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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 2/23/2015 TO 3/2/2015

(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,  FEB. 23

The Larry Pearlman Duo, Dixieland jazz, EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565, epochsl.com. 3 pm. space limited.

The Groove Merchants, easy listening, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 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, FEB. 24

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7 – 10:30 pm.

Alan Bernstein Trio w/Rich Hundley, piano, Al Bernstein, bass,  Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

(see note at bottom) Dr. John and the Night Trippers, blues, NOLA, zydeco, jazz, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Tigran Hamasyan, piano, jazz, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY,  FEB. 25

Mary Andrews, piano/vocals, Pat Cardeiro, guitar/vocals, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Jeff Fountain, drums, pop, oldies, 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

Lets Dance Wednesdays: The Cartells, jazz, swing, Motown, R&B, 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. 

Fred Hersch (piano) Trio, w/ John Herbert, bass, Eric McPherson, drums, New CD Tour, “Floating,” jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

THURSDAY, FEB. 26  

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.  

(SOLD OUT) Tab Benoit, swamp/soul/Chicago Blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

The Persuasions, a cappella, dowop, blues, soul, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

Eric Bibb, guitar, blues, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 8 pm

FRIDAY,  FEB. 27

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

Sharon Zeffiro, vocals, Pat Cardeiro, guitar/vocals, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, pop, standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Ron Sanfilippo, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm.

Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Waterplace Restaurant, 1 Finance Way, Providence. 272-1040. 6:30-9:30 pm.  

Steve Burke, jazz, East Side Checker Club, 579 Benefit St., Pawtucket. 726-9266. 7-10 pm.

Kimber-Lee Jacobsen and Paul Bouley, jazz and pop, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 7:30-10:30 pm.

Shiny Lapel Trio, blues, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

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

Ted Casher & Dennis Cook, saxes, Chris Taylor, keyboard, Gary Johnson, drums, and Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, blues, Aspire Rest., Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance.

Dan Moretti (sax) & The Hammond Boys w/Dave Limina, Hammond organ, Lorne Entress, drums, Jesse Williams, basses, jazz, soul, blues, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 pm. (doors open 7 pm, BYOB & BYOFood)

ABC Trio w/guest, vocalist, Mac Chrupcala, piano, Al Bernstein, bass, and Mike Coffee, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8-12 pm. 

Roomful Of Blues, jump blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 &10 pm. 

Steve Buke, jazz, pop, On th Roch’s 1595 Centerville Rd., West Warwick, 821-3262, 8 = 11 pm.

Allan Harris, vocal/guitar, New CD “Black Bar Jukebox, jazz, standards, blues, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10pm

DRKWAV, feat/John Medeski, keyboards, Skerik, sax, Adam Deitch, keboard/sequencer, jazz fusion, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm

E. J. Strickland (drums/compositions) Quartet, CD release “The Undying Spirit” w/Jaleel Shaw, alto sax, Marcus Strickland, tenor/soprano saxes, Luis Perdomo, piano, Linda Oh, 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.

SATURDAY,  FEB. 28

Jazz Jam: house band feat./Manuel Morales, trumpet, musicians welcomed to sit in, Hosted by Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 383 Old North Road, Kingston, 2 to 4 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.

Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Elizabeth of Portofino, 897 Post Rd., Warwick. 461-8920. 6:30-9:30 pm.  

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz, 300 North Restaurant, 3009 Tower Hill Rd., Saunderstown. 789-4200, threehundrednorth.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.

The Larry Pearlman Jazz Trio, jazz and standards, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7:30 - 10:30 pm.

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 231-9820. 7:30-11 pm.

Fellswater w/Chris & Duane Myers, Celtic, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm. (doors open 7:30 pm, BYOB & BYOFood)

(see note at bottom) Greg Brown, singer/songwriter, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Shawnn Monteiro, Italian Tour Return & new CD “To Carmen With Love” w/Mike Renzi, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Steve Langone, drums, jazz, standards, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm 

’70s Soul Jam, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. (off Route 2), Mashantucket, Conn. (800) 200-2882, foxwoods.com. The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites, The Manhattans, The Dramatics, The Delfonics, Bloodstone and Heatwave, soul and rhythm and blues. 8 pm.

Michel Camilo, piano, jazz, Latin, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm 

(SOLD OUT) Bettye Lavette, jump blues, soul, R&B, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 8 pm

SATURDAY,  FEB. 28 (cont.)

Rick Russel and The Cadillac Horns, blues, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

Ben Wolfe (bass) Quartet w/Donald Edwards, drums, Stacy Dillard, Sax, Orrin Evans, piano. CD release: “The Whisperer,” 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,  MARCH 1

Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 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 w/Dino Govoni, sax, Greg Wardson, piano, Al Bernstein, bass,  Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, standards, 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.

Steve Burke, jazz, Garden Zen Restaurant and Bar, 495 Washington St., Coventry. 825-6888, gardenzenri.com. 5-8 pm.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Tony DelSignore, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 354-4420. 6-10 pm.  

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

MONDAY, MARCH 2

John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm. 

The Groove Merchants, easy listening, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 7-10 pm.

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

NOTE FOR NARROWS CENTER: Directions from 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 left on Exit 7 and turn right on Plymouth Ave.  Go just one block and turn right onto Rodman which turns into Columbia (after crossing E. Main St.)  Turn right on Ponte DelGada Blvd. (one block before Rt.138.)  Just past the arches at Ponte DelGada Park, the street name changes to Water St. then just after the Maritime Museum on the right turn right on Anawan St.

       Leaving is much easier as the Exit 5 on ramps are open.  There is a new entrance on Water/Ponte DelGada 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, 02/23/15