IS THIS JAZZ? Palaver Strings + Ben Shaw w/ The Four Agreements

June 2, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – June 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903
Coming up on June 2nd we have a unique experience that is a first for the ITJ concert series!
A few months back we were contacted by the brilliant musicians of Palaver Strings who were interested in playing in Providence on their latest tour but only had a limited window of time. So in the spirit of connecting communities and celebrating all music we decided to have them at our bimonthly concert series. Palaver Strings is a musician-led string orchestra that is dedicated to the collaborative interpretation of classical masterworks. Formally founded in 2014 by a group of young musicians from the Boston area, each member of Palaver Strings is passionate about taking classical music beyond the concert hall to engage with diverse and new audiences. It is in this personal and unconventional setting that Palaver Strings is able to use music to aid the discussion of social issues, promote education and healing, and inspire our peers and community to support the arts. It is a pleasure to be able to welcome them to our city and join us at AS220. Headlining the night will be an assembly of talented local musicians who have all performed at past ITJ events and have helped shape the series into what it is. Local saxophonist Ben Shaw will be collaborating with members of Four Agreements – pianist Thomas White, guitarist Clay Nordhill, and drummer Paul DiMartino – along with bassist Evan Carley to create new music and inspired arrangements of their own material. Having played together in various settings over the years this will be an unique gathering of like-minded individuals who have all made large strides in Providence jazz scene.
We are very excited for the opportunity to host Palaver Strings, and we hope you join us to help show them how much Providence loves good music. As always, admission is $10 and music picks at 9:30pm.