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Jazz is a Rainbow

Jazz is a Rainbow, now in its 17th year, is a unique ensemble of talented teens who perform some of America’s greatest songs from the Jazz Songbook.


The ensemble spends two weeks each summer rehearsing six hours a day preparing an original show created just for them under the musical direction of internationally acclaimed musicians, Michael Palter and Lynne Jackson, and the artistic direction of Robb Dimmick of Providence, learning songs, developing vocal technique, acting skills and choreography, and the history the songs, their makers and the era. The show and its cast of Black and White youth give us hope in a divided nation.


Scroll to the bottom to see photos, videos and reviews of past shows.


This Summer's Production:


Queen of Soul


Virtual Concert

presented by

Jazz is a Rainbow, Stages of Freedom & the Cabaret Consortium

Friday, August 14 @ 6:00pm

LIVE on YouTube & Facebook



Colin P. Hanrahan

Triniti Schell

Kenney Brothers Foundation

Robert S. Miller

Yuko Matsukawa

Jessie Keener

Lynn and Gary Goodnough

Meredith Wiech

Ray Rickman

Katy Fralick

Joseph & Ann Casey

Eloise Kenney

Karen & David Parker

Temple Emanu-El

Barbara Sokoloff

Linda Egli Johnson

Johanna Harris

Gerald A. Fernandez

Jann Hodges

Jack McWilliam

Nancy & Richard Dutton

Denise & William Bolton

Debra Conway

Horrace Kenney, III

Carol Lucha Burns

James Contois & Reb MacKenzie

Rosemary Cullen

Pamela Rawson

Veda Crewe

Katherine & Kenneth Fandetti

James P. Riley

Dr. Herbert Rakatansky

Annie Tate

Amato DeLuca

Produced by:

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"The very best program of youth singing jazz that I’ve ever seen! Watching is so much fun. Listening is a real treat. The choreography is wonderful! All very well done! Highly recommend seeing their performances."

- Rose Weaver

"'Jazz Is A Rainbow’ conveys life lessons through jazz history [in a] notably confident, polished performance."

- Down Beat Magazine

“Jazz is really the first place that blacks and whites in America convened in a safe space to celebrate something they loved. So this is a shared story. [The actors are] learning not only jazz and history but they’re learning about who they are.” 

- Robb Dimmick, Artistic Director


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