(4.16) He sometimes practices down by the river to otherworldly effect. During the lockdown, his riverside sessions could bring a little joy into our bleak lives. This Sunday, Ritchee Price will be performing indoors at the Wild Colonial Tavern. Maurice invites the public:
Come join us as our pal and Jazz Monster Ritchee Price comes by with some friends to rip it up. You know it had to be special if we’re coming at you live. Reservations are encouraged but not required.
Providence Monthly ran a profile towards the end of 2020, Jazz Artist adds Comforting Soundtrack to South Water Street:
For Price, practicing outside is different than practicing at home. Outdoors, his music interacts with the environment in ways that it doesn’t in a room. In open spaces, his music becomes part of the world; it travels and lands in unexpected places and interacts with more than just four walls. Although, as Price will tell you, playing indoors is just as important.
Price has performed with Lionel Hampton at the White House, Radio City Music Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Blue Note, and the Hollywood Bowl, and with Count Basie at Carnegie Hall. Don’t be surprised if the Wild Colonial fills up with former students — Price has been teaching at schools around the state since 1987! Learn more at Price’s website.
7pm to 8pm, Sunday, April 16, Wild Colonial, 259 South Water Street, 401.621.5644, (directions)