ChriSJaM is a performance poet, Dj and radio presenter who migrated to the Mancuniverse from Londinium in 1986 at the height of the summer of love and formed the Jam mc’s:- a sound system with a distinctive lyrical style.

In 1994, with Segun Lee French, Barney Doodlebug and with the backing of Green Room Director, Garfield Allen, Chris Jam created Speakeasy, an open mic night for spoken word artists and lyricists of all forms. Speakeasy has run for over ten years and nurtured a significant number of the artists, performing and delivering workshops in Manchester and enshrining itself as an essential component of Mancunia’s vibrant spoken word circuit.

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