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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 8/22/2016 TO 8/29/2016 

(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, AUGUST 22

Mike Dutra (Strictly Sinatra), standards, jazz, Colonel Blakinton Inn, 203 N. Main St. Attleboro, MA, 508-222-6022, www.colblackintoninn.com, 6-9

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds: soul, rock, Tunes on the Dunes at the Westerly Old Town Beach. 365 Atlantic Avenue. 6-8 p.m. In the event of rain, concert will move to the Windjammer, 321 Atlantic Ave. Tunesonthedunesri.com.

Doug Woolverton (trumpet) and the Groove Merchants, w/John Sippell, bass, Jhony Keys, keys, Alex Chapman, drums, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 – 10 pm

Ronnie Sands and Mary Lou Neville: pop and oldies, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 7 p.m.

John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucktet, 729-1005, www.themetri.com, doors open 8 pm, show 9pm

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm-midnight

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

Marty Ballou, bass, w/Chris Taylor, piano, jazz, Roberto’s Italian Restaurant, 450 Hope St., Bristol, 254-9732, www.robertosbristol.com, 6 – 9 pm 

Joy Ride, 203 N. Main St. Attleboro, MA, 508-222-6022, www.colblackintoninn.com, 6-9

Governor’s Own 88th Army Band, Summer concert series at the North Kingstown Town Beach, 10 Beach St., Bring seating. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.  (rain location North Kingstown High School)

Watch Hill Sunset Concert Series: Duke Robillard (guitar, vocals) Band, Watch Hill Village Green, 10 Bay St., Westerly, 6 – 8 pm, bring blanket or chair, donations accepted

Gary Fish: open mic, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7-10 p.m. For more information, email Gary at fishtunes@cox.net.

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

Big City Jazz: house rhythm section Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, invite other local vocalists and instrumentalists, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8 pm.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

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

Mad Gryphon, rock, jazz, folk, funk, Colonel Blakinton Inn, 203 N. Main St. Attleboro, MA, 508-222-6022, www.colblackintoninn.com, 6-9

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

Daryl Sherman, voca;s, Mike Renzi, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm. 

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

Queen Hilma: singer songwriter twins (Andi and Alex,) The Complaints, open, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 West Main Rd, Little Compton. 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com. 6-8:30 p.m. admission per car

Matty B, jazz, pop, Colonel Blakinton Inn, 203 N. Main St. Attleboro, MA, 508-222-6022, www.colblackintoninn.com, 6-9

Tony Cerbo: sings in the style of Michael Bublé and pop, Siena Restaurant, 400 Putnam Pike (Route 44), Smithfield. 349-4111. 6:30 p.m.

Tish Adams (vocals) Trio w/Scott Free, guitar, Barry Smith, bass, jazz, standards, blues, Simone’s, 275 Child St. Warren, 247-1200, www.simonesri.com, 6:30 – 9 pm  

Not for Nuthin, rock, West Greenwich Summer Concerts, 280 Victory Hwy, Pavilion behind Town Hall. 6:30 p.m.

The Revelers: Cajun, swamp pop, dance floor, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, thetowersri.com. 7-10 p.m.

Barkode Jazz Trio: Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8 p.m.

Ravens w/Doug Woolverton, Reggae, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Gay Barbosa, originals, Colonel Blakinton Inn, 203 N. Main St. Attleboro, MA, 508-222-6022, www.colblackintoninn.com, 7-10

John & Joanne, John Monllos, guitar, Joanne Rodino, vocals, jazz, standards, Jo’s Bistro, 24 Memorial Boulevard West, Newport, 847-5506, www.josamericanbistro.com, 7 – 10 pm.

Milt Javery: jazz and R&B, Two Ten Oyster Bar and Grill, 210 Salt Pond Rd., Wakefield. 782-0100. 7 p.m.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble, jazz and pop, Chapel Grille, 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. 944-4900, www.chapelgrillri.com 7-10 pm.

Blackstone River Revival: The Rad Trads, jazz, R&B, blues, rock, 7-8:30 p.m. Roomful of Blues: blues, R&B, jazz, 9-11 p.m. Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket. Call 728-0500, ext. 430, or visit pawtucketartsfestival.org/events.

My Friends: tribute to Phish, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com.. 7:30 p.m.

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends wGreg Abate, alto sax, Ted Casher, tenor sax, Gary Johnson, drums, Stephen Page, piano, jazz, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 7:45-10:45 pm.

Rickie Lee Jones, rock, pop, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m. (doors open at 7pm)

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Irish Music Festival: Murphy’s Law Irish Pub, 2 George St., Pawtucket. 724-5522, murphyslawri.com. Entertainment: Garda, Sean Connell, Mossie and the Boston Irish, Donnelly and Carmichael, the Auld Locals, and the Band Ireland. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Music follows 5K race at 10 a.m. For information call Murphy's Law at 724-5522.

Daryl Sherman, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, A;an Bernstein, bass, Rick Wells, drums: jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 p.m.

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

Tony Cerbo: sings in the style of Michael Buble, standards & pop, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 233-3223. 6-9 p.m.

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, pop, Sam’s Inn, 2227 West Shore Rd., Warwick, 737-6073, 6 – 10 pm.

Jazz Set, jazz, Colonel Blakinton Inn, 203 N. Main St. Attleboro, MA, 508-222-6022, www.colblackintoninn.com, 7-10

Vince Carman (vocals, piano) Trio, w/Bob Sagnella, sax, John Badessa, drums, jazz, srandards, Music Man Cafe, 1565 Plainfield Pike, Johnston. 270-5336. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Calamari Brothers: swing, Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 231-9820. 7:30-11 p.m., Benefit for Elks charities.

Sugar Blue, Chicgo blues harmonica, release part for “Voyage,” Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m. (switched from 8/27)

Gary Backstrom and Rhythm of the Saints: a tribute to Paul Simon, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. Handicapped accessible. 8 p.m.

What’s Happening Band: Ben Marcoux, Leland Baker, tenor saxes, Noah Barker, keyboard, Alex Tremblay, bass, Mike Comacho, drums, Firehouse 13, 41 Central St. Providence, 9pm – 12m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

S.A.M. Fest: Featuring Jesse Dee, James Montgomery Band, Troy Gonyea: Hodgson Rotary Park at Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 728-0500; visit slatermill.org. Tented stage and dance floor. See Aug. 27 for more information.

Jazz Brunch, Joe Potenza Trio, Massimo, 134 Atwells Ave, Providence, 273-0650, massimori.com, 12n – 3 pm.

Third Annual Providence Folk Festival: noon-6-p.m., Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main St., Providence. Music festival featuring folk, acoustic and singer-songwriter acts on two stages including the Jen Chapin Trio; Abby Gardner (of Red Molly), Dan Lilley and the Keepers with Amy Bedard; Marc Douglas Berardo Band and Seatrail; Horse-Eyed Men; Alec Redfearn; Rebirth; Warbler's Roost; Cardboard Ox; Jacob Haller; Lisa Couto; Johnstone and Walcoff; Terry Kitchen; Dave Provost; Elad Vilk; Allison Giuliano, Kristen Graves. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain date: Sept. 11. For more information visit hearinrhodeisland.com.

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

Bernardo Hernandez (guitar) Latin Jazz Quartet, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 West Main Rd, Little Compton. 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com. 1-4 p.m.

Eighth Annual RI R&B Heritage Month Celebration starring Soul Unit: The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. All ages. bluespreservationsociety.org. 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Gray Sargent (guitar) Quintet, w/Marshall Wood, bass, Arnie Krakowski, tenor sax, Jeff Stout, trumpet, Jim Gwin, drums, jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m.

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 29

Dave Sherman's Hot Jazz Party: Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 7 p.m.

Doug Woolverton (trumpet) and the Groove Merchants, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm  

Ronnie Sands and Mary Lou Neville, pop and oldies, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 7 p.m.

John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucktet, 729-1005, www.themetri.com, doors open 8 pm, show 9pm

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm-midnight

COMING UP

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet: at Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell's Lane, Middletown, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. open to the public. In case or rain, concert will take place indoors. Call 847-3912 or visit sweetberryfarmri.com.

The Providence Federation of Musicians: annual Summer Dance, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, Dancing and bands including the Al Marano Group, Tommy Terran Septet, Mike Dutra's "Strictly Sinatra" Band, the Vince Carmen Group, the Kim Marcoux Group, the Ginny Conley Group, and the Jim Porcella Group. For information and reservations, call 941-2717. Visit ProMusicRI.org. 6-10 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Joe Potenza (bass) and Tish Adams, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, jazz, standards, blues, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 7:45-10:45 pm. 


posted by Bill Melone, 08/22/16