c2017 Jan Michael Alejandro
c2017 Nail Soup Publishing
c2017 Minkette Music
Photo by Greg Gorman / gormanphotography.com
Jan's spoken word book is now on sale!
"What's Mine is Now Yours"
Jan was interviewed LIVE at Center Stage with Mark Gordon whom has interviewed Sting, Adrien Brody, Mark Isham, Ben Kingsley and many others. Jan discussed his CD, “Close Your Eyes & See For Yourself,” his plays, and his poems. If you missed it please check back here for a posted replay of the interview.
Jan's CD receives high praises from
Music Connection magazine and others!
Southern California Lyric Theater &
Alison Eliel Kalmus present
Tragedy strikes and comedy ensues in five mini-chamber operas based on Aesop’s Fables
Music by Jonathan Price
Libretti by Jeff Goode, Jan Michael Alejandro, and the Composer
Running Time: 1 hour and 22 minutes
A poor fisherman is granted three wishes, but that may not be enough for two daughters. A lion sacrifices his claws for love. A queen learns the consequence of absolute power misapplied, an inventor tries to outwit fate, and amphibian voters elect themselves a carnivorous queen! Set in mythic Greece, but touched with a modern flair, these lush and lyrical mini-operas bring the timeless stories to vibrant life.
“elegant staging highlights Price’s lush music and the intriguing emotions of its stories”
—-Musicals in LA
“Fresh and innovative, this creative rendering of Aesop’s timeless insights is a joyous fusion of operatic traditions, modern situations and everyday lingo.”
“Aesopera is sure to appeal to opera lovers and novices, of every generation, with its amazing, inspiring lyrics and grand drama.”
“truly original and blithely entertaining”
“You don’t have to be an opera aficionado to enjoy Aesopera”
Good Bye Leon!
Leon Schwartz 8/1922 - 8/2013
Hear Leon read one of my poems.
Aesopera Past Performances
The Open Fist Theatre on Hollywood’s fabled Theatre Row.
6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (Between Vine and El Centro)
Thursday June 06 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday June 08 2013, 4:00 PM
Sunday June 09 2013, 1:30 PM
Saturday June 15 2013, 12:00 PM
Sunday June 16 2013, 1:00 PM
Saturday June 22 2013, 1:30 PM
Tuesday June 25 2013, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 29 2013, 11:30 AM
Sunday June 30 2013, 1:30 PM
KAT GEORGE SHOW: ¡DADA Land in LALA Land! @ Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
29 June, Saturday - 4:00 PM
The world premier of
Friends Scream for 2 Days
(…a mini DADA OPERA)
Music & Lyrics
by Jan Michael Alejandro
Visual Concept, Performance & Staging by:
Kirk Arnold Smith & Diana Briscoe
The Mirrored City
(…a DADA ASL performance piece. Scene 1)
Concept by Jody Stevenson
Written by Jody Stevenson,
Jan Michael Alejandro & Kalen Feeney
Featuring ASL Poetry by Rez &
Music by Jan Michael Alejandro
Jan's Past Poetry Readings
*Jan 26, 2014 Casa de La Noche San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
*Mar 19, 2014 Boston Poetry Slam - Cantab Lounge Central Square, Cambridge, MA
*Mar 20, 2014 Fresh Meadows Poetry - Barnes & Noble - Fresh Meadows,
Hosted by Susan Xia Yang Horiuchi
*Mar 22, 2014 Great Weather For Media Poetry- The Parkside Lounge -New York City
*April 30, 2014
Sacred Grounds Cafe
San Francisco, CA
*June 21, 2014
La dI dADa
*Dec. 08, 2014
Pajama Party Radio Show
Los Angeles, CA
*Dec. 12, 2014
Grown-Ass Men Radio Show
Los Angeles, CA
*Dec. 13, 2014
LA Limerick Fest 5
Altadena Ale House
The LA Limerick Fest at the Altadena Ale House on 12/13/14 was a big success! Thanks!
Scroll down to see what was going on earlier...
It was a fun Burns' Night at the
My dada poem, "On Three Phase 240v" is part of Maintenant 9. Released June 2015
The 6th Annual Los Angeles Limerick Fest was a BIG success!!! Thanks to all who helped, and all who came!!!
Arnold McCuller and I presented at The Society For the Composers and Lyricists Sing Out Night. Here's a video of our presentation of
There Is No Secret To Kindness.
Red Light / Rock It Cargo Grammy 2016 Party
trp The Launch Pad NYC
Jan's Poetry w/ Taku Hirano
@ Cornelia St. Cafe
in Greenwich Village
Monday, June 20th
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe
1301 Pennsylvania Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday, May 3rd 7PM -9PM
Hoover's Hootenanny at Skinny's Lounge
4923 Lankershim Bl
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
Tuesday, April 19th 7PM-2AM
733 Euclid ST NW (2nd Floor)
7:30PM - 11PM
317 Houston St.
New York City
One of my poems made it into maintenant 10.
Here's the Front and back cover.
Thank you Kat & Peter and Three rooms Press.
CLOSING RECEPTION FOR
"I LOVE LA-STREET PROJECT"
w/ The Poetry of Jan Michael Alejandro
AT McGINTY'S GALLERY
At the end of the world
835 E. Mariposa St.
Altadena, CA 91001
SATURDAY JULY 23rd 2PM TO 5PM
LA DI DADA 4
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
Saturday, June 11th 8PM -10:30PM
Los Angeles Limerick Fest VIII
Featuring Mimi Chen
Gail Casburn's 1881 Club
1881 E Washington Bl, Pasadena, CA 91104
Info Call Arlene 323.260.7212