Jazz Poetry Month: Layale Chaker & Sarafand

Sunday, September 12, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Attend In-Person Watch Online 2021-09-12 6:00 PM 2021-09-12 7:30 PM America/New_York Jazz Poetry Month: Layale Chaker & Sarafand 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

There are two ways to watch the program: in-person at our venue Alphabet City or live-streamed online. If you’re coming live, you can also dine at the in-house restaurant 40 North—before, during, or after the concert. Please visit Open Table to make a reservation.
Open Table reservations are different from concert tickets.

Please scroll to the bottom to review our Covid-19 safety policies for indoor programs @ Alphabet City, including the proof of vaccination requirement.

Layale Chaker Inner Rhyme
Run time: 90 minutes
Country of origin: Lebanon
Language: English & Arabic with English translations


Layale Chaker, a classically trained violinist and composer, weaves together classical music, Jazz, Arabic Music, and improvisation. Layale and her band, Sarafand, join us live from New York to perform their album Inner Rhyme. This award-winning debut album is a suite of music that explores the sounds, rhythms, rhymes, shapes, and forms of Arabic poetry.

The band will also improvise with poets from across the US and the Arabic speaking world.  It’s the perfect kick off evening of Jazz Poetry 2021!

Featured Musicians

Layale Chaker (violin)
Jake Charkey (cello)
Philip Golub (piano)
Sam Minaie (bass)
Adam Maalouf (percussion)

Covid-19 policies for indoor programs [at Alphabet City] as of September 1, 2021

  • To keep our audience safe, we will require proof of vaccination (physical card or photo) to attend all events at Alphabet City.
  • There will be special accommodations for children under 12 and people with medical conditions or religious beliefs preventing them from being vaccinated. These audience members will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.
  • All guests will be required to wear masks.
  • Audience size will be limited to 60% total capacity and seats will be set up with moderate social distancing.
  • Please remember there is a restaurant, 40 North, inside our open concept venue. Diners will be required to show proof of vaccination but will not wear masks while seated at tables.

Event Details

September 12, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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