State of the State RI

Guests: Lloyd Kaplan-clarinet, saxophone, vocals; Joe Holtzman-drums, percussion; Nat Piccirilli-guitar, banjo; Dennis Pratt-upright bass, vocals.
Host: Tom Shaker Time: 60 minutes
The Aristocats, a Rhode Island Jazz, Swing & Dixieland Band, have been performing in various configurations since 1982/1983. Many musicians, who have earned national and international recognition and themselves have performed with some of the most successful names in Jazz and Swing music, have been members of the Aristocats. Currently, the Band is comprised of its founder Lloyd Kaplan, Joe Holtzman, Nat Piccirilli, and Dennis Pratt, whose ages range from 66 to 97. Not only are these folks great musicians but also they are music educators, authors and inventors. For more information about books mentioned visit rijazz.com.
Contact the Aristocats via Lloyd Kaplan by email Lskshk39@gmail.com or telephone 401-398-2441.

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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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