Looking back: Literary Jazz Café

L-R, Fannie Holmes, Committee Chair and Sharon Hurt, Chapter President of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter. “It’s An Artist Affair.”  (photo by Wanda Clay)

L-R, Fannie Holmes, Committee Chair and Sharon Hurt, Chapter President of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter. “It’s An Artist Affair.” (photo by Wanda Clay)

‘The Agenda’ was completely filled with very little walking space as friends, members and jazz lovers gathered in mid-April for a special event at the venue at 609 9th Ave. S.—as members of The Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter (NMAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held their annual Literary Jazz Cafe.

The Literary Jazz Cafe was hosted by the Arts and Letters Committee, an event that allows talented artists in the Nashville community an opportunity to showcase their talents and gifts.

Sharon Hurt, NMAC president, Fannie Holmes, the Literary Jazz Café event chair, and Connie Seabrooks serve as the President Council to the Arts and Letters Committee.

Joe Johnson and his band provided music during the dinner hour. A plethora of food was available to the guests and artists. There was also a wide variety of talent displaying their gifts and talents through song, dance, spoken word and even artwork.

Some of the performing artists included: vocalist Sonja Hopkins, Tevin Thompson, Dana Franklin, Willie Butler and Marcia Butler Holt. The Spoken Word artists showcased were Kyna Kyles Maynard, Priestess and Aubrey Simpson. Kellie L. Morgan, author of Finances for Kingdom Building, was a special guest who shared information on financial empowerment. Also included in the showcase was Kendra Gregory who displayed several original wood sculptures and artwork from Nathaniel Harris, owner of Woodcuts Gallery & Framing.

“As Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter, embarks on its 45th year of service to the Nashville Community it is pleasing to present such awesome talent through the Literary Jazz Café,” said organizers.

“NMAC continues to support the community and artists as they seek to advance their artistic gifts,” said Sharon Hurt.