State of the State RI

Guests: Dennis Pratt and Tom Shaker, Authors - A Treasury of R.I. Jazz & Swing Musicians
Host: Gordon Forman Time: 32 minutes
The authors talk about their six-year adventure in researching and writing their book, which is a tribute to the musicians who have contributed to the unique tapestry of the Jazz and Swing genre in Rhode Island. From Providence’s legendary Celebrity Club, the first interracial night club in New England, to the renowned Monday night Big Band jazz gigs that began with Duke Belaire and continue today with John Allmark, this book will delight the jazz and swing lover in all of us, whether you’re from Rhode Island or not. This book provide hundreds of reasons to be proud of the cultural contributions of Rhode Islanders.
AVAILABLE AT consortiumpublishing.com/musicbookscds.html

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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship…


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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship by using the television show as a means to educate and to inform the public.

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