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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 11/24 TO 12/1

(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, NOV. 24

The Fifth Element House Band featuring John Sippell, Alex Chapman, Nick Sanfilippo and Doug Woolverton, pop, funk, rhythm and blues, soul and easy listening,, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 7:30-10:30 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, NOV. 25

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7 – 10:30 pm.

The John Badessa Big Band featuring Bob Mainelli, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 7:30-10:30 pm.

URI Jazz Combos, Joseph Parillo, Coordinator. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, 7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY,  NOV. 26

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm.

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

Sugar Shares Food Donation Night:  Sugar, funk, R&B, Will Evans, opens, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Jody Ebling, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7 - 9:30 pm  

Roomful of Blues, blues and swing, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Paul Speidel (guitar) Band 20th Anniversary Blues Show, w/Dave Maxwell, piano, Toni Lynn Washington, vocals, “Sax” Gordon, blues, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

Travis Colby, keys, Doug Woolverton, trumpet, Mark Texeria, drums, blues, L’attitude, 2190 Broad St., Cranston, 780-8700, http://www.lattituderi.com/promotions.php, 8:30 – 11:30 pm

Nasty Habits, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am

THURSDAY, NOV. 27

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.

FRIDAY,  NOV. 28

Joe Godfrey, piano, jazz, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. 289-2524, thewharftavernri.com. 6-9 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.

Bob Sagnella, sax, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Kent Hewitt, piano, jazz, standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Lois Vaughan, piano jazz, Rhumbline, 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.

Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Waterplace Restaurant, 1 Finance Way, Providence. 272-1040. 6:30-9:30 pm.

Eric Darius, jazz, soul, R&B, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 7 pm.

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

Debra Paiva, vocals, Ken Burkhart, piano, B3 organ, Ed Tomassi, tenor sax, Vinny Pagano, drums and  Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, blues, Aspire Rest., Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:30 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance.

ABC Trio w/Bruce Smith, vocals, Mac Chrupcala, piano, Al Bernstein, bass, and Mike Coffee, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8-12 pm.  

SOLD OUT: Quinn Sullivan, guitar prodigy, opening: Neal McCarthy, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p

Through The Doors, music of Jim Morrison, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, rockabilly and swing, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. (off Route 2), Mashantucket, Conn. (800) 200-2882, foxwoods.com. 8 pm.

Arturo Sandoval, trumpet, jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm, (also see Saturday and Sunday)

Kimber Lee Jacobsen and Joe Bouley, jazz, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 8-11 pm. No cover

Black Art Jazz Collective: Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax, Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, James Burton, trombone, Xavier Davis, piano, Gerald Cannon, bass, Johnathan Blake, drums, jazz, 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 (also Saturday)

Hope Road, Bob Marley tribute, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 pm.

Damaged Goods, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am

SATURDAY,  NOV. 29

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Tish Adams, vocals, Kent Hewitt, piano, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 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.

Ron Sanfiilippo, 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.

Steve Burke, jazz, pop, “645” 645 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 232-1645, 7 – 10 pm.

Stadium Theater Christmas: Big Band Music, dancing, singing, and Christmas traditionals, Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiumtheater.com. 7:30 pm.

Arturo Sandoval, trumpet, jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm, (also see Friday & Sunday)

Peacheaters, music of the Allman Brothers, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St. Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Sarah Borges Band, roots, rock, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, bluesa, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

Black Art Jazz Collective: Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax, Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, James Burton, trombone, Xavier Davis, piano, Gerald Cannon, bass, Johnathan Blake, drums, jazz, 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 (also Friday)

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

RugBurn, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am

SUNDAY, NOV. 30

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.  

ABC Trio w/special guest, Mac Chrupcala, piano, Al Bernstein, bass,  Mike Coffee, drums, jazz, standards, funk, blues, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

Arturo Sandoval, trumpet, jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 4 & 7 pm, (also see Friday & Saturday)

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 Vinny Lato, saxes, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 354-4420. 6-10 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz, Nami, 198 Atwells Ave, Providence, 383-6559, 7-10 pm.

Straight No Chaser, a cappella, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787, vmari.com. 7:30 pm.

Cheryl Arena, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 8 - 11 pm.

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

MONDAY,  DEC. 1

The Fifth Element House Band featuring John Sippell, Alex Chapman, Nick Sanfilippo and Doug Woolverton, pop, funk, rhythm and blues, soul and easy listening,, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 7:30-10:30 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:

THURSDAY, DEC. 4

URI Jazz Big Band, Jared Sims, director, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, 8 pm

SUNDAY, DEC. 7

Nutmeg & Mistletoe Holiday Concert Benefit for Matthew Quinn Scholarship, Dick Lupino Trio and many Local Artists, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312, 1-4 pm.


posted by Bill Melone, 11/24/14