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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/25/2015 TO 6/1/2015

(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, MAY 25

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, Newport, www.barandkitchennewport.com 848-9081, 7 – 10 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, MAY 26

Alan Bernstein Trio, jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

Miss Wensday, ballads, blues, vaudeville, Magdalenae Room, Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain St. Providence, 7:30 pm.

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8 pm.

Mmere Dane and Dave Zinno, jazz, AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence. 831-9327, as220.org. 9 pm. All ages.

WEDNESDAY,  MAY 27

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm.  

Linda Calise, vocals, Gregg 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

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Dan Lord & 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.   

Joey Alexander, piano, child prodigy from Bali, CD release, “My Favorite Things,” jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm 

THURSDAY, MAY 28 

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 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.  

Samatha Fish, Black Wind Howlin’ Tour, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm. (8 pm SOLD OUT)

The Jeff Austin Band, bluegrass, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.  (see note at end of listings)

FRIDAY,  MAY 29

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

Joe Godfrey, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 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.

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

Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals/harmonica, Bruce Bears, guitar, Tom Ferraro, piano, Mark Teixeira, drums, and Joe Potenza, basses, 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.  

Eight to the Bar, swing, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, soul and Motown, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

(SOLD OUT) Samatha Fish, Black Wind Howlin’ Tour, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com (see Thursday)

Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm 

Benny Sharoni (sax) Quartet, CD release, “Slant Signature,” 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. 

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

SATURDAY,  MAY 30

Ginny Conley, vocals, Bill Moretti, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, pop, oldies, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

Coastline Show Chorus, Wake the Neighbors, Sounderella, Tempo Tantrum, Flyin' High, barbershop, and Aoife Clancy, folk, Ocean State Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. 921-6800, oceanstatetheatre.org. 2 pm. 

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble, Demetri’s Function Facility, 2 Washington St., Foxboro. (508) 668-7200, demetrisfunctions.com. 5:30 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.

Joe Godfrey, 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.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Mamma Mia’s, 93 Careswell St., Marshfield, Mass. (781) 834-3050. 6:30-9:30 pm.  

The Jan Schmidt Trio, jazz, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.  

Joe Doyle, The Mann Sisters, Gary Foisy, Earl Faria and Gary France, rock and folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 pm.

Chan's Big Blues Bash: Jimmy "2 Suits" Capone and the All Star Chan Clan Band featuring Eddie Scheer, Big Jack Ward, Johnny Juxo, Randy Bramwell, Mario Perrett and Bobby Holfelder, blues and rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

John Ford Coley, folk rock, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 pm.

Catherine Russel vocals, CD release “Bring It Back,” Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm.

Clarence Penn (drums) and Penn Station w/Ben Wendel, sax, Shai Maestro, piano, Yasushi Nakamura, bass, 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.

SUNDAY,  MAY 31

Al Abbott, jazz brunch, 300 North Restaurant, 3009 Tower Hill Rd., Saunderstown. 789-4200, threehundrednorth.com. 10 am-2 pm.

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, guest TBA, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 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 Tony DelSignore, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North P, rovidence. 354-4420. 7-11 pm. 

Miss Wensday, ballads, blues, vaudeville, Magdalenae Room, Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain St. Providence, 7:30 pm.

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

MONDAY, JUNE 1 

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Hope Restaurant & Bar, 10 Broadway, Newport, www.hopenewport.com 849-6676, 7 – 10 pm.

Michael Dutra, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Robert Black, tribute to Elvis Presley, Steve Palumbo, tribute to Dean Martin, and LuAnn Dutra, tribute to Marilyn Monroe, Tomatoes, Heritage Park Plaza, Route 130, Sandwich, Mass. (508) 888-6008. 7 pm. tickets include dinner and show.

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: 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

The Debra Mann Quintet featuring Dino Govoni, Steve DeConti, Dave Zinno and Marty Richards, tribute to Joni Mitchell, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7 pm. 

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, 05/25/15