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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 4/14 TO 4/21/2014

(note: some gigs may have been changed or canceled; check with venue to confirm)

PLEASE CONTACT jazz@wriu.org with any corrections or additions

MONDAY, APRIL 14

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.

(Special Opener: Providence College Jazz Ensemble, 8pm) John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm, $ 

TUESDAY APRIL 15

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.

URI Jazz Combos, Joe Parillo, Coordinator, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 7:30 pm, $$, discount for students.

Mark Markrush, rock and blues jam, Greenwich Hotel, 162 Main St., East Greenwich. 884-4200. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 16

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sara Barker, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragasett, 782-2597, www.thetowers.com/events, 6 pm: waltz, 7 pm: rumba, 8: tango, $$

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

RIC Jazz Combos, Greg Abate, director, Forman Theater, RIC, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Providence, www.ric.edu/mtd/calendar.php 7 pm, free

Amy Larkin and Max Cohen, folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. Caller: Linda Leslie. 7-10 pm. $; family and children discounts.

The South American Salvation Army Brass Band and Pawtucket Schools Music Students, Visitors Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket. 723-9533, salvationarmyri.org. 7 pm. $, discounts for students and seniors

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

Aaron Diehl, piano, jazz, Roger Williams University, Global Heritage Hall, 1 Old Ferry Rd., Bristtol. 254-3154. 7:30 pm. Free.

Let’s Dance Wednesday: 16 Tons feat./Tiger Marton (of the Shiny Lapel Trio), honky tonk, country, punk rock, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, free dance lessons, 7 pm, Music 7:30 – 10 pm,

Jody Ebling, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm

THURSDAY,  APRIL 17

Diane Blue and Her 8-Piece Band, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 6 pm. $$, (NRI Community Champions Music Series)

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

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

Mark T. Small and Danielle Miraglia, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

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

Ron 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.

Steve Burke, jazz, Marchetti’s Restaurant, 1463 Park Ave, Cranston, 943-7649, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. 

Krisanthi Pappas, vocals, Kent Hewitt, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, pop, 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.

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

Chantal Ambroise, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, Vinny Pagano, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, Aspire Rest., Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:30pm, no cover, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance.

Neil Letendre and Michael Rollins, jazz, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 8 pm.

Debbie Davies, blues/rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$

Simon Townshend, singer/guitar, Bob Kendal, opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount

Kerri Powers and the Porch Party Mamas, folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm, doors open at 7:30, $$ advanced purchase discount

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

Benny Greene (piano) Trio, 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,  $$$$ 

Bruce Smith, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

Santa Mamba, Latin roots rock, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, free Salsa lessons 8:30 pm, show starts 9 pm. $

Becky Chase, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am, no cover 

SATURDAY,  APRIL 19

Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4-6 pm. 

Steve Burke, jazz, Marchetti’s Restaurant, 1463 Park Ave., Cranston. 943-7649, marchettis.com. 5:30-8:30 pm.

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

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

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

Miss Wensday, blues and jazz, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 7 pm.

Mike G and Two Man Groove, smooth jazz, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 7:30-10:30 pm. No cover.

Grace Kelly, sax, and Friends, jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$$

Marcus Strickland (saxes) Quartet w/David Bryant, piano, Ben Williams, bass, E.J. Strickland, drums, 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,  $$$

Jonah Smith, singer/songwriter, soul, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, 8 pm, $$ advance purchase discount

Alejandro Escovedo, singer/songwriter rock, Amy Cooks, opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

Joanne Lurgio and The Rafters, folk, pop and blues, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm. BYO drinks and food, Doors open 7:30 pm,  $$ advanced purchase discount.

Los Gatos w/John Monlos, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8 pm – 12m ,

The Budos Band, Afro-soul, Fête, 103 Dike St., Providence. 383-1112, fetemusic.com. 9 pm. $$; $$$$ reserved. All ages.

Steve Smith and The Nakeds, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am, no cover

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

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.

Mike Crandall Band, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 1 – 4 pm, no cover

ABC Trio with Dennis Cook, sax, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Artie Cabral, drums, jazz, swing, standards, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Steve Cass, 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, APRIL 21

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, $ 

COMMING UP

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

URI Big Band, Jared Sims, director, Jazz Ensemble, Dave Zinno, director, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 8 pm, $$, discount for students.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Carol Sloane, w/Mike Renzi, piano, Gray Sargent, guitar, Marshall Woods, bass, Jim Gwinn, drums, jazz, ballads, Providence Marriott, 1 Orms St., Providence. Reservations: Al DeAndrade 724-2720 or John Worsley 728-7707 or at the door, 4-7 pm, $$


posted by Bill Melone, 04/14/14