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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 7/29 TO 8/12/2013

(note: some gigs may have been changed or canceled; check with venue to confirm)

PLEASE CONTACT jazz@wriu.org with any corrections or additions

FESTIVALS: NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGUST 2-4: 

SPECIAL NOTE:  The URI Big Band will open the main (Fort) stage program on Saturday at 11:30 am.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2: Opening Night, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport Casino, 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 848-5055, newportjazzfest.net. Natalie Cole, The Bill Charlap Trio and Freddy Cole. 8 pm. $$$$$-$$$$$$$$$$$

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3:  Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue, Newport. 848-5055, newportjazzfest.netThe Wayne Shorter Quartet, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci & Brian Blade, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding -- Radio Music Society, The Michel Camilo Sextet, The Terence Blanchard Quintet, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Gregory Porter, Edmar Castañeda, The Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band, Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers, The Bill Charlap Trio, Bob Wilber, Anat Cohen, The Mary Holvorson Quintet and The Rez Abbasi Trio. 10:30 am-7 pm. $$-$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4:  Newport Jazz Festival, Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue, Newport. 848-5055, newportjazzfest.netChick Corea and the Vigil, Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore, Charles Altura, The Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, The Roy Haines Fountain of Youth Band, Jaleel Shaw, Martin Bejerano, David Wong, The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Paquito D'Rivera, Hiromi, The Trio Project, Anthony Jackson, Steve Smith, The Joshua Redman Quartet, The Jim Hall Quartet, Julian Lage, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Dee Alexander, Songs That My Mother Loved, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Lew Tabackin Quartet, Randy Brecker, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash, The Donny McCaslin Group, The Steve Coleman Projects: Five Elements, Talea Ensemble & Duo with Tyshawn Sorey, David Gilmore and Numerology, Claudia Acuña, Miguel Zenón, Luis Perdomo, Jeff "Tain" Watts and Mino Cinelu. 10:30 am-7 pm. $$-$$$$$$$$$$$$$

MONDAY, JULY 29

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

Ronnie Sands, pop and oldies, and Chris Jason, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Venda/Costantino's Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 7-11 pm.

TUESDAY, JULY 30

The Mango Trio, jazz jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 7-10 pm. $, No cover for musicians.

Steve Burke, jazz, Campino's Restaurant and Sports, 218 Warren Ave., East Providence. 438-5800. 7-10 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  JULY 31

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

Jim Porcella and Steve Marvin and the Vegas All Stars, jazz, Garden City Center, Route 2, Cranston. 6-8 pm. Donations of peanut butter and tuna fish accepted for RI Food Bank. Rain date: Aug. 1.

Avenue A, swing, Conimicut Point, Point Street, Warwick. 6:30 pm.

Milt Javery rhythm and blues and jazz, Jamestown Fish, 14 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-3474. 6-8 pm.

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

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, band TBA, jazz, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm.

THURSDAY,  AUGUST 1

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

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

Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, Jamestown Fish, 14 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-3474. 6-8 pm.

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

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

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

FRIDAY,  AUGUST 2

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

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

Rod Luther, piano, jazz, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. 289-2524, thewharftavernri.com. 6-9 pm.

Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Cocktail Party, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Dennis Cook, sax, Jeff Fountain, drums, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 849-3990, 7:45pm

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,  

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

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

Brenda Padula, vocals, Arnie Krakosky, sax, Rusty Hughes, piano, Joe Potenza, bass, Frank Padula, drums, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com 7:30-11:30pm No cover Free valet parking.

Greg Abate, sax, w/Howard Alden, guitar, jazz, Chan's Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm, $

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

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 3

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Guests TBA, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm

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

Art Manchester, jazz, Ramada Middletown Hotel, Portofino Bar and Grille, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6 pm.

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

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

The Tony Cipolla Group, jazz and standards, Roi Food and Music, 150 Chestnut St., Providence. 272-2161, theroiprov.com. 7:30 pm. No cover.

Bobby Ferreira, Conny Williams Jazz Duo, Bistro 162, 162 Broadway, Newport, 619-5955, www.bistro162newport.com, 8-11 pm.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

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

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

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

Wakefield Jazz Sessions (Manny Morales, trumpet, will be taking the day off to play at the Newport Jazz Festival with the URI Big Band), The Contemporary Theater Co., 327 Main St, Wakefield, 218-0282, www.thecontemporarytheater.com, 2-5 pm, $ donation

Milt Javery, R&B and jazz, Jamestown Fish, 14 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-3474. 4:30-7:30 pm.

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

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

Sweet P and the Who's Dat Band, jazz and blues jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 7-11 pm. $; musicians free.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

The Joe Esposito Duo, jazz, Ocean Cliff, Safari Room, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport. 841-8868. 1-4 pm.

Ronnie Sands, pop and oldies, and Chris Jason, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Venda/Costantino's Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 7-11 pm.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

The Mango Trio, jazz jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 7-10 pm. $, No cover for musicians.

WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 7

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

Milt Javery rhythm and blues and jazz, Jamestown Fish, 14 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-3474. 6-8 pm.

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

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Steve Ahern, trumpet, Mike Renzi, piano, jazz, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm.

The New Providence Big Band, jazz, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 8-11 pm. $,

THURSDAY,  AUGUST 8

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

Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, Jamestown Fish, 14 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-3474. 6-8 pm.

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

Roger Ceresi's All Starz, rhythm and blues and swing, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, thetowersri.com. 7 pm. $$

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

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

FRIDAY,  AUGUST 9

The Celebrity Club Remembered: Jazz is a Rainbow directed by Rob Dimmick “A top-flight jazz tribute…followed by a plaque ceremony for the site of the historic Celebrity Club”, The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, Downtown Marriott, Orms St., Providence, 4 pm, Unveiling of plaque at 5:30 pm at corner of Charles and Randall Streets, ribhs.org, 421-0606, free

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

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

Stan Holtzman, piano, jazz, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. 289-2524, thewharftavernri.com. 6-9 pm.

Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series: George Thorogood and the Destroyers, blues rock, and Buddy Guy, blues, Newport Yachting Center, America's Cup Avenue, Newport. (800) 745-3000, newportwaterfrontevents.com. 6 pm. $$$$$-$$$$$$$$

Livingston Taylor, folk, pop, gospel and jazz, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, Mass. (508) 869-6111, towerhillbg.org. 6 pm. $$$$$$, discounts for advanced purchase, members, students with ID.

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

Bobby Ferreira, piano, jazz, Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

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

Greg Abate, alto/flute, Paul Nagel, piano, Gary Johnson, drums, Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com 7:30-11:30pm No cover Free valet parking. 

Leyland Baker Group, jazz and standards, Roi Food and Music, 150 Chestnut St., Providence. 272-2161, theroiprov.com. 8 pm. No cover.

Johnny Rawls, guitar and vocals, blues, Chan's Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm, $$

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

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 10

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Guests TBA, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm

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

Art Manchester, jazz, Ramada Middletown Hotel, Portofino Bar and Grille, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6 pm.

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

Rod Luther, piano, jazz, Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

Frank Potenza, guitar/vocals, Diamond Centofanti, piano, Joe Potenza, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, Chan's Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm, $$

Bobby Ferreira, Conny Williams Jazz Duo, Bistro 162, 162 Broadway, Newport, 619-5955, www.bistro162newport.com, 8-11 pm.

Clay Nordhill, Roi Food and Music, 150 Chestnut St., Providence. 272-2161, theroiprov.com. 8 pm. No cover.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

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

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

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

Wakefield Jazz Sessions w/Manny Morales, trumpet, The Contemporary Theater Co., 327 Main St, Wakefield, 218-0282, www.thecontemporarytheater.com, 2-5 pm, $ donation

Andy DiPaola and John Curzio, jazz, Simpatico, 13 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-2000. 3-6 pm.

Milt Javery, R&B and jazz, Jamestown Fish, 14 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-3474. 4:30-7:30 pm.

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

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

Sweet P and the Who's Dat Band, jazz and blues jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 7-11 pm. $; musicians free.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

The Joe Esposito Duo, jazz, Ocean Cliff, Safari Room, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport. 841-8868. 1-4 pm.

Ronnie Sands, pop and oldies, and Chris Jason, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Venda/Costantino's Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 7-11 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, 08/02/13