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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 9/29 TO 10/6/2014

(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, SEPT. 29

Ronnie Sands and Company, pop and oldies, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-9 pm.

The Fifth Element House Band featuring John Sippell, Alex Chapman, Nick Sanfilippo and Doug Woolverton, pop, funk, rhythm and blues, soul and easy listening,, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 7:30-10:30 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, SEPT. 30

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.

Jonathan Gaines, trumpet, vocals, w/NE Conservatory musicians, jazz, Sculler’s, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

Tedesco, jazz and pop, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  OCT. 1

Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5:30 pm.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm.

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

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Mystic Horns, blues and rhythm and blues, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. dance lessons 7 pm. Music 7:30 – 10 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, w/Johnny Souza, trumpet, Chris Taylor, piano, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm

Ryan Keberle (trombone) Catharsis, Mike Rodriguez, trumpet, Jorge Roeder, bass, Eric Doob, drums, with guest, Camila Meza, vocals, jazz, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and “whatsnext”, 12 member modern big band, jazz with Turkish influences, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

Travis Colby, keys, Doug Woolverton, trumpet, Mark Texeria, drums, blues, L’attitude, 2190 Broad St., Cranston, 780-8700, http://www.lattituderi.com/promotions.php, 8:30 – 11:30 pm

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

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

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

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

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.

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, opens its 42nd season at Sculler’s, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

FRIDAY,  OCT. 3

Joe Godfrey, piano, jazz, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. 289-2524, thewharftavernri.com. 6-9 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.

The Vini Ames Duo, jazz, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, 645 Restaurant and Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 6-10 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Dennis Cook, sax, Chris Taylor, piano, jazz, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Bobby Ferreira, piano jazz, Rhumbline, 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.

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

Wayne Patenaude, Karen Mellor and Diane Gualtieri, cabaret, Park Place Church, 71 Park Place, Pawtucket. 726-2800. 6:30 pm. Show includes dinner reservations required.

The Calamari Brothers, swing, Continental Restaurant, 332 Farnum Pike, Route 104, Smithfield. 233-1800. 7-11 pm.

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

Tyra Penn, vocals. Paul Courchaine, guitar, Paul Buono, piano, Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, ballads, Aspire Rest., Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events, 7:30-11:30pm, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance.

Sweetback Sisters, country, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm

The Calamari Brothers, swing, 2012 Bar and Grill, 1785 Cranston St., Cranston. 944-2012. 8 pm-midnight.

Michelle Wilson and the Evil Gal Orchestra, soul, blues, R&B, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Oleta Adams, gospel, soul, pop, Sculler’s, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm. (also Saturday)

Michael Troy and Chuck Williams, folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm. The Wailers, reggae, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 8 pm. $27, $37.

Girls, Guns, and Glory, opening The Hoolios,  rock, country,  R & B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

Walter Beasley, sax, vocals, groove, jazz, Sculler’s, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm

Is This Jazz?: Alon Nechustan and City of Four, jazz, AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence. 831-9327, as220.org. 8:30 pm-1 am. All aggs

Harold Lopez-Nussa (piano) Trio, Ray Adrian Lopez-Nussa, drums,  Gaston Joya, bass, w/Mayquek Gonzales, trumpet, jazz, AfroCuban, 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

Black & White featuring Gary “Guitar” Gramolini, swing, blues and roots rock, Stadium Pub and Lounge, 1145 Park Ave., Cranston. 943-0202. 9 pm-1 am.

The World Premier Band, rhythm and blues and Motown, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 9 pm-2 am. 18+.

Fat City Band, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am

SATURDAY,  OCT.  4

Bonnie Mann, vocals, Steve Heck, piano, Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 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.

The Vini Ames Duo, pop, jazz, rhythm and blues and light rock, Ice House Grille, 1460 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 353-3100. 6-10 pm.

Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4-6 pm. 

Rod Luther, 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.

Twinkie Clark (of The Clark Sisters), gospel, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 7 pm.

The Tony Cipolla Group, jazz and standards, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7:30-10:30 pm

Stephane Wrembel (guitar) and his band, jazz, gypsy, ballads, world, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm

Anthony Gomes, blues guitar, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St. Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Magnolia Cajun Band, NOLA, Cajun, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. doors open 7 pm, BYO food & drink, show 7:30 pm.

Shemekia Copeland, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

Marco Benevento, rock and jazz, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. 621-9660, columbustheatre.com. 9 pm.

Soul Shot, reggae, ska, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 pm

The Travis Colby Band, rock and blues, 133 Club, 29 Warren Ave., East Providence. 438-1330, 133club.net. 9 pm.

Five Flavor Discount, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am

SUNDAY, OCT. 5

Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 am-2 pm.

Steve Burke, jazzbrunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 am-2 pm. 

Mithchfest 6: Benefit for Hospice Rhode Island, in memory of James “Mitch” Christina, 2 pm – Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, 3:30 pm – Soupy Boys, 4:45pm – Nolan Lette & Mavy Gravy, 5 pm – Neal Vitulo and the Vipers w/Dave Howard, 6:30 pm – Rick Russel & The Cadilllac Horns, w/ Mr. Nick, Lisa Marie, Cheryl Arena, Al Copley,  Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com.

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

Nikki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers, cabaret, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 2-6 pm. 18+.

ABC Trio, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

Steve DeConte, guitar, jazz & world, Trio Restaurant, 15 Kingstown Rd, Narragansett, 792-4333, 4-7 pm

Michael Dutra presents “Frank and Liza” w/the Strictly Sinatra Band, Sculler’s, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 4 & 7 pm

Detroit Breakdown Blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 4-7 pm

Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 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 Calamari Brothers featuring Steve Cass, 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, SEPT. 29

Ronnie Sands and Company, pop and oldies, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-9 pm.

The Fifth Element House Band featuring John Sippell, Alex Chapman, Nick Sanfilippo and Doug Woolverton, pop, funk, rhythm and blues, soul and easy listening,, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.

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


posted by Bill Melone, 09/29/14