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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 3/23/2015 TO 3/30/2015

(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,  MARCH  23

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, MARCH 24

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.

Jazz Tuesdays:  The Alan Berstein Trio, jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

WEDNESDAY,  MARCH  25

Linda Calise, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, 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

Less Dance Wednesdays: Dan Lord and The Big Shots, blues, rock, 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.

Miguel Zenon (alto sax) Quartet w/Luis Perdomo, piano, Hans Glawischnig,bass, Henry Cole, drums, jazz, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm. 

UMD Rick Britto Performance Jam Session Series:  Jim Robitaille (guitar) Quintet w/Dino Govoni, guitar, Nini Ott, piano, Chis Lopes, bass, Chris Poudrier, drums, jazz, (follow by student jam session,) Room 104, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Parking Lot 8, University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth, MA. 8 pm.

Sam Jones, vocals, standards, R&B, originals, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm.  

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, soul, rock and funk, and On the Spot Trio, Afro soul funk, Spot Underground, 101 Richmond St., Providence. 383-7133, thespotunderground.com. 9 pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

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.  

Melissa Aldana (sax) Trio w/Pablo Menares, bass, Francisco Mela, drums, jazz, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, blues/rock guitarist/songwriter/vocalist, New Album, “The Devil You Know,” (Jordan Harmon opens)  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) 

Dan Gabel and the High Society Orchestra feat./Elise Rose vocals, 11 piece hot jazz band, CD Release: “Bussiness in F” – Hot Jazz of the Roaring 20’s, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

The Mac Odom Band, rhythm and blues and Motown, 133 Club, 29 Warren Ave., East Providence. 438-1330, 133club.net. 8:30 pm.

FRIDAY,  MARCH 27

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

Lori Columbo, vocals, Chris Taylor, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, pop, standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

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

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

Mmere Dane Group, jazz, Imperial Room, One Rhodes Place (off Broad St.) Cranston, www.facebook.com/jazRev. 7p-10p. pub menu available

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

Dan Moretti, sax & flute, Steve DeConti, guitar, Joe Anter, drums, and Joe Potenza, basses, blues, jazz, blues, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance.

Kimber-Lee Jacobsen and Joe Bouley, jazz and pop, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 7:30-10:30 pm.

The Either/Orchestra w/TomHalter & Dan Rosenthal, trumpets, Joel Yennior, trombone, Mark Zalesski, Russ Gershon, Charlie Kohlhase, reeds, Gilson Schachnik, piano, Rick McLaughlin, bass, Oscar Suchanek, drums, Vincente Lebron, congas, originals, bop, Latin, funk, world, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, 300 North Restaurant, 3009 Tower Hill Rd., Saunderstown. 789-4200, threehundrednorth.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.

URI 13th Annual Piano Extravaganza: Daniela Roma recital (the Artistic Director of the Cultural Association "Alfonso Rendano", Carolei, Italy and an international touring and recording artist,) Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, www.pianoextravaganza.org, 874-2431, 8pm

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

Debbie Davies, blues & rock, jazz,  CD Release “Love Spin,” Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Eight To The Bar, Motown, swing, boogie woogie, R&B, soul, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.  

Liz Longley, singer/songwriter, (Anthony D’Amato opens)  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)

Chuck Williams and Mike Laureanno, folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm

The Pousette-Dart Band, soft rock, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 pm.

Zach Deputy, jam, funk, soul and Cajun, The Organically Good Trio featuring Paul Wollenstencraft (of Slighty Stoopid), soul jazz, and The Primate Fiasco, psychedelic Dixieland jazz and jam, Spot Underground, 101 Richmond St., Providence. 383-7133, thespotunderground.com. 8:30 pm. 

Kyle Eastwood Band, contemporary/pop 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)

SATURDAY,  MARCH 28

Imagination Movers, children’s music, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 12:30 pm, show at 1 pm. (see note at end of listings)

Jazz Jam: house band feat./Manuel Morales, trumpet, musicians welcomed to sit in, Hosted by Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 383 Old North Road, Kingston, 2 to 4 pm

URI 13th Annual Piano Extravaganza: Adult Amateur Piano Competition and master class by Daniela Roma,  Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, www.pianoextravaganza.org, 874-2431, 2-5 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 Sanfilippo, 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, Gianfranco’s Ristorante and Bar, 183 George Waterman Rd., Johnston. 349 -4838. 7-10 pm.

The Project Flynn Quartet, smooth jazz, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7:30 - 10:30 pm.  

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 231-9820. 7:30-11 pm.

Vinicius Cantuaria (guitar, vocals) Sings Jobim w/his emsemble, Brazilian jazz, bossa, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

URI 13th Annual Piano Extravaganza: URI Department of Music Faculty and Students Concert, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, www.pianoextravaganza.org, 874-2431, 8 pm

The James Montgomery Blues Band, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, bluegrass, Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. 683-5085, commonfencemusic.org. 8 pm. 

Barry Manilow and Dave Koz, pop and jazz, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. (off Route 2), Mashantucket, Conn. (800) 200-2882, foxwoods.com. 8 pm. 

Kyle Eastwood Band, contemporary/pop 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) 

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

Crows Toes, originals, classic blues, R&B, funk, and The New Talks, soulful and groove covers, originals, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 pm.

Fran Curley Quartet, w/special guest Charles Neville, and Doug Woolveton, trumpet,  Dave Chistodolis, bass, Ben Koan, piano, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, www.thefifthri.com, 10 pm

SUNDAY,  MARCH 29

URI 13th Annual Piano Extravaganza: Young Pianists Competition, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, www.pianoextravaganza.org, 874-2431, 10 am to 5 pm

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

Jazz Brunch: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio, vocals, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, www.thefifthri.com, 12 n – 3 pm.

Frank Olean Center Benefit, Atlantic Ave Band, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers, Dan Lord and the Big Shots, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. doors open 12 n, dance workshop, 12:30 pm, music, raffle, silent auction 1 – 5 pm,

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

ABC Trio, w/guest Jeff Galindo, trombone, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey or Artie Cabral, drums, jazz, standards, funk, blues, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

Kat Edmonson, singer, jazz, pop, standards, new CD, “The Pig Picture,” Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 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.

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Garden Zen Restaurant and Bar, 495 Washington St., Coventry. 825-6888, gardenzenri.com. 5-8 pm.

Jazz All-Star Review: Brenda Padula, Greg Abate, Ted Casher, Jim Porcella, Arnie Krakowsky, Frank Padula, Bob Christopherson and Bill Miele, tribute to the Great American Songbook, Benjamin’s Restaurant, 698 Bay St., Taunton. (508) 824-6313. 5:30-8:30 pm.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Jerry Jack, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 354-4420. 6-10 pm.  

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

MONDAY, MARCH 30 

Tish Adams – Another “Lady” Sings the Blues: Songs of Billie “Lady Day” Holiday, w/Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Weaver Memorial Library, 41 Grove St. East Providence, www.eastprovidencelibrary.org, 434-2453, 7 - 8 pm.  (additional parking in lot off Orchard St behind library)

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.

 

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, 03/24/15