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Dominique Eade NEC Faculty Recital

New England Conservatory‘s Dominique Eade grew up in a musical household and spent much of her childhood moving within the US and in Europe. Beginning her studies as an English major at Vassar, Eade sang for a time with a jazz group, Naima, which also

FirstWorks Presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Get into the swing of the season with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ Big Band Holidays Jazz, presented as Part of the FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series. With special guests Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir on December 4, 2015, 7:30 PM at The Vets in Providence,

Coming Events – A Concert for the Ukrainian People

On June 10th, in an expression of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, Berklee College of Music presents a program of Ukrainian folk songs alongside original compositions by Berklee professor and Ukrainian citizen Vadim Neselovskyi. The program will feature Gary Burton, Fred Hersch, Vadim Neselovskyi, Ronen Itzik, Daniel Loomis, and the Berklee-based choir Pletenitsa,

In Conversations – Restive Soul with Kyle Nasser

Kyle Nasser‘s debut album Restive Soul, drew it’s title from a quote by the French political thinker and historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, who had attributed his pursuit of politics to his own “restive and insatiable soul”. Author of “Democracy in America” as well, once said that “Life is

On Set with Erin – A Tribute to John Coltrane

It was right after another snow storm and one of the coldest nights in New England when Leland Baker and his band played Coltrane’s A Love Supreme at Aurora, Providence. People showed up and the band played their heart out. Ben Shaw spoke before the concert. Ben

Roberta Gambarini

Jazz at Scullers – Welcome Back Roberta Gambarini

In the midst of the winter storm, I’m really looking forward to the return of  Roberta Gambarini and her quartet this coming Friday and Saturday at Scullers Jazz Club. She will have Eric Reed on piano, Ameen Saleem on bass, and the legendary Jimmy Cobb on

Coming Events – A Love Supreme with Leland Baker

When Leland told me he was going to play the entire album of A Love Supreme, I knew I had to chat with him. Tell me about yourself? Well, I was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. Cultural diversity was something very big and

Eric Jackson and Erin X. Smithers

Welcome to Follow the Soul Trane

Hello Friends! Eric and I are pleased to announce the launch of our new blog: Follow the Soul Trane! We will be featuring categories including: In Conversations, Eric on the Radio, Meet the Makers, On Set with Erin, Memories to Keep, Coming Events, Essential Links, Working Together, and more.