Ben Shaw

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Mann, We'll Miss You: The jazz community mourns the loss of one of its greats
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

Mann, We’ll Miss You: The jazz community mourns the loss of one of its greats

In the RI jazz community, connections run deep, so with a loss comes profound sorrow. Recently, the jazz community lost one ...

Is This Jazz?: Passion Reverence Transcendence -- A Tribute to McCoy Tyner
January 9, 2019 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: Passion Reverence Transcendence — A Tribute to McCoy Tyner

On December 11, the legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner turned 80 years old. A few months earlier, I received an album ...

Is This Jazz? An Interview with Frank Potenza
September 21, 2018 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? An Interview with Frank Potenza

  Jazz guitarist and recent Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame inductee Frank Potenza returns to the area to play ...

Is This Jazz? Be-Bop on the Breeze
September 5, 2018 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? Be-Bop on the Breeze

If leaves could choose a type of music to accompany their fall to the ground, they’d choose jazz. And every ...

Is This Jazz?: Newport Jazz Fest ’18 Review
August 22, 2018 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: Newport Jazz Fest ’18 Review

Although we may be weeks past this year’s Newport Jazz Festival, there is still plenty to reflect on. This year ...

Newport Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds Swing on the Sea Air
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Newport Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds Swing on the Sea Air

  Standing in a field under full sun is the last thing anyone wants to do; unless, of course, said standing ...

Is This Jazz?: Jazz in the Summer
June 6, 2018 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: Jazz in the Summer

The time has come once again to collect an assortment of concerts happening around the state and present them here ...

Is This Jazz?: A New Night For Jazz
May 23, 2018 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: A New Night For Jazz

When a new jazz venue pops up in the area, it’s important to shine a light on them so they ...

Is This Jazz? Wednesdays at the Acacia Club with Leland Baker
May 2, 2018 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? Wednesdays at the Acacia Club with Leland Baker

Saxophonist Leland Baker has been making a name for himself around New England over the past several years and has ...

Is This Jazz? A Night Of Gershwin
February 28, 2018 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? A Night Of Gershwin

On Thursday, February 22, the Veterans Memorial Auditorium was host to a rousing performance by The Gershwin Big Band, an ...