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Getting back in the Monday night jazz groove

Getting back in the Monday night jazz groove

Rhode Island has had a superb big band jazz tradition that began within a year of the Monday night “rehearsal band" that Thad Jones and Mel Lewis started at New York's Village Vanguard. Drummer Duke Belaire inaugurated the RI tradition in 1967 at the Cobblestone Tavern in East Providence before settling in 1969 at nearby Bovi's Town ...