listings July 29th through Aug 4th
Chan’s 267 Main St. Woonsocket RI 401-765-1900 www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com
Wed Aug 30 THE TOMMY CASTRO BAND 8pm $22.00 10pm $15.00 Both $25.00
Castro was voted Blues Artist of the Year in 2006 by the readers of BluesWax, the largest subscribed blues publication in the world. In May 2008, the awards continued at the Blues Music Awards held on May 8, when Castro won "BB King Blues Entertainer of the Year" and his new CD, "Painkiller" won for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. Prominent observers of the blues such as B.B. King and Carlos Santana have all along extolled Tommy's dynamic musicianship and pointed to him as being among a small few that represent the future of the blues. Castro has earned a handle as one of the hardest working bluesmen on the scene today, gigging on a grueling schedule of almost 300 dates per year. Come see what the fuss is all about on a rare Wednesday show at Chan's!
Thurs Aug 31 THE ADAM GO QUARTET 7pm $10.00
The Adam Go Quartet has been providing their version of jazz since 2001, becoming part of Woonsocket's Summer Concert Series at River Island Park for several years. Soon after, they were graced with more opportunites like playing for Mayoral Inaugurations and at the premiere of The Farrelly Brothers movie, "Stuck On You" held at the Stadium Theatre. The Qurtet features Adam Go, Jon Letourneau, Bill Ferri and Justin Languirand.
Fri Aug 1 LYNWOOD SLIM 8pm $12.00
Sat Aug 2 FRANK POTENZA & DIAMOND CENTOFANTI 7pm $12.00
NEWPORT BLUES CAFE 286 Thames St, Newport 401.841.5510 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 LOIS GRECO
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 SPIRIT OF SANTANA
Thursday, July 31, 2008 SAVOY BROWN
Friday, August 01, 2008 EVAN GOODROW
Saturday, August 02, 2008 MAJOR MOTION
Sunday, August 03, 2008 MAHER BROTHERS
Monday, August 04, 2008 B-STREET BLUES
Providence Black Reperatory - Xxodus Cafe 276 Westminster St Prov, RI 401-351-0353 email@example.com
WEDNESDAY 5PM DOORS 9PM LATIN JAZZ & SALSA FEATURING CARLOS DE LEON | $5 AND 18+
THURSDAY Sodade 9:00 PM Cover/ID: $5 - $10/18+ the classic sounds of Cape Verde and Brazil.
FRIDAY 10:30PM ECLECTION | $7.00 AND 18+ Funk, Old Skool, R'n'B, Soul and more
SATURDAY 10:30PM THE NEON SOUL COLLECTIVE | $5 BEFORE 12PM AND $10 AFTER 21+
REGATTA BAR at the Charles Hotel One Bennett St , Cambridge MA 617-661-5000 www.regattabarjazz.com
Wed Aug 30th 7:30PM $16.00 Either / Orchestra & Mulatu Astatke
"The leading little big-band in the jazz world." -Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe
Mulatu Astatke - vibraphone, congas, compositions
Mulatu Astatke invented "Ethio-jazz" in the 1960s when he combined jazz and Latin music with the beautiful melodies and scales of Ethiopian songs. His landmark early recordings are pioneering "world music," and have been rediscovered by super-hip DJs in London, along with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who used Mulatu's music in Broken Flowers, and the musically astute producers of The Sopranos.
Thursday, July 31, 7:30pm - $15 NATION BEAT
A revelation -- the most original and alluring fusion band I've heard in years.
- Banning Eyre, NPR Nation
Fri Aug 1 7:30PM $16.00 Melvin Sparks
Melvin Sparks is the Essential Guitar Player! He’s The Master Of The Groove! The Acid-Jazz Pioneer! The Originator of Soul Jazz, Old School Acid Jazz & BarbecueFunk(FUNKJAZZ)
SAT Aug 2nd 7:30PM & 10pm $25.00/$22.00 Jake Shimabukuro
Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an “untapped source of music with unlimited potential.”
His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock, Jake’s mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more than only the traditional Hawaiian music many associate it.
RYLES Jazz Club 212 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA (617) 876-9330 www.rylesjazz.com
Tuesday July 29 : Paul Speidel Band (8:30pm) Carolina and Vida Vibrante (10:30pm)
dining 5pm-11pm | show 8:30 pm | genre varies | venue mainstage | tix available | cost $8pp
Wednesday July 30 : Brass Taco w/ Rich Greenblatt
Rich Greenblatt, Boston based jazz vibraphonist and band leader of The Rich Greenblatt Vibes Group is a musician with "dazzling speed and a truly magical touch" writes John Blenn in Good Times magazine and serves as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music.
Recording artist on Brass Taco Productions, Rich plays in a modern, swinging, blues style. He's just finished recording his latest CD Hot & Dry, with special guests Dennis Irwin on bass and Winard Harper on drums.Rich has played in jazz and blues festivals in the U.S. and Europe and recorded with The Jazz Composers' Alliance, Hide Tokunaga, The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, The Paramount Brass Quintet, and the rhythm and blues group, Inspector Tuppence.
| show 9:00 pm | genre jazz | venue mainstage | tix available | cost $10pp
Thursday July 31 : Jazzadelic
JAZZADELIC is a six-piece outfit drawn from a variety of local players. They specialize in instrumental funk and groove by artists such as Maceo Parker, Herbie Hancock, the Meters and Booker T. The band's aim is to jam out on some nice grooves and inspire you to dance!
| show 9:00 pm | genre jazz | venue mainstage | tix available | cost $8pp
Friday August 01 : Mark Zaleski Quintet
At the young age of 23, Mark combines his experience with Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, and Ian Anderson to form his own creation of original instrumental music combining the harmonic intricacies of bebop and modern jazz with the grooves of dynamic modern rock. Check out www.markzaleskimusic.com to read more about this young band, hear samples. and see video footage. show 9:00 pm | genre jazz | venue mainstage | tix available | cost $10pp
Saturday August 02 : Marta Gomez
Marta Gomez mixes the joy of the Caribbean with the nostalgia of the Andes taking the authenticity of South American indigenous folk music into a hip new realm.
dining 5pm-11pm | show 9:00 pm | genre latin/jazz | venue mainstage | tix available | cost $15pp
SCULLERS DoubleTree Guest Suites 400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston Closed until July 23rd
Wednesday July 30, 2008 Show: $18 Dinner & Show: $63 Show: 8pm
Élan Trotman is an outstanding saxophonist from the Island of Barbados. He left Barbados to attend music school in Boston, at the renowned Berklee College of Music. His smooth sounds can be compared to the likes of Grover Washington Jr. and Kirk Whalum.
Thursday July 31, 2008 Show: $20 Dinner & Show: $65 Show: 8pm
Today, he is at the height of his powers. His playing combines passionate feeling with intricate patterns of improvisation. Throughout his four decades of being an integral performer of the music, Charles has not merely remained true to his BOP origins, but has expanded on them.
Friday August 1, 2008 Show: $25 Dinner & Show: $70 Shows: 8pm & 10pm
The Persuasions started as five boys singing on street corners, schoolyards and in subway stations of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn in 1962.
John Allmark Big Band Mondays @ Bovi’s, 287 Taunton Avenue, E. Prov, 434-9670
Coast Line Swing Band *****1st Thursday of month @ Venice Restaurant 165 Shore Rd, Westerly 401-348-0055
*****3rd Thursday of month @ The Wilcox Tavern, 5153 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 401-322-1829 Music from 7:30 - 9:30 PM, reservations recommended.
The Coastline Swing Band is a 17-piece big band with a vocalist with a repertory that ranges from the big band classics of the '30s and '40s, to some very up-to-date funk.
Jazz Candy Mondays @ POP 162 Broadway, Newport, RI, 8-11pm 846-8456
Fridays @ The Trattoria Simpatico in Jamestown, RI Call 401-423-3731 for information. Art Manchester – woodwinds, John
Monllos – guitar, 7-10pm
Georgette LeBreche Fridays @ Spain's of Narragansett in the lounge from 7 - 10. (1144 Ocean Road, Narragansett, R.I.)
Saturdays @ The Wilcox Tavern, 5153 Old Post Rd, Charlestown , 7-10pm
Philip Mullen and Diamond (jazz & swing) Thursdays and Fridays @ Shamrocks Rt 108, Wakefield, 5-9pm, 782-6700
Mike Tanaka Trio & friends jazz jam Tuesdays @ BLACKSTONE CLUB 1005 Main Street (Hope Village) Pawtucket, RI (401) 726-2181 8-12pm free
TUES JULY 29
Larry Brown's Swinglane, jazz and swing, Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 845-5810. 6 pm. Rescheduled if rain.
Hi-Hat Trio with Debra Mann, jazz, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 7-11 pm.
WED JULY 30
Al Copley, blues, Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. 368-1325. 6 pm. Benefit for the Bradford Jonnycake Center.
East Side Horns, rhythm and blues, 20 Water Street, 20 Water St., East Greenwich. 885-3700. 8 pm-midnight.
Missy Higgins and Eric Hutchinson, pop, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 8 pm. $15.
Dick Lupino, Yvonne Monnett and Jeff Fountain, jazz, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm.
The Night Life Orchestra, jazz and swing, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 6:30-7:30 pm. Outdoor concert.
PM Musical Picnic: The Night Life Orchestra, jazz and swing, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 848-8200; www.newportartmuseum.org. 6:30 pm. $5; $10 family; members and children under 5 free.
THURS JULY 31
Steve Burke, jazz, Euro Café, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 349-4200. 6-10 pm.
Eguie Castrillo and His Mambo Orchestra, Latin, O'Day Park, 85 West Newton St., Boston. (617) 927-1739, (617) 927-1717. 7 pm. Free. Tito Puente Latin Music Series.
City Rhythm Orchestra, swing, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, www.thetowersri.com. 7-10 pm. $15; children under 9 free.
Concerts Under the Elms: The Greg Abate Jazz Quartet, John Brown House Museum Lawn, 52 Power St., Providence. 331-8575, ext. 33, www.rihs.org. 6:30 pm. $8; children under 12 and RIHS members and children free.
East Side Horns and Mac Odom and Chill, rhythm and blues and Motown, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 8 pm-midnight.
B.B. King, blues, Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis, Mass. (508) 775-5630, www.melodytent.org. 8 pm. $54.25, $69.25.
Dick Lupino and Yvonne Monnett, jazz, Ruth's Chris Steak House, GTECH Center, 10 Memorial Blvd., Providence. 272-2271. 6-9 pm.
The Russo Brothers Jazz BandWhitinsville Town Common, Main Street, Whitinsville, Mass. 6-8 pm. Free. Rain location: The Sing Performance Center.
Summer Concert Series: The Paul Borrelli Band featuring Neal Vitullo, swing, rock and pop, The Village at South County Commons, Route 1, Narragansett. 6-8 pm. Free. Bring non-perishable food item for donation to the RI Community Food Bank. Includes classic car show.
Summer Concert Series: The Fabulous Meltones, jazz, Blenheim-Newport, 303 Valley Rd., Newport. 849-0031. 6:30 pm. Free. Reservations required.
FRI AUG. 1
Greg Abate, jazz, Waterplace Park, exit 22 off Route 95, Providence. 751-1177, www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism. 7:30 pm. Free.
Earth, Wind & Fire, funk and jazz, Mohegan Sun, Arena, Mohegan Sun Boulevard (exit 79A off Route 395), Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, www.mohegansun.com. 8 pm. $45.
B.B. King, blues, South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-9850, www.themusiccircus.org. 8 pm. $54.25, $69.25.
Jake Shimabukuro, rock, jazz and blues, Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, Mass. (413) 584-0610, www.iheg.com. 7 pm. $12.50 advance; $15 day of show.
The Bonnie Strickman Trio, jazz, Hotel Viking, Top of Newport Rooftop Patio and Bar, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. 5-9 pm. Held in lounge if inclement weather.
SAT AUG. 2
Roger Ceresi, Jon Hathaway and Richard Ribb, rock and rhythm and blues, Chelo's Waterfront Bar and Grille, 1 Masthead Drive, Warwick. 884-3000. 1-5 pm.
Jake Shimabukuro, rock, jazz and blues, Charles Hotel, Regattabar, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. (617) 876-7777, www.regattabarjazz.com. 7:30, 10 pm. $22-$25.
posted by Erika, 07/29/08