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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/21 to 6/1
(note: listings in red italics are usual gigs that have not been specifically confirmed for current dates)
SideBar Bistro, 127 Dorrance St, Providence (Entrance on Pine St) 421-7200, www.sidebar-bistro.com
Tues. 5/22 Miss Wensday hosts Live “Karaoke” 9 pm – 1 am
Wed. 5/23 Dubphonic: A night of Roots, Rock, Reggie, Jazz, Funk, Dub, 9 pm – 1 am
Thurs. 5/24 Elliot Lewis (of Hall & Oats), 7 pm, $
Fri. 5/25 Kim Trusty, 7 pm $
Sat 5/26 Debra Mann, 7 pm
Tues. 5/29 Miss Wensday hosts Live “Karaoke” 9 pm – 1 am
Wed. 5/30 Dubphonic: A night of Roots, Rock, Reggie, Jazz, Funk, Dub, 9 pm – 1 am Thurs. 5/31 Ray Greene, pop, 8 pm, $
Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com
Thurs. 5/24 NRICS Champions Music Series Fundraiser: Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, 7 pm, $$
Fri. 2/25 Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen, 8 & 10 pm, $$$
Sat. 5/26 Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, 8 pm, $$
Weds. 5/30 Open Blues Jam w/Lil' Cousin, 7-10 pm, no cover
Fri. 6/1 Killer Kane & The Blue FO's, 8 pm, $$
Sat. 6/2 Daryl Sherman and Friends, feat/Warren Vache, trumpet, Boots Malison, bass, Jon Wheatley, guitar, 8 pm, $$
COMING UP Sat. 6/9 The Chili Brothers: Joe Potenza, bass/vocals, Bruce Mattson, piano/B3/vocals, Tony Medeiros, guitar/vocals, Dan Hann, drums, Greg Takemoto, alto, funk/blues, 8 pm, $
Sculler’s Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, www.scullersjazz.com 617-562-4111
Tues. 5/22 Shepley Metcalf, songs of Laura Nero, w/Tom LaMark, piano,Chris Rathburn, bass, Yoron Israel, drums, and other guests, 8 pm, $$
Wed. 5/23 Pilc Moutin Hoenig Trio, 8 pm, $$$
Thurs. 5/24 Yosvany Terry & the Afro-Caribbean Sextet, CD “Today's Opinion,” 8 & 10 pm, $$$
Fri. 5/25 Kim Waters, sax w/Maysa, vocals, 8 & 10 pm, $$$$
Tues. 5/29 Marianne Solivan w/trio, CD “Prisoner of Love,” 8 pm, $$
Wed. 5/30 Eric Alexander, sax, & Vincent Herring w/ Harold Mabern, piano, 8 pm, $$$
Thurs. 5/31 North Shore Acappella, (as seen on “The Sing-Off) 8 pm, $$$$
Fri. 6/1 Rebecca Paris, CD release, “You Don't Know Me,” w/trio Brad Hatfield, piano, Peter Kontrimas, bass, Matt Gordy, drums, plus guest Jerry Bergonzi, sax, 8 & 10 pm, $$$
Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St. Cambridge, www.regattabarjazz.com 617-395-7757
CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTIES UNTIL JUNE
Fri. 6/1 David Maxwell's Maximum Blues feat/Amadee Castenell w/guest vocalist Alley Stoetzel, 7:30 pm, $$
Sat. 6/2 April Hall w/Tim Ray Quartet, CD Release “Room For Two”, 7:30 pm, $
MONDAY, MAY 21
Steve Burke, jazz, Escada Restaurant and Bar, 39 Putnam Pike, Johnson, 233-0007, www.escadabar.com, 6-10 pm.
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 7 pm. Dinner show.
John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave, East Providence 434-9670 www.bovistavern.com. 9 pm $
TUESDAY, MAY 22
Cavalcade of Bands, jazz and swing, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place (off Broad Street), Cranston. 941-2717, 785-4333, rhodesonthepawtuxet.com. In the Ballroom: The Tommy Rotondo Group featuring Hank Doiron, 5:30-6, 7-7:30, 8:15-8:45 pm, The Art Medeiros 16-Piece Swing Band featuring Hank Doiron, 6-7, 7:30-8:15 pm, and Dan Ferreira and the Meadowlarks, 8:45-11 pm, and Linda Lucci and the RI Chapter of USA Dancers, 9:45-10 pm, emceed by Steve Bianchi and Bill Melone. In the Foyer: The Eric Bloom Group featuring Mike Renzi and George Masso, 5:30 pm, Barbara Slater and Friends featuring Kent Hewitt, 6:30 pm, The Bob Mainelli Group featuring Mike Renzi and George Masso, 7:15 pm, The Duke Robillard Trio, 8:15 pm, The John Badessa Group featuring Charlie Harris, and The Nomads, 10 pm, emceed by Larry Perlman and Terri Giviens. $$$ advanced purchase discount.
Steve Burke, jazz, Ciara Lounge, 1525 Smith St., North Providence, 354-8800, 6 – 9 pm.
Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Besos Tea House, 378 Main St., East Greenwich. 398-8855. 6:30-9:30 pm.
The Mango Trio, jazz jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 7-10 pm. No cover.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm.
Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Dan Moretti, sax/flute, Mike Renzi, piano, jazz, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30 - 10 pm.
Rick Costa (drums)Trio, w/Gino Rosati, guitar & Joe Potenza, bass, DeWolf Tavern, Bristol, 259 Thames Street, 7:30 - 9:30. pm
Mike Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Big Band, DiParma Italian Table, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA, 508.336.9222 reservations, www.StrictlySinatraNow.com, 8 pm no cover
The Cartells, jazz/swing/motown/R&B, The Knickerbocker, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com, 9 pm, $$
THURSDAY, MAY 24
Don McLean and the Jazz Strollers, Pancho O'Malley's, Mariner Square, 140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett. 782-2290. 5-8 pm.
Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.
R.A. Fish's Global Jazz Ensemble, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 6-9 pm.
Gino Rosatti Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, jazz/blues, Jacky's Waterplace Sushi Bar, 200 Exchange St., Providence, 383-5000, www.jackyswaterplace.com, 6 – 10 pm, no cover
R.A. Fish's Global Jazz Ensemble, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 6-9 pm.
Paul Del Nero, bass, w/guest, jazz, Fathoms, Newport Marriott, 7-10 pm.
Nick Sanfilippo, jazz, Mixed Magic Theatre, Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St., Pawtucket. 305-7333, mmtri.com. 7-10 pm. $
KC Moaners, jug band, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 7-10 pm. $
The Mango Trio featuring Liz Parrillo, jazz, Vintage Restaurant, 2 South Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1234, vintageri.com. 7:30 pm.
Chris Jason and the Nightlife Orchestra, tribute to Frank Sinatra and pop, Ciara Lounge, 1525 Smith St., North Providence. 354-8800. 8-11 pm.
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4130. 8 pm.
The Dick Willner Band with Jan Schmidt, swing, oldies and rhythm and blues, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30 pm. $
Here to Stay, jazz, Powers Pub, 27 Aborn St., Cranston. 714-0655, powerspub.com. 8-11 pm.
Silk & Steel, jazz and pop, L'Elizabeth's Café, 285 South Main St., Providence. 861-1974. 9 pm. No cover
Superchief Trio, blues, roots and swing, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm. No cover.
FRIDAY, MAY 25
Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4:30-6:30 pm.
Milt Javery, jazz, Ramada Middletown Hotel, Portofino Bar and Grille, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 pm.
Dick Lupino,bass/vocals, Dennis Cook, sax, Yvonne Monett, piano/vocals, jazz, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. 6-10 pm.
Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St. Newport RI, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm
Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Waterplace Restaurant, 1 Finance Way, Providence. 272-1040. 6:30-9:30 pm.
Al Abbott, swing, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 6:30-10:30 pm
Gino Rosati, Jeffrey Cashen, James Seabra, Bart Lingley and Joe Potenza, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com. 7-11 pm
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Capital Grille, 1 Union Station, Providence. 521-5600. 7 pm.
Steve Burke, jazz, Rancho Chico, 52 Washington St., Plainville, Mass. (508) 643-2534. 7-10 pm.
Bettye LaVette, rhythm and blues, rock and soul, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, ncfta.org. 8 pm. $$$$$ advanced purchase discount.
The Mac Chrupcala Trio, Al Bernstein, bass and Artie Cabral, drums,jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8:30 pm-midnight. No cover.
The Sweet P Blues Band, blues and jazz, Vintage Restaurant, 2 South Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1234, vintageri.com. 8:30-11 pm.
The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8 pm-12 am
Niki Luparelli and The Golddiggers, Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar, 60 Valley St., Providence. 632-0649, thecubanrevolution.com. 9 pm-1 am..
SATURDAY, MAY 26
Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Marcelle Gauvin, vocals, Kent Hewitt, piano, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.
Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4:30-6:30 pm.
Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.
Art Manchester, jazz, Ramada Middletown Hotel, Portofino Bar and Grille, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 pm.
Mary Lou Neville and Bill Moretti, jazz, Elizabeth of Portofino's, 897 Post Rd., Warwick. 461-8920. 6:30-9:30 pm.
Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St. Newport RI, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm
The Tony Cipolla Group, jazz and standards, The Dorrance, 60 Dorrance St., Providence. 521-6000. 7-11 pm. No cover.
Gypsy Romantique featuring Daisy Castro, gypsy jazz, Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 Deerfield Rd. (Routes 44, 169 and 97), Pomfret, Conn. (860) 928-1562, vanillabeancafe.com. 8 pm. $
Judith Gilson and Jeff Cashen, jazz, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 8-11 pm. No cover.
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Uncle Ronnie's Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville. 568-6243. 8:30 pm.
The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.
Chris Jason, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Bella, 1992 Victory Highway. Glendale, 568-4234, 9-11 pm
Duke Robillard Trio, Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar, 60 Valley St., Providence. 632-0649, thecubanrevolution.com. 9 pm-1 am.
Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Coast Guard House, 40 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 789-0700. 9:30 pm-12:30 am.
SUNDAY, MAY 27
Jazz Brunch w/Lady D, DiParma Italian Table, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA, 508.336.9222, www.diparmaitaliantable.com, 9 am – 2 pm
Ron Sanfilippo, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine East, 965 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9411. 9 am-3 pm.
Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano's, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 am-2 pm.
Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 am-2 pm.
Mary Lou Neville and Bill Moretti, jazz and pop brunch, Besos Tea House, 378 Main St., East Greenwich. 398-8855. 11 am-2 pm.
Bobby Ferreira, jazz brunch, Clarke Cooke House, 1 Bannister's Wharf, Newport. 849-2900, 12:30-3:30 pm
The MSD Quintet, jazz, Newport Art Museum. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 848-8200, NewportArtMuseum.org. 2 pm. $$, members discount
Mac Chrupcala, Al Bernstein and Bernard Purdie, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 5-9 pm. no cover.
Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, Trattoria Sympatico, 13 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-3731. 4-7 pm.
Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.
The R.A. Fish Duo, jazz and global, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 5-8 pm
The Duke Robillard Band featuring Toni Lynn Washington, blues and jazz, Congregational Church, 200 Main St., Wellsleet, Mass. (508) 487-5400, myticketportal.com. 7 pm. $$; $$$$ preferred includes afterparty .
Lonnie Gasperini, jazz jam, Hot Club, 575 South Water St., Providence. 861-9007. 7-11 pm.
Sweet P and Who's Dat Band, jazz and blues jam, Roots Café, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 7-11 pm. $; participating musicians and singers free.
The Buddy Roach Trio, jazz jam/rock, Billy Goode's, 29 Marlborough St., Newport. 848-5013. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.
The James Montgomery Blues Band, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 596-4225, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount.
MONDAY, MAY 28
Steve Burke, jazz, Escada Restaurant and Bar, 39 Putnam Pike, Johnson, 233-0007, www.escadabar.com, 6-10 pm.
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 7 pm. Dinner show.
John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave, East Providence 434-9670 www.bovistavern.com. 9 pm $
TUESDAY, MAY 29
Steve Burke, jazz, Ciara Lounge, 1525 Smith St., North Providence, 354-8800, 6 – 9 pm.
Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Besos Tea House, 378 Main St., East Greenwich. 398-8855. 6:30-9:30 pm.
The Mango Trio, jazz jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 7-10 pm. No cover.
The John Badessa Big Band featuring Bob Mainelli, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 7:30-10:30 pm. $
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm.
Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Daryl Sherman, vocals, Yvonne Monnett, piano, jazz, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30 - 10 pm.
Rick Costa (drums)Trio, w/Gino Rosati, guitar & Joe Potenza, bass, DeWolf Tavern, Bristol, 259 Thames Street, 7:30 - 9:30. pm
Mike Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Big Band, DiParma Italian Table, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA, 508.336.9222 reservations, www.StrictlySinatraNow.com, 8 pm no cover
High Times, blues & swing, The Knickerbocker, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com, 9 pm, no cover
THURSDAY, MAY 31
Don McLean and the Jazz Strollers, Pancho O'Malley's, Mariner Square, 140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett. 782-2290. 5-8 pm.
Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.
Charity Revolution to Celebrate The Animal Resue League of Southern RI, Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar, 60 Valley St., Providence. 632-0649, thecubanrevolution.com. 6 pm, donation
R.A. Fish's Global Jazz Ensemble, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 6-9 pm.
Gino Rosatti Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, jazz/blues, Jacky's Waterplace Sushi Bar, 200 Exchange St., Providence, 383-5000, www.jackyswaterplace.com, 6 – 10 pm, no cover
R.A. Fish's Global Jazz Ensemble, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 6-9 pm.
Paul Del Nero, bass, w/guest, jazz, Fathoms, Newport Marriott, 7-10 pm.
Nick Sanfilippo, jazz, Mixed Magic Theatre, Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St., Pawtucket. 305-7333, mmtri.com. 7-10 pm. $
Chris Jason and the Nightlife Orchestra, tribute to Frank Sinatra and pop, Ciara Lounge, 1525 Smith St., North Providence. 354-8800. 8-11 pm.
The Mango Trio featuring Liz Parrillo, jazz, Vintage Restaurant, 2 South Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1234, vintageri.com. 7:30 pm.
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4130. 8 pm.
The Dick Willner Band with Jan Schmidt, swing, oldies and rhythm and blues, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30 pm. $
Here to Stay, jazz, Powers Pub, 27 Aborn St., Cranston. 714-0655, powerspub.com. 8-11 pm.
Silk & Steel, jazz and pop, L'Elizabeth's Café, 285 South Main St., Providence. 861-1974. 9 pm. No cover
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4:30-6:30 pm.
Milt Javery, jazz, Ramada Middletown Hotel, Portofino Bar and Grille, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 pm.
Dick Lupino,bass/vocals, guests TBA, jazz, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. 6-10 pm.
Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St. Newport RI, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm
Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Waterplace Restaurant, 1 Finance Way, Providence. 272-1040. 6:30-9:30 pm.
Al Abbott, swing, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 6:30-10:30 pm
Tish Adams, vocals, Gary Johnson, Dennis Hughes, and Joe Potenza, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com. 7-11 pm
Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Capital Grille, 1 Union Station, Providence. 521-5600. 7 pm.
Steve Burke, jazz, Riviera Restaurant, 580 North Broadway, East Providence, 431-4031 8:30 pm -12
The Mac Chrupcala Trio, Al Bernstein, bass and Artie Cabral, drums,jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8:30 pm-midnight. No cover.
The Sweet P Blues Band, blues and jazz, Vintage Restaurant, 2 South Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1234, vintageri.com. 8:30-11 pm.
The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8 pm-12 am.

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