Jazz Hudson is an international Poet, Artist, & Educator who serves a host of communities seeking transformation through art. With a holistic approach to content & development, her interdisciplinary work engages audiences in dialogue and activism that extend beyond the page and stage.She is a recent recipient of the 2013 Oakland Indie Social Change Maker Award.
Jazz currently resides in Oakland, CA where she serves as a Poet Mentor/Resident Artist in several Bay Area schools and Organizations: Dewey High School, Oakland School For The Arts, North Oakland Community Charter School,and Youth Speaks. Jazz leads and design workshops utilizing oral and written tradition as a means of reclaiming and defining self. Her work has been featured on 106 KMEL Street Soldiers, at innumerable rallies, SF Chronicle, NPR, the Empowering Women Of Color Conference, events honoring Oscar Grant and commemorating Black August, in juvenile halls, Soulciety’s Empowerment showcase, the Philippines, and high school classrooms all over the SF Bay Area. She has shared stages with Saul Williams, Melissa Harris- Perry, Angela Davis, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Mos Def, Susan Taylor, and Michael Eric Dyson. She is a Youth Speaks alumna and a Brave New Voices International Teen Poetry Slam Finalist.
To find out more about the amazing work Jazz is doing please check out her website JazzHudson.com.