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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 9/18/2017 TO 9/25/20

(notes: some gigs may require tickets, cover charges, or minimums; advanced purchase or other discounts may be available; and some may have been sold out, changed, or canceled - check with venue to confirm)

PLEASE CONTACT jazz@wriu.org with any corrections or additions

NOTE: URI Music events or musicians in blue

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18  

Steve DeConti, solo guitar, vocals, Safari Room, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport, 846-667, 1-4 pm

The Groove Merchants w/Doug Woolverton, trumpet, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm ,

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Reasons: pop, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-10 p.m.

Karaoke Night with Vini Ames: Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 232-0844. 7 p.m.

Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St. Pawtucket, 728-0800, 7:30 -10:30

Big City Jazz Jam: house rhythm section Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, with other local vocalists and instrumentalists, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7:30 - 11 pm.

(Wait List) Dougie MacClean: folk, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272. riverfolk.org. 7:30 pm

Matthew Sweet: vocals, guitar, blues, rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Steve Burke Duo: smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5-9 p.m.

The Night Owls w/Alec Charon, guitar, Caleb Cronan, drums, Alex Teoli, bass, jazz, Basta Restaurant, 2195 Broad St., Cranston, 461-2300, 7–10 pm

Live Jazz Series: Geo Leonard, guitar, Tom Pasquarelli, cornet, flugelhorn, Rick Perlman, drums, Tom Casale, bass, jazz, Mezzo Ultra Lounge, 393 Charles St. Providence, 331-3000, mezzoprovidence.com, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Lori Colombo, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: The Chris Leigh Band, progressive blues, rock, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 6:30 pm, dance lessons, 7 pm, music, 7:30-10 pm. 

Blues At Lou’s: Original Blues DeVille Open Jam w/ Dick Willner: Lou’sCafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 8 pm

The Funky Autocrates, funk, R&B, The Parlour, 1119 N, Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 9:30 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Afrimanding.w/Sidy Maiga, African drums, Malian music, Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. www.provparksconservancy.org/visit/music. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Sunset & Sequins, 2nd Annual gala, DB’s Orchestra, swing, ballroom, Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom, 175 Memorial Blvd. Newport, eventbrite.com/e/sunset-sequins-tickets-36632437607 tickets to benefit EMS pediatric trauma kits.

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, dance, Cancun Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnson, 232-0844, 6-9 pm

Steven Palumbo: solo vocals, in the style of Frank Sinatra, Siena Restaurant, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4111, stevenpalumbo.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

John Abernathy w/Tom LaMark, piano, “Give My Regards” a Broadway Cabaret, in the Marquee Room, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m.

The Coastline Swing Band: Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348-0055. 7:30-9:30 p.m. contact Hank Burr 364-6263.

The Carleans, acoustic trio, Americana, Tap Room, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. 8 pm.

Albert Cummings, guitar, vocals, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show: 8 pm

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Aaron Cote (drums) Jazz Combo, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8:30 - 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Jazz in the Courtyard: Mark Berney (trumpet) Jazz Duo w/James Himmelman, piano, next to Bistro 22, Garden City Center, Cranston, 942-2800. www.gardencitycenter.com/sales-events/ 6 – 8 pm (bring lawn chairs.)

Al Abbott, vocals. piano, jazz, standards, swing, Osteria Toscana, 1571 Atwood Ave., Johnston. 519-9100. 6-10 pm

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends, jazz, blues, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

John, guitar, & Joann, vocals, standards, Jo’s American Bistro, 24 memorial Blvd. W, Newport, 847-5506, josamericanbistro.com, 7-10 pm

Vini Ames Duo: jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, oldies, Back Nine Tavern, Louisquisset Golf Course, 1 Overlook Drive, North Providence. 865-6348. 7-10 p.m.

Bobby Keyes (guitar) Trio w/Marty Ballou, bass, Marty Richards, drums, jazz, blues, The Pump House 1464 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, pumphousemusicworks.com, 7:30 pm 

Kimber-Lee Jacobsen, vocals, and Joe Boulay, piano, pop, jazz, The Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St., Bristol. 253-9100,  8-11 p.m.

Dynamite Rhythmn, local (named for Woonsocket’s Dynamite Sandwich) 5 piece classic pop/rock band, in the Marquee Room, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main St., Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 pm

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Chicago Blues, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com 8 pm 

Matt Wilson (drums) Quartet, jazz, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

The Troublemakers, Tribute to the Allman Brothers, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 8 pm, show, 9 pm.

Reasons: pop, The Broadway Lounge, 535 N. Broadway, East Providence. 434-9742. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Ethel Lee, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Paul De Nero, bass, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 847-3777, www.greenvale.com, 1-4 pm

Tish Adams wit Joe Potenza and Gino Rosati: jazz, blues, South Kingstown Public Library, 1057 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale. 789-1555, ext. 110. 2-4 p.m.

The Ocean Mistics: rock and blues, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 3-6:30 p.m.

Milt Javery, guitar, rhythm and blues and jazz, Portofino Bar and Grille, Ramada Middletown Hotel, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 p.m.

Patrice Monahan, jazz, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm 

Claude Bourbon, guitar, “medieval and Spanish blues,” The Pump House 1464 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, pumphousemusicworks.com, 7:30 pm 

New England’s Got Talent Competition w/professional judges: Al Gomes, producer, Angela Bacare, vocalist, Nick Blaemire, writer, performer, Rose Weaver, singer, actor, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m.

Duke Robillard (guitar, vocals) Band, w/Sunny Crownover, vocals, Billy Novick, sax. and Bruce Bears, piano, Brad Hallen, bass, Mark Teixeira, drums, jazz, blues, Court House Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd (Rt.138) West Kingston, www.courthousearts.org, 8-11 pm

The Peacheaters, tribute to Greg Allman, “An Allman Bothers Experience,” Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com 8 pm

Dave Styker (guitart) Quartet (Whaling City Sound recording artist,) w/Monte Croft, vibes, Jared Gold, organ, McClenty Hunter, drums, jazz, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals, harmonica, blues, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 7:30 pm, show, 8:30 pm.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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 a.m.-2 pm

Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet: jazz, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. noon to 3 p.m.

Bobby Ferreira, jazz brunch, Clarke Cooke House, 1 Bannister's Wharf, Newport. 849-2900 12:30-3:30 pm.

Doug Woolverton (trumpet) and the Goove Merchants, funk, jazz, R&B, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 W. Main Rd., Little Compton. 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com. admission per car. 1-4 p.m.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, R&B horn band, swing, pop, dance, Lighthouse Bar, Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln, 732-3200, www.twinriver.com/entertainment/lighthouse-bar/ 2 pm

Mac Chupcalla Jazz Series: Alan Berstein (bass) Trio, w/guests TBA, Johnny’s, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 3-7 pm

Will Houlihan (of Haunt The House), guitar, vocals, Tap Room, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. show, 8 pm.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Steve DeConti, solo guitar, vocals, Safari Room, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport, 846-667, 1-4 pm

The Groove Merchants w/Doug Woolverton, trumpet, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm ,

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm

 

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

WRIU Live Jazz Night: Tish Adams, vocals, joins Big City Jazz: Ben Ricci, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, to celebrate Tish’s 58th birthday and 20th radio anniversary at Murphy’s Law, 2 George St, Pawtucket, 724-5522, www.murphyslawri.com, meet jazz DJs, get WRIU promo items, and birthday cake, 7:30 – 11 pm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Roomful of Blues, celebrating 50 years of swingin’ jump blues, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com two shows: 8 & 10 pm


posted by Bill Melone, 09/18/17