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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING Nov 15 to Nov 29

SideBar Bistro, 127 Dorrance St, Providence (Entrance on Pine St) 421-7200, www.sidebar-bistro.com

Wed. 11/16 Dave Zinno, Paul Nagel, & Royal Hartigan, jazz, 7 pm

Thurs. 11/17 Ervin Dhimo, Steve Hunt & Vancil Cooper, 7 pm

Fri. 11/18 Restaurant: The Way Out: Alex Curnow, Tom White, Kyle Barboza, Paul Dimartino, 8

Back Lounge: Mike Thurber, Broadway & standards

Sat. 11/19 Eric Bloom & Jared Sims Organ Quartet, funk 7 pm

Wed. 11/23 Divas Night: Sheree Dunwell, Melissa Jane Eisenhauer, Shea Rose w/Michael Rollins &Co, 8 pm, $

Fri. 11/25 Elan Trotman. 8 pm

Sat. 11/26 Toni-Lynn Washington w/John Badessa, drums, Greg Wardson, piano, 7 pm.

Weds. 11/30 Razzle Dazzle and Swing w/Jeannie Evens, 7 pm

Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com

Fri. 11/18 “Commander Devon” Allman Honeytribe Trio, blues, 8 pm, $$

Sat. 11/19 Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson & The Magic Rockers, 8 & 10 pm, $$.

Fri. 11/25 James Montgomery Band, blues, 8 & 10 pm, $$

Sat. 11/26 Rebecca Parris w/Dam Moretti Quartet (Tim Ray, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Marty Richards, drums, jazz, standards, 8 pm, $$

Sculler’s Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, www.scullersjazz.com 617-562-4111

Wed. 11/16 Stanley Jordan, guitar (tap technique virtuoso), 8 & 10 pm, $$$

Thurs. 11/17 Yoko Miwa Piano Trio, 8 pm, $$

Fri, Sat. 11/18,19 Spyro Gyra, fusion, 8 & 10 pm, $$$$

Tues. 11/22 Carol O'Shaughnessy, Boston's First Lady Of Cabaret, 8 pm, $$$

Thurs. 11/10 3 Cohens Sextet, feat./Yuval, Anat, Avishai, jazz, 8 pm, $$$

Sat, Sun. 11/25,26 Roy Hargrove, 8 & 10 pm, $$$$

Tues, Wed. 11/29, 30 Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet, 8 & 10 pm, $$$

Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St. Cambridge, www.regattabarjazz.com 617-395-7757

Wed. 11/16 Sophie Milman, 7:30 & 10 pm, $$$

Thurs. 11/17 Sheila Jordon, Steve Kuhn Duo, 7:30 pm, $$$

Fri, Sat. 11/18, 19 John Scofield guitar quartet, 7:30 & 10 pm, $$$$

Fri, Sat. 11/25, 26 Regina Carter, 7:30 & 10 pm, $$$

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Travis Colby Band, funk and blues, Roots Café, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 8 pm. $

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Marlene VerPlanck, vocals, Dick Lupino, bass, Mike Renzi, piano, Vinnie Pagano, drums, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, 849-6312, 7 – 9:30 pm.

Rick Costa (drums)Trio, w/Gino Rosati, guitar & Joe Potenza, bass, DeWolf Tavern, Bristol, 259 Thames Street, 7:30 - 9:30. pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Lois Vaughan Trio, Artists for Save The Bay Opening Reception, 100 Save The Bay Drive (behind the J&W bay campus) Providence, 272-3540, www.savebay.org, 5:30 – 8 pm, $$$ include drinks and hors d'oeuvers

Steve Burke, jazz, Tucks, 2352 Mendon Rd., Cumberland. 658-0450. 6-10 pm.

The Aristocats w/Lloyd Kaplan, reeds, Red McDonald, guitar, Bob Petterutti, drums, “A Fine Romance” Jewish Song Writers, Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope St, Providence, 467-2700, x-2, 7-8:45 pm. free

Gino Rosatti, guitar, w/Mary Anderson (Andrews?) Brian Rizzuto, bass, guitar jazz, blues, standards, Jacky's Waterplace Sushi Bar, 200 Exchange St., Providence, 383-5000, www.jackyswaterplace.com, 7 – 11 pm, no cover

Don McLean and the Jazz Strollers, Pancho O'Malley's, Mariner Square, 140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett. 782-2290. 5-8 pm.

R.A. Fish's Global Jazz Ensemble, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 6-9 pm.

Coastline Swing Band, w/vocalist Phred Mileski, Venice Restaurant, 165 Shore Rd, Westerly, 348-0055, 7:30 – 9:30 pm www.coastlineswingband.com

Paul Del Nero, bass w/Paul Nagel, piano, jazz, Fathoms, Newport Marriott, 7-10 pm.

The Dick Willner Band, oldies, swing, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30 pm. $.

Shemekia Copeland, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, ncfta.org. 8 pm. $30 advance; $35 day of show.

Here to Stay, jazz, Powers Pub, 27 Aborn St., Cranston. 714-0655, powerspub.com. 8-11 pm.

Silk & Steel, jazz and pop, L'Elizabeth's Café, 285 South Main St., Providence. 861-1974. 9 pm. No cover.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4:30-6:30 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals; Joe Esposito, sax, Steve Beckler, piano, jazz, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. 6-10 pm.

Dawn Chung, jazz piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

Debra Mann, piano/vocals, Greg Abate, sax, Gary Johnson, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333. 7-11 pm.

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

Shemekia Copeland, blues, Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Rd. (Route 2A), Shirley, Mass. (978) 425-4311, bullrunrestaurant.com. 8 pm. $$$$ advance purchase discount.

The Brown Derbies and The Higher Keys, a cappella, Brown University, MacMillan Hall, Room 117, 167 Thayer St., Providence. brownderbies.com. 8 pm. $. Benefit towards surgeries for children with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial disorders.

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

The Greg Lee Ensemble featuring Dave Richards, Mark C. Hadden and Greg Motta, jazz and rock, Airport Grille, 1569 Airport Rd., New Bedford. (508) 994-7455, airportgrille.com. 8-11 pm. No cover.

The Mac Chrupcala Trio featuring Marlene VerPlanck, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8:30 pm-12:30 am

Steve Burke, jazz, Riviera Inn, 580 North Broadway, East Providence. 431-9231. 8:30 pm-midnight.

The Sweet P Blues Band, jazz and blues, Vintage Restaurant, 2 South Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1234. 8:30 pm-midnight.

Beehive Queen Christine Ohlman, roots rock, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 596-4225, theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 pm. $

The Taylor Jones Quartet, jazz, Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar, 60 Valley St., Providence. 632-0649, thecubanrevolution.com. 9 pm-1 am.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Marlene VerPlanck, vocals, Dick Lupino, bass, Mike Renzi, piano, Vinnie Pagano, drums, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

Marlene VerPlanck, vocals, Dick Lupino, bass, Mike Renzi, piano, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. 6-10 pm.

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

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

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

Robert (Bob) Jason (of Jason and Maryhazel), pop, show tunes and standards, Briarbrook Meadows Clubhouse, 940 Quaker Lane, Warwick. 826-7081. 7-9 pm. $$. Reservations required.

Steve Burke, jazz, Rancho Chico, 52 Washington St., Plainville, Mass. (508) 643-2534. 7-11 pm.

Judith Gilson and Jeff Cashen, jazz, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 8-11 pm. No cover.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Uncle Ronnie's Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville. 568-6243. 8:30 pm.

The Sweet P Blues Band, jazz and blues, L'Attitude Modern Eatery, 2190 Broad St., Cranston. 780-8700, lattitudemoderneatery.com. 8:30 pm-midnight.

Chris Jason, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Bella Restaurant, 1992 Victory Hwy., Glendale. 568-6996. 9-11 pm.

Los Cinco Elemetos, Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar, 60 Valley St., Providence. 632-0649, thecubanrevolution.com. 9 pm-1 am.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Jazz Brunch w/Darlene Andrade, DiParma Italian Table, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA, 508.336.9222, www.diparmaitaliantable.com, 9 am – 2 pm

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

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

Betsy Listenfelt, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine East, 965 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9411. 10 am-2 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals & Paul Nagel, piano, jazz, Castle Hill Inn & Resort, 590 Ocean Drive, Newport. 849-3800. 12:30-3:30 pm.

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

Greg Abate, Mac Chrupcala, Al Bernstein and Artie Cabral, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

The Al Deston Band featuring Joe Braga, Gery Silva and Rita DiCarlo, jazz and standards, Christ Church, 57 Main St., Swansea. (508) 674-2245, (508) 678-0923. 3 pm. $,. Dessert and coffee reception follows.

The R.A. Fish Duo, jazz and global, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 5-8 pm.

Tish Adams, vocals, w/Gino Rosatti, guitar, Brian Rizzuto, bass, jazz, standards, Jacky's Waterplace Sushi Bar, 200 Exchange St., Providence, 383-5000, www.jackyswaterplace.com, 7 – 11 pm, no cover

Sweet P and Who's Dat Band, jazz and blues jam, Roots Café, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 7-11 pm. $; participating musicians and singers free.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Travis Colby Band, funk and blues, Roots Café, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 8 pm. $

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Debbie Sullivan, piano/vocals, jazz/standards, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, 849-6312, 7 – 9:30 pm.

Strictly Sinatra Band featuring Mike Dutra, tribute to Frank Sinatra, dinner and dancing, 39 West, 39 Phoenix Ave, Cranston, 944-7770

Rick Costa (drums)Trio, w/Gino Rosati, guitar & Joe Potenza, bass, DeWolf Tavern, Bristol, 259 Thames Street, 7:30 - 9:30. pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (Thanksgiving, call venues to check)

Steve Burke, jazz, Tucks, 2352 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, 658-0450, 6-10 pm

Gino Rosatti Group, jazz, standards, Jacky's Waterplace Sushi Bar, 200 Exchange St., Providence, 383-5000, www.jackyswaterplace.com, 7 – 11 pm, no cover

Don McLean and the Jazz Strollers, Pancho O'Malley's, Mariner Square, 140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett. 782-2290. 5-8 pm.

R.A. Fish's Global Jazz Ensemble, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 6-9 pm.

Paul Del Nero, jazz, Fathoms, Newport Marriott, 7-10 pm.

The Dick Willner Band, oldies, swing, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30 pm. $.

Here to Stay, jazz, Powers Pub, 27 Aborn St., Cranston. 714-0655, powerspub.com. 8-11 pm.

Silk & Steel, jazz and pop, L'Elizabeth's Café, 285 South Main St., Providence. 861-1974. 9 pm. No cover.

Santa Mamba, Latin & roots, PVD Social Club, Providence, 8 pm – 1 am

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4:30-6:30 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Dennis Cook, sax,, jazz/standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. 6-10 pm.

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

Joe Potenza, bass, w/Joe Esposito, saxes, Paul Bouley, piano, Vinnie Pagano, drums, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333. 7-11 pm.

Al Abbott & Diamond, pop & standards, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St, (Rt.114) Bristol, 8-11 pm, no cover

Bella Fleck & The Flecktones, Zeiterion, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA. 508-994-2900, 8 pm, $$$$$-$$$$$$

Mike Chrupcala Trio w/Bonnie Mann, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd. Middletown, 847-2750, 8:30

Steve Burke, jazz, Riviera Inn, 580 No. Broadway, East Providence, 431-9231, 8:30 pm

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

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

Mike Rollins, &amp, blues, funk, and jazz, Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar, 60 Valley St., Providence. 632-0649, thecubanrevolution.com. 9 pm-1 am.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4:30-6:30 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Greg Abate, sax/flute, Kent Hewitt, piano, jazz/standards, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

Lois Vaughn, jazz piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

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

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

Steve Burke, jazz, Olde Theater Diner, 33 Sandy Bottom Rd, Cumberland, 828-1810, 7-11 pm

Duke Robillard Blues Band, jazz and blues, Roots Café, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 7-11 pm. $$, advanced purchase discount.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Ritrovo, 1050 Main St. East Greenwich, 398-7600, 8:30 pm

Chris Jason, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Bella, 1992 Victory Hyw. Glendale, 568-4234, 9-11 pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Jazz Brunch w/Darlene Andrade, DiParma Italian Table, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA, 508.336.9222, www.diparmaitaliantable.com, 9 am – 2 pm

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

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

Betsy Listenfelt, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine East, 965 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9411. 10 am-2 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals & Jordan Nunes, piano, jazz, Castle Hill Inn & Resort, 590 Ocean Drive, Newport. 849-3800. 12:30-3:30 pm.

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

Mike Chrupcala w/guests, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd. Middletown, 847-2750, 3-7 pm

The R.A. Fish Duo, jazz and global, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 5-8 pm.

Gino Rosatti Group, guitar, Brian Rizzuto, bass, jazz, standards, Jacky's Waterplace Sushi Bar, 200 Exchange St., Providence, 383-5000, www.jackyswaterplace.com, 7 – 11 pm, no cover

Sweet P and Who's Dat Band, jazz and blues jam, Roots Café, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 7-11 pm. $; participating musicians and singers free.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

 End Of Semester Jazz Sessions, Concert I: URI Student Combos, Fina Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd. C100, 7:30 pm, $, students half price.

John Badessa Big Band w/vocalists, Club505, 505 Atwood Ave, Cranston, 464-8880, 8 pm, $

Travis Colby Band, funk and blues, Roots Café, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootscafeprovidence.com. 8 pm. $




posted by Bill Melone, 11/17/11