The next generation of Rhode Island jazz

June 4, 2016, 3:30-4:15 PM
Festival Rink Stage / Alex and Ani City Center

The best and brightest among Rhode Island’s music students take the stage at PVDFest in the form of the Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble.

Named in honor of the great local jazz guitarist, the Ensemble is an elite group of high school musicians from all over the state, under the direction of saxophonist and RI Philharmonic Music School instructor Greg Takemoto. These inspiring young talents play a mix of contemporary jazz and original compositions with a depth of musical sophistication well beyond their years. The five- to eight-piece line-up includes horns, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals. Catch the future of Rhode Island jazz now – the Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble is not to be missed.

Produced by the City of Providence
Founding Creative Partner: FirstWorks
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