Ben Shaw

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Is This Jazz? An Interview with Lionel Loueke
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? An Interview with Lionel Loueke

A couple of weeks ago I spoke with guitarist Lionel Loueke prior to his performance with the Chick Corea and Steve ...

Is This Jazz?: Esperanza Exposes the Process
September 20, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: Esperanza Exposes the Process

  The brilliance of Esperanza Spalding has been on display for well over a decade. While keeping a firm footing ...

Is This Jazz?: What’s Next For Fall
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: What’s Next For Fall

  The fall season is a perfect time to go see jazz around Rhode Island. As the weather begins to ...

Is This Jazz? Newport Jazz Festival ’17
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? Newport Jazz Festival ’17

    The jazz world descended upon Newport to see some of the music’s legends as well as many of ...

Is This Jazz? Newport Jazz Festival ’17: Where To Start
July 19, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? Newport Jazz Festival ’17: Where To Start

  On Friday, August 5, the world’s best jazz artists will once again make their yearly pilgrimage to Fort Adams ...

Is This Jazz?: Greg Abate’s Road To Forever
July 5, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: Greg Abate’s Road To Forever

Those who’ve been keeping an eye on the local jazz scene for the past few decades have undoubtedly felt the ...

Is This Jazz?  Summertime Jazz Guide
May 31, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? Summertime Jazz Guide

With a growing number of weekly sessions and plenty of new shows popping up each month, Rhode Island is quickly ...

Is This Jazz? Hanging With Joe Potenza
May 3, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? Hanging With Joe Potenza

Providence bassist Joe Potenza is a constant and defining presence in the local jazz scene. His lyrical playing, rock-solid time ...

Is This Jazz? Spring Guide To Jazz In RI
March 1, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? Spring Guide To Jazz In RI

  As we all begin to thaw out from the winter chill, it’s important to remember that warmer weather is ...

Is This Jazz?: Chatting with Angela Morris
February 15, 2017 No Commentby

Is This Jazz?: Chatting with Angela Morris

In December, Providence was introduced to Brooklyn-based composer/saxophonist Angela Morris and her group Rallidae. After watching their inspiring performance, I ...