blu invites you to “open your heart, your mind and soul. ” Listen”.

Jamal Smiley

Known as the "Voice of the Northwest" Jamaar Smiley is a Speaker, Writer, Poet and Author of a book that chronicles the growth of black and underprivileged men in America, titled...The Epilogue. After leaving a career in non-profit education, he began creating motivational and educational content to promote Consciousness, Community and Liberation for all people. "Through Creativity and Direction, I want to motivate people to become independent thinkers inspired to achieve their own individual happiness"

Location & Venue

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

104 17th Ave, Seattle, WA 98144

doors open 5:30 pm | show starts 6:00 pm