Bluz |Poet | Pardon My GrindBluz has risen through the ranks of spoken word entertainment. He is
the slam master and coach of SlamCharlotte, A competitive team of
poets whom he led to back to back National Poetry Slam victories in
2007 and 2008. Bluz is the also the 2010 Southern Fried Poetry Slam
Champion. He has featured and hosted at the LA Poetry festival 2010
and 2011. As well the National Poetry slam in 2012. Bluz solidified a spot hosting a poetry
segment on Charlotte’s #1 urban Radio station, Power 98. Bluz has been performing spoken
word and hosting events for 7 years. He was
the host of the RedBull StreetStyle Contest, King of the Rock, Fresh
fest BBOYbreak dance contest and participated in the Redbull “SayWhat” spoken word workshop. 3 time Queen City music awards winner
for best spoken word artist. An active member in the community, Bluz has worked on several projects with organizations such Junior
Achievement, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Wachovia, Bank Of America, CBS Radio, Radio Disney, ESPN,
SPEED TV, BET, and NASCAR where he wrote and performed several intros for the Nationally televised showed NASCAR:TODAY in which he won an
EMMY and has an EMMY with RAYCOM sports. Bluz has toured numerous major colleges and universities and shared
the stage with several distinguished speakers and poets such as Dr Cornell West, Taylor Mali, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott
Heron and he has opened for many national recording artist such as Outkast, Amel Larrieux, Yung Jeezy,, Pink Floyd, Last
Poets, D’Angelo, John Legend, Del La Sol, KRS ONE and more. He is the author of a book of poetry(Articulate Slang), released 3 cds, and
featured at many world famous poetry clubs such as FLY POETS LA, Nuyorican poets Café and Bowery Poetry Club.
Bluz has been regarded as the “most moving writer of our time” by Amnesty International but all of of these accomplishments pale in comparison to his
role as fatherto three beautiful children, husband to a dynamic wife, and friend to a core of poets
known as the Concrete Generation who constantly helphim push the limit of poetry. Bluz remains a visionary in the art of
spoken word and slam poetry. His relentless pursuit to reinvent himself and the art form keep him in the upper echelon of poetry.

This is Bluz