Hamilton's Daniel J. Watts to present The Jam: MLK in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Hamilton's Daniel J. Watts and WattsWords Productions have announced plans to present Daniel J. Watts' The Jam: MLK, an evening of music, dance, and spoken word inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on January 16 at the Studio in Webster Hall.
Watts will be joined by his band members Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton) on drums and vocals, Alex Ortega (Broadway at the W) on guitar and vocals, and Voltaire Wade-Greene (Hamilton) on bass and vocals, with DJ Duggz, aka Preston Dugger III (Memphis). Featured guests include actors/singers/songwriters Bryan Fenkart (Memphis) and Crystal Joy (Hair).
The Jam, is described as "a play on words" paying homage to Watts' great-grandmother who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself. The Jam is Watts' continuation of that legacy featuring his original spoken word, often set to music and/or dance.