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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 10/20 TO 10/27/2014

(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, OCT. 20

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, OCT. 21

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.

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

WEDNESDAY,  OCT. 22

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

Steve Burke, jazz, Continental Restaurant, 332 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 233-1800. 7-10 pm.

Roger Ingram and the University of Rhode Island Big Band directed by Jared Sims, jazz, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 7 pm.

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

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: The Zingerz, swing, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. dance lessons 7 pm. Music 7:30 – 10 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, w/Linda Calise, vocals, Kent hewitt, piano, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm

Julia Zeroulian, vocals, Angelo Xiang Yu, violin, Goran Daskalov, sax & accordion, Fernando Huergo, bass, Grant Smith, percussion, Sarkis Zerounian, piano, world, cabaret, jazz, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 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. 

THURSDAY, OCT. 23

Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5:30 pm.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Capital Grille, 1 Union Station, Providence. 521-5600. 7 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 Albert Cummings Band, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

FRIDAY,  OCT. 24

Steve Burke, jazz, 645, 645 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 232-1645, 7-10 pm.

Lois Vaughan, 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.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Daryl Sherman, vocals, Yvonne Monnet, piano/vocals, jazz, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Nick Sanfilippo, 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.

Harpeth Rising: Jordana Greenburg, violin, lead vocals, Rebecca Reed-Lunn, banjo, percussion, harmony vocals, Maria Di Meglio, cello, percussion, harmony vocals; folk, newgrass, rock, classical, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm BYOB and food.

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

The Superchief Trio and Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, ballads, Aspire Rest., Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:30pm, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance.

Greg Abate (sax/flute) and the Monsters in the Night Band featuring Paul Nagel, piano, Artie Montanaro, vibes, Bill Miele, piano, Mark Walker, drums, jazz, Black Box Theatre, 95 Empire St., Providence. 490-9475. 8 pm.

Body and Soul, rhythm and blues, jazz, soul and funk, Hank’s Down South, 33 State St., Narragansett. 792-9200. 8-11 pm.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue, tribute to The Blues Brothers, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 pm.

Steve Forbert (blues guitar) and His Band, Kami Lyle, keys & trumpet, Joey Spampinato, bass, w/LouCataldo & Tad Price, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Johnny & The East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythm and blues, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Joshua Redman, tenor, CD “Trios Live, ”Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Saturday & Sunday)

Kimberly Johnson and Joe Bouley, jazz and blues, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 8-11 pm.

Chelsea Baratz (sax) Quartet w/Eric Wheeler, bass, Warren Fields, keys, Joe Blaxx, 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

The Robcats, roots, country, rhythm and blues, blues, boogie and Western swing, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm. No cover.

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

SATURDAY,  OCT.  25

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

Lloyd Kaplan’s Aristocats, jazz, William Hall Branch Library, 1825 Broad St., Cranston. 781-2450. 2-3 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.

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.

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

Ken Lyon, Dan Lederer, Chris Brooks, Rich Calitri and Mike Gornstein, blues and jazz, North Gate Toll House, Upstairs Hall, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246), Lincoln. 862-4202. 7 pm.

Jasson Yeager (piano) Trio, w/Danny Weller, bass, Matt Rousseau, drums, and special guests: Jean Caze, trumpet/flugelhorn, Aubrey Johnson, vocals, Noah Preminger, tenor, CD release “Affirmation,” jazz, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm

Daryl Sherman, Greg Abate, Jon Wheatly, Boots Maleson, Dave Sherman and Jeam McKenna O’Donnell, jazz & standards, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St. Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Atlas Grey, soul/rock, Crows Toes, open, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

Francisco Paise (acoustic guitar/vocals) Quintet, w/Ferenc Nemeth, drums, Julian Shore, keyboards, Billy Buss, trumpet, Connor Schultze, bass; jazz, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm,  BYOB & food.

Joshua Redman, tenor, CD “Trios Live, ”Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Friday & Sunday) 

Marianne Solivan (singer) Quartet w/Xavier Davis, piano, Matthew Parrish, bass, Gregory Hutchinson, drums, new CD “Spark,” 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

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

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

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.

Amanda Carr, vocals, Mac Chrupcala, piano, Al Bernstein, bass, and Artie Cabral, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

Diane Blue, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 4-7 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 Vinny Lato, saxes, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 354-4420. 6-10 pm.

Joshua Redman, tenor, CD “Trios Live, ”Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 7 pm (also Friday & Saturday)

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

MONDAY,  OCT. 27

Lloyd Kaplan’s Aristocats, jazz, Barrington Public Library, 281 County Rd., Barrington. 247-1920, barringtonlibrary.org. 7-8 pm. Free.

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,

COMING UP: 

TUESDAY, OCT. 28

Cavalcade of Bands: jazz, swing, pop, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place (off Broad Street) Presented by The Providence Federation of Musicians, Al DeAndrade, Chairman.  In the Ballroom: Mike Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Band, Dan Ferreira & The Meadowlarks w/Billy Couto, Tommy Rotondo Group.  In the Foyer:  The Nomads, Dick Lupino Band w/Mary Andrews, Mac Chrupcala Trio w/Bruce Smith, Kim Marcoux Group, Terri Givins Group, Lloyd Kaplan, & The AristoCats. 5:30 – 10:30 pm, doors open 5:15 pm, tickets and table reservations 941-2717. 



posted by Bill Melone, 10/20/14