Is This Jazz? Shaw + 5, “RI Book” Open Jam at AS220

December 1, 2017 @ 10:00 pm – December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903

On December 1st we’ll be closing out the 2017 ITJ season with style! Local composer and musician Ben Shaw has been an active cultivator of the local jazz scene for the last few years mainly through his “Is This Jazz?” concert series. He is using that experience to gather some of the finest players around the PVD scene to collaborate for a special large ensemble performance. Joining him will be saxophonist Dave Murphy, guitarist Mark Medeiros, percussionist Ryan Kowal, bass player Joe Grilli, and drummer Ben Dicke. Together they will be performing arrangements of original material written by the various members of the group. With the level of musicianship and compositional talent in this group, this set is sure to be one to remember.

Following the set we will open the stage up for an open jam were we will be playing and improvising over tunes from the “RI Book” that ITJ has been putting together over the past few years. All who wish to play are encouraged to perform and to bring new charts to play and add to the collection. If you’re bringing a chart, please include three concert, a Bb, and an Eb version.

The night kicks off at 9:30pm with cover being a mere $10 that goes to support these superb artists