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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 2/1/2016 TO 2/8/2016

(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, FEBRUARY 1

Greg Abate, Jazz Master Class, four Mondays – 2/1, 8, 22, 29, Auditorium,, 3rd floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, http://www.provlib.org/events/portals-jazz-master-class-greg-abate, site for reservation as space limited. 2/22 class is how to create play lists with Tech Instructor Don Gregory, 6:30 – 8 pm

Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, The Airport Grill, 1569 Airport Rd., New Bedford, MA (508) 994 7455, 8 – 10 pm.

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

(New Venue) John Allmark Big Band, 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,  FEBUARY 2

Paul Del Nero, bass, w/Steve De Conti, guitar, 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.  

Steve Burke, jazz, Habanos Cigar Lounge, 1438 Newport Ave. Pawtucket. 729-5620, www.habanosri.com, 8-11 pm.

WEDNESDAY, FEBUARY 3

Steve Burke, jazz, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille, 970 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. 349-4979. 6-9 p.m.

Kirk Feather, sax, Kent Hewitt, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, ,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, 7-9:30 pm 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays, The Mystic Horns, swing, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. Doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30-10 pm.

Ricky “King” Russell, blues, The Stadium Pub & Lounge, Park Ave, Cranston, 943-0202, 7:30 -10:30 pm

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

Alan Bernstein (bass) Trio, Rich Hundley, piano, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, The Tavern On Broadway, 16 Broadway, Newport, 619-5675, www.thetavernonbroadway.com, 8 – 11 pm.

Mark Taber sweet spot piano bar, Broadway and standards, Local 121, The Taproom, 121 Washington St., Providence. 274-2121,  www.local121.com. 8 pm. 

THURSDAY, FEBUARY 4

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

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Cajun, swamp pop and zydeco, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, www.thetowersri.com, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Dance.

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

John’s Swingin’ Quartet, w/John Monllos, guitar, Carl Gerhart, Tom Pasquarlli, Stefan Grffin, , Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport, 847-4971, www.noreys.com/events/ 7:30 – 10:30 pm.

Blackstone Valley High Schools, Jazz Concert, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, www.stadiumtheatre.com, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBUARY 5

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

John & Joan, John Monllos, guitar, Joan 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 and pop, Chapel Grille, 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. 944-4900, www.chapelgrillri.com 7-10 pm.

Leland Baker, sax, Davi Murphy, Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Alex Chapman, drums and Joe Potenza, bass, jazz, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333, www.aspirerestaurant.com, 7:30-11 pm,  valet parking at Mathewson St entrance. (new venue name, also note added Saturday show)

Joe Lewis Walker, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz, Habanos Cigar Lounge, 1438 Newport Ave. Pawtucket. 729-5620, www.habanosri.com, 8-11 pm.

Is This Jazz? Hungry Freaks, The Monteirobots, ITJ’s 4th Annual Show, AS220 Main Stage, 95 Enpire St., Providence, 831-9327,  www.as220.org/calendar/, 8:30 pm – 12 m. 

Manny Morales (trumpet) Quintet w/Ben Marcoux, sax, Clay Nordhill, guitar, Sam Kurzontkowski, bass, Jim Nordhill, drums, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Wakefield, 782-3740, www.oceanmist.net, 9 pm

(note: earlier time) Fat City Band, jump blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

SATURDAY, FEBUARY 6

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

Ginny Conley, vocals, Bill Moretti, piano, Terrazza Restaurant, 645 Douglas Pike (Rt. #7), Smithfield every Sat night in January beginning 1/9/16 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Ken Totushek & Gypsy Nights, Seamus Calligan, Morgan Johnson, Bay Spring Folk, Local Brew Coffehouse, The Bay Spring Community Center, 170 Narragansett Ave, Barrington, www.bsccri.org, doors 6:30 pm, show, 7 pm.

Toni Lynn Washington, vocals, Tony Medeiros, guitar, Bruce Bears, drums Joe Potenzas, bass, jazz, Tarragon Bar at Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333. 7:30-11 p.m. (added night)

Neal Vitullo & the Vipers, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm 

Roomful of Blues, blues and swing, St. Michael's Church, 399 Hope St., Bristol, www.ccsatsm.org, 8 p.m.

Adam Ezra Group,  roots rock, dance, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. Dance lessons 7 pm, music 9 pm.

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

(note: earlier time) Nasty Habits, blues, rock, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

SUNDAY, FEBUARY 7

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.

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

(note: earlier time)  Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave Jamestown 423-2150 www.narragansettcafe.com. 1-4 pm

Roberto Morbioli, guitar blues, The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, 821 -0060, 4 -7 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.  

Mark Tabor, sweet spot piano bar, Broadway and standards, Local 121, The Taproom, 121 Washington St., Providence. 274-2121,  www.local121.com. 7 pm.

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

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, FEBRUARY 11

The Nighlife Orchestra, w/Kim Mchale, vocals, John Monlos, guitar, jazz and swing, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 7 p.m.


posted by Bill Melone, 02/01/16