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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 2/19/2018 TO 2/26/2018

(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, FEBRUARY 19

The Groove Merchants, 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

School Vacation Special Show: The John Allmark Jazz Octet: jazz, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. doors, 8 pm music 8:30 pm, All ages.

Black History Month Film: “Tell Them We Are Rising,” The story of Black Colleges and Universities, soundtrack with archival music from HBCUs, hbcurising.com, Independent Lens, PBS, WSBE (channel 36, digital 36.1, cable 8,) ripbs.org, 9 pm

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 

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

Joanne Lurgio: acoustic open mic, Pub on Park, Legion Bowl and Billiards, 661 Park Ave., Cranston. 641-5815. 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

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

Big City Jazz: Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, w/other guests TBA, jazz, blues, standards, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St, Pawtucket, 724-5522, www.murphyslawri.com, 7:30 – 11 pm.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Steve Burke Duo: smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5-8 p.m.

Ashe’s Wednesday Jazz: Leland Baker Group, Acacia Club, at The Temple, 883 Eddy St. Providence, 7-10 pm

Live Jazz Series: Greg Abate, sax, flute, Gary Johnson, drums. Mat Richards, piano, Tom Pasquarelli, bass, pop, jazz, standards, dance, Mezzo Ultra Lounge, 393 Charles St. Providence, 331-3000, mezzoprovidence.com, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Joe Esposito, sax, Jeff Cashen, guitar, Dave Landon, bass, jazz, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: The Cartells, jazz, swing, Motown, R&B, rock, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, show 7:30 pm. 

Larry Brown’s Swinglane Orchestra, w/Don Chilton, trumpet, jazz, swing, standards, The Parlor, 200 Broadway, Newport, 848-9081, parlornewport.com, 8-10 pm

Johnny Blue Horn, blues, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, www.vintagerhythmandbluesensemble.com 8-10:30 pm

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

The Funky Autocrats, The Parlour Music & Food, 1119 North Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com, 9 pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

19th Annual Jazz For Kids: Tish Adams, vocals, Dennis Cooke, Yvonne Monnett, piano, Rick Wells, drums, kids join in songs they know in a jazz setting and some old standards, refreshments, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 p.m.

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

Steven Palumbo: solo vocals, Siena, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. stevenpalumbo.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Thursday Night Social: Seasoned Wood, tight vocal harmonies mixed with guitar, bass & harmonica,

Opening – Cross Rhode Blues, traditional two man blues, Rhody style! The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 824-9971, pumphousemusicworks.com. 7-10 pm

FirstWorks presents American Rhapsody, The Gershwin Songbook: Michael Andrew, vocalist, 17 piece Gershwin Big Band, jazz, ragtime, swing, The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. Reservations at first-works.org, 421-ARTS, thevetsri.com. 7:30 p.m. (Pre-show JumpStart performances by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Jazz Sextet and Providence Swings dancers! Starting at 6:30 PM in the lobby - come swing with us!)

Swingin’ Jazz Night: TBA, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 7:30 - 10 p.m.

Jackie Collins: tribute to Diana Ross, The Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. 

(SOLD OUT) Low Anthem, new album release, “The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea,” The Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. columbustheatre.com. doors, 8 p.m; show 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBUARY 23

Steve Burke, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 12 - 3 p.m. 

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

The Horse-Eyed Men, Noah & Dylan Harley, “disgruntled Americana and country,” Opening, Cowboy and Lady, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 824-9971, pumphousemusicworks.com. 7-10:30 pm 

Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet: jazz, Linden Place, 500 Hope St., reservation, 253-0390, lindenplace.org. Linden Place members. 7:30 p.m.

Joe Moss (guitar) Band, Chicago blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m 

Slambovian Circus of Dreams, “surreal Americana,” Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-4000, theodeum.org. doors,7pm, show, 8 p.m.

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party — The Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper Tribute: Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com, 8 p.m.

Wooly Mammoth w/Gray Hallberg, guitar, Mike LaChance, bass, Toby Halsey,guitar, Jason Hartley, drums, Scott Perry, keys, blues, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

George Burton (piano) Quintet, feat./Tim Warfield, sax, Jason Palmer, trumpet, Pablo Menares, bass, Wayne Smith, Jr., drums, jazz, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

Idle Minds, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm-12:30 am.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

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

Jennifer Hammond, Senior Voice Recital. Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 5:00pm to 6:30pm

February Open Mic/Potluck: The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 824-9971, pumphousemusicworks.com. 5:30-11 pm

Joel Caputo, Senior Saxophone Recital. Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 7:30pm to 9pm 

URI Concert Band 1, Brian Cardany, director, an eclectic program of wind band repertoire. Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 8-10 pm

Greg Abate (sax, flute) Quartet, w/Dave Zinno, bass, Matt Dechamplain, piano, Gary Johnson, drums, jazz, The Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. courthousearts.org. 8-10:30 pm.

SIMO w/JD Simo, guitar, vocals, Adam Abrashoff, drums, Elad Shapiro, bass, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m 

Calamari Brothers: swing, oldies, Stillwater Tavern, 280 George Washington Highway, Smithfield. 232-0300. 8-11 pm

The CarLeans w/Jim Carpenter, guitar, vocals, Sarah MacLeans, guitar, vocals, Corina Malbaum, bass, vocals, Americana, folk, pop, blues Cajun, Opening: The Hoolios, Gulf, Americana, Texas folk, Zydeco, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors 7 pm, show 8 pm.

New York Mandolin Ensemble and the L’esperance Mandolin Ensemble: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. riverfolk.org. 8 p.m.

Ricky Ford (tenor sax) Quartet, feat./John Kordalewski, piano, Jerome Harris, bass, Barry Altschul, drums, jazz, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue: jazz, The Strand, 79 Washington St., Providence. thestrandri.com. 9 p.m.

Rumors, pop, Newport Grand Casino, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Highway. 849-5000. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Take It To The Bridge, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm-12:30 am.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

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

Jazz Sundays: Winiker Jazz Trio, Bistro Duet, 190 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA, 781-316-8808, bistroduet.com, 11 am – 2:30 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.  

Erika Van Pelt Vagabond Blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 1-4 pm

Lisa y Josue: guitar duo, Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. bit.ly/2EOTYvZ. 2 p.m.

Tish Adams (vocals) Quintet, w/Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Eric Hastings, bass, Dave Murray, sax, jazz, blues, standards, Revolution Lounge, Plainridge Casino, 301 Washington St. Plainville, MA, 844-327-4347. plainridgeparkcasino.com/entertainment. 3-7 pm. 

Mac Chupcalla Jazz Series: w/Greg Abate, Matt DeChamplain, Alan Bernstein and Mike Coffey: jazz, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570. 3-7 p.m.

Jazz Trio w/Ian Quinton Banno, bass, Jon Sundstrom, drums, James Winner, sax, standards, jazz, funk, Sam’s Inn, 2227 West Shore Rd., Warwick, 737-6073, samsinnri.com/new-events/, 4-8pm.

American Band, Brian Cardany, director, one of the finest and longest extant bands in the US, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 8-10 pm

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

The Groove Merchants, 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, FEBRUARY 27

URI Jazz Combos 1, Joseph Parillo, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 7:30 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

Jazz Masterclass: Mike Tomara, jazz saxophone, Director of the Jazz Studies Program, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, seventeen years as a member of the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, in Washington DC, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 3-5 pm

URI Jazz Big Band, Joseph Parillo, director, For 40 years fostering some of URI's most talented music students, won the first prize at MIT's New England Intercollegiate Jazz Festival, has appeared at New York City's Lincoln Center Spring Concert Series, and 5 consecutive rave performances at the Newport Jazz Festival, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 8-10 pm 


posted by Bill Melone, 02/19/18