But don’t worry, we are here to help: Seems like the jazz community is flooding Providence with plenty of good vibes lately. So far I’ve heard about two new regular jazz events coming soon, we just help restart the jazz jam over at Aurora, and we have AS220 booked through April. With all this happening and so much more to come, how can you possibly decide who and what to go see?! Well, in case you needed a hand, here are a few things coming up that I’m sure you all will love.
Yep, pretty much sums it up: but lest we forget how cold the winter was, so really this isn’t too shabby! Hope you all are doing well. This far I’ve had a fairly busy couple months so I apologize that my correspondences haven’t been timely. However, we do have some great music coming up over the next several months so strap in and get your date books out!
First of all I need to say that our last show was astoundingly attended. We had a lot of people come through, check out the sounds happening on stage, and at the end of the night the musicians got to go home with some decent bread for their efforts. So a sincere thank you to all who came and helped make last show by far one of our most successful nights. If you weren’t there, you missed your chance to see People Of The Way play a killer debut set that showed us all that no matter how long you’ve been doing it or playing together as long as you remain authentic to your sound you can craft beauty. Kamchatka was also outstanding with their own twist on the wide spectrum of jazz they covered. For a group whose members are constantly shifting, they pulled off a superb block of tunes and made it sound as if this band was on their 25th anniversary tour. A great night all around. Now, let’s keep the good train rolling!
The weather is once again on our side: No more cold or snow, it’s all sunshine and good times from here on out. And what better way to celebrate than going out to see some excellent , local jazz. We’ve got some really interesting groups scheduled to perform in the coming months but first let’s talk about when last we met.
There are many days where I envy vocalists. Singers who are born with their instruments to carry with them wherever they go and who can summon forth soul defining music at the slightest whim. Those jaw dropping MCs who have such a talent with words they can weave their way through language crafting all manner of poetry out of thin air. Vocalists turning words, even primal sounds, into melodious ballads of heartache or triumph that span generations and touch the deepest parts of what it means to be human. Unfortunately for myself, though I have learned to methodically craft my lyrics and have worked a little on improving my singing voice, I have not been so blessed with such innate talents as some around me. Instead, I turned towards being an instrumentalist and have learned to manipulate these tools in order to create music.