Clinton Presidential Center Presents “A Night of Poetry and Jazz”


In celebration of Black History Month, the Clinton Presidential Center Presents “A Night of Poetry and Jazz.” Leron McAdoo, a nationally known poet, will take Africa’s oral tradition and serve it over a bed of beautiful jazz music brought to you by Tim Anthony and Friends.

Prepare to go on a lyrical journey. Leron’s pieces express and illustrate life within the Black community. Although his lived experiences inform the poetry, the emotion and hope he conveys are universal. No matter your background, you’ll draw inspiration, comfort, and strength from his poetic expressions. And the musicianship of Tim Anthony and Friends fits perfectly with Leron’s dynamic and fluid presentation.

Leron McAdoo is a nationally recognized spoken word poet, sought-out personality, exhibiting professional artist, motivational speaker, actor, author, and seasoned educator. He is a founding member of the national award-winning spoken word troupe called Foreign Tongues, co-founder of Backyard Enterprises, and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Leron uses the culture of Hip Hop as a vehicle to educate both young and old in the fields of music, writing, and art. He has written articles for various publications, authored a book, “Motivating Black Boys & Girls,” and released independent albums.

Tim Anthony is an international musician, writer, producer, and arts educator who empowers others to discover and develop new modes of self-expression while building a sense of community. With a degree in Commercial Music and Jazz Studies emphasis, Anthony offers a variety of experiences and workshops in the arts, including From Bebop to Hip-360° of American Music, a program designed to reveal the parallels between music and the social climate of America throughout its history.

This program is free of charge but light snacks and a cash bar will be available.