Jaquair Gillette is the annual open mic host of Paterson Poetry Festival and has performed in poetry cafes and venues across the U.S from New York City to Los Angeles.All Profiles
Hailing from the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution and station stop on The Underground Railroad Paterson NJ, Jaquair is an actor, poet, and a producer. He is a three time featured poet at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC. He is the annual open mic host of Paterson Poetry Festival and has performed in poetry cafes and venues across the U.S from New York City to Los Angeles. He recently released his highly reviewed debut spoken word poetry book entitled "Defiance & Desperation", and a festival award-winning film entitled, "3rd & 4th Chapters" available on Youtube. He has performed in featured roles on Orange is The New Black, Godfather of Harlem, Tommy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Law & Order: Organized Crime. Jaquair continues to stay active in his hometown as a co-founding committee member of Paterson's Green Acre Community Garden and as a commissioner on The Paterson Arts Exchange.