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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 4/27/2015 TO 5/4/2015

(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, APRIL 27

Film Series - Mighty Music Bios: Moderated by Dave Lussier – “Backbeat” dramatization of the Beatles’ Hamburg phase, 100 minutes, Rated R, Aditorium, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, 5:30 - 8 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

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

Chamber Wind and Brass Groups, Kelli O’Connor & Jaime Thorne, coordinators, instrumental groups of 2-10, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 7:30 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, APRIL 28

The Larry Pearlman Duo, Dixieland jazz, EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565, epochsl.com. 2 pm. Free. Reservations requested.

Mibbit Threats, Paul Alexander Williams, Jhony Keys and Zeffro Gianetti, jazz, Mount Pleasant Branch Library, 315 Academy Ave., Providence. 272-0106. 7-8:30 pm.

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

Jazz Tuesdays:  Barcode Trio, jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

University Chorus Concert, Audrey Cardany, director, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 8 pm

WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 29

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

Marlene VerPlank, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7 - 9:30 pm  

Lively Experiment, Mary Conley, director, elite student chamber vocal group, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 7:30 pm

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

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Superchief Trio, swing, NOLA, R&B, jump blues, boogie woogie, 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.  

Patrice William (vocals) Celebrating Ella, w/Sean Jones, trumpet, Mark Shilansky, piano, Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass, Ron Savage, drums, standards, jazz, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

University Of Rhode Island Music Student Award Ceremony, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 5 pm

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

Todne and the Hi Tex: Todne Texeira, vocals, Rich Latailli, sax, Bob Zuck & Chris Brooks, guitars, John DeBossu, bass, “The Great American Songbook,” jazz, standards, Grand Hall, 1st floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 6:30 – 8:15 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic) 

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.  

Mehmet Ali Sanlkol (piano/composer) & Whatsnext, world, Turkish, jazz, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

Community Care Alliance Awards (call Wendy Pires 235-7245) Love Dogs, jump blues, dance, R&B, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

Earl Klugh, guitar, contemporary jazz, standards, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Friday) 

Twiddle and Relative Souls, jazz, classical, bluegrass, reggae and funk, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 9 pm, all ages. 

FRIDAY,  MAY 1

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

Marlene VerPlank, vocals, Steve Heck, piano/vocals, Bronek Suchanek, bass, jazz, standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Nick Sanfilippo, 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.

Cory Pesaturo, jazz accordian, Greg Takemoto, guitar, Alex Chapman, drums, and Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, swing, standards, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St.  

Mike Stern, electric guitar, Randy Brecker, trumpet, Anthony Jackson, bass, Dennis Chambers, drums, contemporary jazz , Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 & 10 pm. (also Saturday)

Debra Mann (vocals/piano) Group, play the music of Joni Mitchell, jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

Rick DiRocco, jazz, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 8-11 pm.

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

Sugar, disco, funk, R&B, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 pm.  

Earl Klugh, guitar, contemporary jazz, ballads, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Thursday)

Steve Smith and the Nakeds, R&B, rock, Grand Hall, 1st. floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 8:30 – 11:59 pm , adults 18+ (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic) 

Paulette McWilliams (vocals) Quartet, feat./Nat Adderley, Jr, piano, Don Braden, sax, Kenny Davis, bass, Vince Ector, drums, jazz, standards, 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. 

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, jazz and pop, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, 79 Washington St., Providence. 331 -5876, lupos.com. 9 pm. reservations. All ages.

SATURDAY,  MAY 2

Clay Nordhill, senior recital, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 11 am

(first show of the season) Marlene VerPlanck, vocals, Tim Ray, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

Michael Grenier, sax, Junior recital, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 1 pm

Manuel Morales, trumpet, Junior recital, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 2 pm

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.

Lois Vaughan, 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.  

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

Mike Stern, electric guitar, Randy Brecker, trumpet, Anthony Jackson, bass, Dennis Chambers, drums, contemporary jazz , Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 & 10 pm. (also Friday)

The Brown University Jazz Band directed by Matthew McGarrell, Brown University, Grant Recital Hall, Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue, Providence. 8 pm.

URI Concert Choir, Mark Conley, director, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, 8 pm

Fat City Band, blues, dance, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

Richard Nader's Doo Wop and Rock and Roll All Stars, The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787, TheVetsRI.com. Shirley Alston Reeves, The Legendary Teenagers, Jay Siegal's Tokens, The Charlie Thomas Drifters, Tommy Mara and the Crests and Reminisce, doo wopp and oldies. 8 pm. 

Pure Prairie League, country rock, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 pm. Resevations can includes dinner. 

Gypsy Star, world, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272, riverfolk.org. 8 pm. 

Earl Klugh, guitar, contemporary jazz, ballads, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm

Delta Generators, roots, funky soul, blues, Americana, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm

Tivon Pennicott (sax) Sound Quartet, w/Matt Battaglia, piano, Spence Murphy, bass, Kenneth Salters, drums, jazz, standards, 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 3

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.  

Margaret Ferri, Gary Fish, Louie Leeman, Matt Borillo, Chuck Williams, The Rukus Bros., Johnny Bothelo and Mark Greenbaum, country, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 1-5 pm. $10; Benefit for veterans seeking services at the VA Medical Center. 2nd Annual Music for Vets Concert.

Family Learning Sunday: “Honoring the Earth & Each Other” music w/Chistopher Kavi Carbone, Meeting Room (3rd. floor,) Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 2 - 3 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

Shady Rill, French Canadian, tin pan alley and country, Chepachet Meeting House, Chepachet Baptist Church, 1213 Putnam Pike (Route 44), Chepachet. chepachetbaptist.org. 2:30 pm. Donations.

ABC Trio, w/guest TBA, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, 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 Beauty Of My Music, a narrated concert, w/Dr. Clarice LaVern Thompson, Becky Bass, Paul A. Williams, Lon Plynton, bass, Jared Williams, drums, Grand Hall, 1st floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 6 – 8 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

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.  

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

MONDAY, MAY 4

The History of Vaudeville by Lloyd Kaplan, reeds, professor at CCRI, Meeting Room, 3rd. floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 6:30 – 8:15 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

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.

COMING UP 

TUESDAY, MAY 5

Pink Martini, pop, The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787, www.vmari.com/events. 7:30 pm.

Brown Students Applied Music Program Jazz Recital, Brown University, Fulton Rehearsal Hall, Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue, Providence. 8 pm.

Brown Students Jazz Combos, Brown University, Grant Recital Hall, Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue, Providence. 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.”

       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, 04/27/15