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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/4/2015 TO 5/11/2015

(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

MONDAY, MAY 4

The History of Vaudeville by Lloyd Kaplan, reeds, professor at CCRI, Meeting Room, 3rd. floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 6:30 – 8:15 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, Newport, www.barandkitchennewport.com 848-9081, 7 – 10 pm.

John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm. 

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm-midnight.

TUESDAY, MAY 5

Barcode Trio, smooth jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

Miss Wensday, ballads, blues, vaudeville, Magdalenae Room, Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain St. Providence, 7:30 pm.

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8 pm.

Brown Students Applied Music Program Jazz Recital, Brown University, Fulton Rehearsal Hall, Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue, Providence. 8 pm. 

Brown Students Jazz Combos, Brown University, Grant Recital Hall, Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue, Providence. 8 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  MAY 6

Isabel Stover, vocals, Pamela Hines, piano, Derek Van Wormer, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7 - 9:30 pm  

Rick Costa Trio, jazz, DeWolf Tavern, 259 Thames St. Bristol, 254-2005, 7:30-9:30 pm

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Mystic Horns, blues, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. doors open 6:30 pm, free dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30 – 10 pm.   

THURSDAY, MAY 7 

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm.    

The Coastline Swing Band, Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348- 0055. 7:30-9:30 pm. 

Dick Willner and Jan Schmidt and Swing Haven, swing, oldies and rhythm and blues, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30-11 pm.  

The Aldous Collins Band, funk, and Colorway, pop and rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show at 8 pm. (see note at end of listings)

Larry Coryell (guitar) & Strings Attached w/Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, and Joe Cohn, guitars, Bruce Getz,bass, Steve Williams, drums, contemporary jazz, jazz-rock, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm.

FRIDAY,  MAY 8

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm.   

Misquamicut Beach Springfest: Rewind and Erik Narwhal and the Manatees, rock and blues, Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. 322-1026, misquamicutfestival.org. 5-11 pm. admission to festival includes show. (also see Saturday & Sunday)

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

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm.

Al Abbott, swing, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 6:30-10:30 pm.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Capital Grille, 1 Union Station, Providence. 521-5600. 7 – 10:30 pm.

Tish Adams & Candida Rose, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, Rick Cost, drums, and Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, blues, ballads, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St.  

Ewan Dobson, fingerstyle acoustic guitar, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

Popa Chubby, guitar, rocking blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm.

ABC Trio, w/TBA, vocalist. Richard Hundley, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8-12 pm. 

Atlantic Ave Band, rock and funk, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm.

Natural Element, Reggae vibes with all the elements of true beat music )hip-hop, jazz, funk, Afro-beat, Grand Hall, 1st. floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 8:30 – 11:59 pm , adults 18+ (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

Jon Regen, vocals, piano, Richard Hammond, bass, Abe Fogle, drums, jazz, originals, standards, CD release “Stop Time,” Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Black Oak Dr, East Lyme CT, www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886, doors open 7:30 pm show at 8:30 pm. 

SATURDAY,  MAY 9 

Misquamicut Beach Springfest: Jay Taylor, The Cowsills, Jason Cardinal and The Jason Press Mess, pop, rock, folk and blues, Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. 322-1026, misquamicutfestival.org. 2:30-11 pm; admission to festival includes show, 11 am-11 pm (also see Friday & Sunday) 

Bands on the Block: The American Band & What Cheer Brigade, , Outdoor concert (if rain in the Grand Hall,) Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 12 n – 2 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

Jody Ebling, vocals, Gred Wardson, piano, Paul Del Nero, bass, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

Longshot Voodoo, rock, blues and rhythm and blues, and Crocodile River Music, African, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272, riverfolk.org. 8 pm. African drum workshop 4-5 pm.

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm.

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

Reggae Rally: John Brown's Body, Mighty Mystic and The Ravers, Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue, Newport. 848-5055, newportwaterfrontevents.com. 6 pm.

The Reggie Centracchio (trumpet) Group featuring Kenny Marrocco, vocals, Joe Esposito, sax, Greg Wardson, piano, Mark Caddick, drums, jazz, The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick. 821-0060, thevillari.com. 6:30-9:30 pm.

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm.

Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Elizabeth of Portofino, 897 Post Rd., Warwick. 461-8920. 6:30-9:30 pm.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Mamma Mia’s, 93 Careswell St., Marshfield, Mass. (781) 834-3050. 6:30-9:30 pm.  

The Tony Cippola Group, swing, jazz, standards, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7:15 - 10:15 pm.  

Freddie Cole (vocal, piano) Trio, jazz, standards.orginals, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 & 10 pm.

Popa Chubby, guitar, rocking blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm.

Heather Mahoney, folk, rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show at 8 pm. (see note at end of listings)

Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, rhythm & blues, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm

Shelby Lynne, Americana, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show at 8 pm. (see note at end of listings)

2nd Anniversary Celebration: w/Manhattan Vibes: Christos Rafalides, vibes, Thana Alexa, vocals, Sergio Salvatore, piano, Petros Klampanis, bass, Eric Doob, drums, jazz, with dance and groove, Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Black Oak Dr, East Lyme CT, www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886, doors open 7:30 pm show at 8:30 pm. 

The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

The Skatallites, Soulshot and The Thad Merritt Trio, ska and reggae, Spot Underground, 101 Richmond St., Providence. 383-7133, thespotunderground.com. 9 pm-2:30 am. 18+.

SUNDAY,  MAY 10

Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 am-2 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 am-2 pm.

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

Misquamicut Beach Springfest: Cabana Boys, pop and rock, Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. 322-1026, misquamicutfestival.org. 1:30-2:20, 3:10-4:15 pm. admission to festival includes shows (also see Friday & Saturday)

ABC Trio, w/guest TBA, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

Wolfie and the Jam Daddies, blues jam, Boundary Brewhouse at Corinne's Seafood Grille, 1593 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. 725-4260, corinnesbanquets.com. 5-9 pm.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Tony DelSignore, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North P, rovidence. 354-4420. 7-11 pm.

Miss Wensday, ballads, blues, vaudeville, Magdalenae Room, Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain St. Providence, 7:30 pm.

Sunday Night Blues Jam w/Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8:30 pm – 12 m 

MONDAY, MAY 11 

Film Series - Mighty Music Bios: Moderated by Dave Lussier – “Bird” The troubled life and career of the jazz musician Charlie “Bird” Parker, 161 minutes, Rated R, Aditorium (3rd. Floor), Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, 5:30 – 8:15 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic) 

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, Newport, www.barandkitchennewport.com 848-9081, 7 – 10 pm.

John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm. 

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm-midnight.

COMING UP 

TUESDAY, MAY 12 

Delbert McClinton, blues, rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show at 8 pm. (see note at end of listings) 

SATURDAY, MAY 16

Duke Robillard, guitar, blues, jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm. 

NOTE FOR NARROWS CENTER: Directions from I 195 Eastbound - Because construction has closed Exit 5 off ramps and blocked parts of both Pocasset St. and Anawam St. (Google Maps don't show this construction), take Exit 6 then keep right onto Hartwell St. and turn right on 4th St. which goes back over I 195 then becomes Troy St.Turn left onto Bedford St. which becomes Central St. and goes down to Battleship Cove and turns under I 195 where it becomes Water St.  Anawam St. is on the left just after “Boondocks.”

       Leaving is much easier as the Exit 5 on ramps are open.  There is a new entrance on Water St./Ponte DelGada Blvd. to both the I 195 East and West on ramps. Turn left from Anawam St. and just after the arches at Ponte DelGada Park turn left up the new ramp. Fork left to I 195 East or right to I 195 West. 


posted by Bill Melone, 05/04/15