Here are a few short videos of Ted reading his work.
Jazz Is My Religion
There’s a short (but very worthwhile) introduction before Ted begins speaking at about the 2:50 mark. He reads “The Truth” and “Jazz is My Religion” accompanied by a jazz band.
Ted reads “The Truth” at the 1987 New York Book Fair.
Greenwich Village Sunday 1960
Sean Wilentz has a great post on his website about this video; check it out here.
Corey Etter reads Ted’s poem, with video dramatization.
Be sure to check out Kurt Hemmer’s film, WOW! TED JOANS LIVES! as well…
While this isn’t technically a video, it is a terrific musical track, which includes a clip of Ted reciting “The Truth.” Check out Ted Joans, Where Are You” by Spinvis & Simon Vinkenoog.