The Jam: MLK is an evening of music, dance, and spoken-word poetry inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton) will be joined by band members Ephraim Sykes (NBC's Hairspray Live!) on drums and vocals, Alex Ortega (Broadway at the W) on guitar and vocals, Voltaire Wade-Greene (Hamilton) on bass and vocals, and DJ Duggz, aka Preston Dugger III (Motown The Musical), spinning through the evening. Featured guests include actors-singers-songwriters Bryan Fenkart (Memphis) and Crystal Joy (Motown). The official after-party features DJ Duggz.
A play on words, The Jam pays homage to Watts' great-grandmother, who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself. This show is Watts' continuation of that legacy, featuring his original spoken-word poetry, often set to music and/or dance.