Jazz is a Rainbow



Sounds of the 60's

A unique ensemble of 8 talented teens will perform some of America’s greatest songs from the 1960s in “Sounds of the 60s: From the Blues to the Beatles” on Thursday and Friday, August 8th and 9th 2019, 5:00pm, at Prospect Terrace,

54 Congdon Street, Providence.


The original show is free and open to the public. 


The teen ensemble has spent two weeks rehearsing six hours a day preparing the show 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 turbulent 60s. The show and its cast of Black and White youth give us hope in a divided nation.


Jazz is a Rainbow, now in its eighteenth year, is produced by Stages of Freedom and funded by the Providence Shelter for Colored Children, Opera Providence, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Providence Department of Art Culture and Tourism, Providence Parks and Recreation, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, and Partnership for Providence Parks.

Special Thanks to:

RISD - Intercultural Student Engagement


"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 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


Stages of Freedom · 10 Westminster Street · Providence, RI 02903 · (401) 421-0606