Ben Shaw

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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 ...

Is This Jazz? My Funny Valentine
January 31, 2018 No Commentby

Is This Jazz? My Funny Valentine

  Many jazz standards have faded from popular memory and been usurped by newer charts, but a select few continue ...

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 ...