Don't Stop the Music: A Treasure of Musical Gems: Selections from the Great American Songbook

Monday, May 18, 2015

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Grand Hall (1st Floor)

Mon, 2015-05-18 18:30 - 20:00

Jazz pianist Rod Luther presents a program of great songs including show tunes, jazz standards, blues, African-American spirituals, and few surprises by Rhode Island composers.


Rod plays piano music for all types of functions including wedding receptions and fundraisers.  He teaches jazz piano, accompanies vocalists, and performs in solo concerts.  Rod enjoys playing jazz standards and show tunes, including the music of Gershwin, Ellington, Porter, Berlin and others.  He also plays popular songs by Elton John, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and Alicia Keys.

Rod has studied improvisation techniques with David Darling and taken jazz studies at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.  He has studied jazz piano privately with Stanley Cowell and Norman Simmons. He is a founding member of the Providence Piano Club.  Rod plays the piano for Sunday services at the Barrington United Methodist Church and at Bethel AME Church in Providence. 

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