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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/23/2016 TO 5/30/2016

(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, MAY 23

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

(PREEMPTED BY PREVIOUS BOOKING, RESUMES MAY 30) 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, MAY 24

Spring Cavalcade of Bands, Mike Dutra & The Strictly Sinatra Orch, Tommy Terran Septet, Tommy Rotondo Group – in the ballroom; Diane Carey w/ Mike Renzi, Mary Bogan, Pat Mitchell w/Mike Renzi, Terri Givens, Ida Zecco w/Yvonne Monnett, Ginny Conley & Bill Morretti, w/Dick Lupino – in the foyer, Rhodes On The Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, (off Broad St.) Cranston, reservations, Providence Federation of Musicians, 941-2717, http://promusicri.org/directory.html. The event raises money for the Providence Federation of Musicians, doors open 5:15, music 5:30 – 10:30 pm. 

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

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, MAY 25

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

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Karen Frisk, vocals, Kent Hewitt, piano, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm. 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays, Vince Thompson and the Next Fun Thing, country, swing, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. Doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30-10 pm.

Original Blues DeVille Open Jam: Lou’s Cafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 7:45 p.m.

Roberto Morbioli, blues, Pub on Park, 665 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888,  8 –10:30 pm  (http://www.vintagerhythmandbluesensemble.com/gig-schedule.html)

THURSDAY, MAY 26 

Tish Adams, vocals, Trio, w/Mac Chrupcala, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, jazz, standards, blues, Simone’s, 275 Child St. Warren, 247-1200, www.simonesri.com, 6:30 – 9 pm  

Parlour Jazz Jam feat. Ben Shaw, Nick Sanfilippo, & Ben Dicke. The Parlour, 1119 N Main, Providence. 7-9 pm

Strictly Jazz Series, The Roots Who Dat Trio, w/Mibbett Threats, bass, Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Zeffro Gianetti, drums, Cape Verdean Club, 329 Grosvenor Ave., East Providence, RI, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Swingin’ Jazz Night: BarKode Jazz Trio, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway., Newport. 847-4971, www.noreys.com. 7:30-10:30 p.m 

Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 8 - 10 pm.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

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

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

Al Abbott, pop, swing, jazz, oldies, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4130, 6-9:30 pm

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.

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

The Vini Ames Duo: pop, swing, rock, rhythm and blues and oldies, Savini’s Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St., Woonsocket. 762-5114. 7-10 p.m.

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Mac Odom, vocals, Paul Bouley, keys, Vinny Pagano, drums, jazz, blues, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 7:45-10:45 pm.

Chris Duarte, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart, acoustic pop, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 pm.

Laura Dowding and Sweet Merci with Tyler Seton, pop, rhythm and blues, jazz, folk, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm.

Brass Attack, 9 piece dance band, swing, jump blues, progressive rock, The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, 821 -0060, 9 pm – 12 m.

Mr. Chubb, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

Biscuit City: honky tonk, rock, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Kirk Feather Duo: jazz brunch, Hope Village Kitchen in the Hope Artiste complex, 999 Main St., Pawtucket. 11:30 am-2:30 pm.

Jazz Tastings: Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Isabel Stover, vocals, Pamela Hines, piano, Rick Wells, drums, pop, standards, 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. 

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

Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti: jazz, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 233-3223. 6-9 p.m. (NB earlier summer time & move to outside patio) 

Bob Mainelli (vocals) Trio w/John Badessa, drums, jazz, Music Man Cafe, 1565 Plainfield Pike, Johnston. 270-5336. 7-10 p.m. 

Chris Jason: tribute to Frank Sinatra, Continental Restaurant, 332 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 7-10 p.m. Call 233-1800 for reservations. 

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

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Willie J. Laws, vocals, guitar, Bruce Mattson, keys, Tom Petteruti, drums, blues, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 7:45-10:45 pm.

Jimmy Capone, blues, R&B, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Rick Russell and the Cadillac Horns, jump blues, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 p.m.

Steve Burke: jazz, Hill and Harbor Cigar Lounge, 564 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-0111, hillandharborcigarlounge.com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Detroit Breakdown, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

SUNDAY, May 29

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.

Kirk Feather Duo: jazz brunch, Hope Village Kitchen in the Hope Artiste complex, 999 Main St., Pawtucket. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

(SUMMER TIME CHANGE) Travis Colby Band, blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave Jamestown 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 4-7 pm  

Soul & Blues Sunday Ricky “King” Russell, blues, The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, 821 -0060, 5 -8 pm.

Wolfie and the Jam Daddies, blues jam, Boundary Brewhouse at Corinne's Seafood Grille, 1593 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. 725-4260, www.corinnesbanquets.com, 5-9 pm. 

Sugar with Glenn Kendzia: pop, rock, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 7 p.m.-midnight. Benefit and concert celebrating Colonial Theatre's 25th anniversary Shakespeare in the Park. 

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

(Added Memorial Day Weekend Show) The Smokin’ Toads, blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave Jamestown 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 4-7 pm

MONDAY, MAY 30

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

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:  

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

Greg Abate & Richie Cole, saxs, Tim Ray, piano, John Lockwood, bass, Mark Walker, drums, jazz, bop, Whaling City Sounds celebrate the late Phil Woods and their live recording Kindred Spirits of Greg and Phil at Chans, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open, 7 pm, 8 pm.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

Marcia Ball, singer, piano player, four time GRAMMY nominee, blues, originals, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open, 7 pm, show, 8 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.”


posted by Bill Melone, 05/23/16