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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 12/2 TO 12/9/2013

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

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

MONDAY, DEC. 2

Steve Burke, jazz, Finn’s Harborside (formerly Harbourside Lobstermania), 38 Water St., East Greenwich. 884-6363, harboursideri.com. 6-9 pm.

Locomotion, rock, pop, rhythm and blues, Motown, disco, swing, jazz and funk, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 7 pm. No cover.  

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 3

Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Besos Tea House, 378 Main St., East Greenwich. 398-8855. 6:30-9:30 pm. 

Chief Noda, Rand Bradbury, Ed Ledwith, The Elderly Brothers, Ray Davis/Jack Casey/Mike Jackson, Sky Sabin, Tom Perrotti, Jimmy Withers, Al Fresco Flutes, Michael Khouri, In Tandem, Julie Bisbano, Mike Fischman & Ed McGuirl, Timmy May and Kate Grana, acoustic rock and folk, Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., Newport. 849-4250, Mgorman20@cox.net. 7-9:30 pm. $$; children with adult free. Benefit for The McKinney Shelter and Lucy’s Hearth. 6th Annual Singing for Shelter Christmas Concert. 

WEDNESDAY,  DEC. 4

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

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Greg Abate, sax, Kent Hewitt, piano, jazz,  Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 pm.

THURSDAY,  DEC. 5

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 w/Jan Schmidt & Swing Haven, swing, oldies and rhythm and blues, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30 pm. $

Lori McKenna Band, Americana, new country ballads, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount.

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

FRIDAY, DEC . 6

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

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

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

Nick 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.

Steve Burke, jazz, Rancho Chico, 52 Washington St., Plainville, Mass. (508) 643-2534. 7-10 pm. 

Patty Loncar, vocals, Diamond Centofanti, piano. Gary Johnson, drums, Joe Potenza, basses, standards, blues, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events/ 7:30-11:30pm, $.

URI B101 Big Band, Jared Sims, director, Concert Hall, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, 874-5955, www.uri.edu/music 8 pm, $$ student discount

The Love Dogs, dance band, R&B, jive, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$ 

Donna the Buffalo, roots, Cajun/zydeco, reggae, country, dance, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount.

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

Shea Rose and Michael Rollins, jazz/pop, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 8 pm. $

SATURDAY,  DEC. 7

On hiatus until next Spring (but see 12/14 below for Special Holiday Show), jazz tastings, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 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

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

Steve Burke, jazz, Finn’s Harborside (formerly Harbourside Lobstermania), 38 Water St., East Greenwich. 884-6363, harboursideri.com. 6-9 pm.

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

Bobby Ferreira, 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. 7-10 pm. No cover. 

The Vini Ames Trio, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. 7-11 pm. 

Spyro Gyra w/Stanley Jordan, guitar, jazz/fusion, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 8 pm. $$$$-$$$$$. (NB: interview with group members on Gordon’s show Tuesday)

Sugar Ray and  the Bluetones, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$

Donny McCaslin, tenor, w/Jason Linder, keyboards, Tim Lefevbre, bass, Mark Guiliana, drums, jazz fusion, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount.

Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 8:30-11:30 pm.

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

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

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, 1 Bannister's Wharf, Newport. 849-2900 12:30-3:30 pm.

Ted Casher, sax, w/Mac Chrupcala, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, and Artie Cabral, drums, jazz, swing, standards, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm 

Steve DeConti, guitar, Ron Murray, guitar, jazz, Latin, bossa, Trio Restaurant, 15 Kingstown Rd. Narragansett. 792-4333. 4-7 pm. 

NUTMEG & MISTLETOE Holiday Benefit: w/Mike Renzi, piano, Dick Lupino, bass & vocals, Jeff Fountain, drums, and many local jazz artists (including: Tish Adams, Shawnn Monteiro, Debbie Larkin, Jeff Stout, Muriel Buck, Johnny Souza, Bonnie Mann, Jeanne Evans, Janine Weisman & Sync or Swim-acapella group, John Monllos, Joanne Rodino, Debra Mann, Leslie Miller), Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 1-4 pm. Proceeds to the Matt Quinn Music Scholarship Fund, call for tickets $$ donation, complementary hors d’oeuvres.

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

Dick Willner, blues jam, Woodland Meeting House, 115 East Killingly Rd. (off Route 94), Foster. 647-3838. 6-10 pm.

Straight No Chaser, a cappella, Mohegan Sun, Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com. 7 pm. $$$

The Temptations, Motown, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 8 pm. $$$$-$$$$$.

MONDAY, DEC. 9

Steve Burke, jazz, Finn’s Harborside (formerly Harbourside Lobstermania), 38 Water St., East Greenwich. 884-6363, harboursideri.com. 6-9 pm.

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

COMING UP:

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

“Warm Up For The Holidays” mulled wine, hot apple cider, and holiday music w/Dennis Cook, sax, Dick Lupino, bass & vocals, Jordan Nunes, piano, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm

Mary Mary, gospel duo, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 7:30 pm. $$$$-$$$$$.

The Bonnie Strickman Trio featuring Hillie Dolgenas and Scott Lee, jazz, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349,sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount

SUNDAY, DEC. 15 

WRIU Holiday Extravaganza, with Tish Adams, vocals, Willie Myette, piano, Art Manchester, reeds, Joe Potenza, bass, Alex Chapman, drums, (aka Bluz U Can Uz) jazz, blues, holiday tunes, Fete, 103 Dike St, (Olneyville) Providence, www.fetemusic.com, $


posted by Bill Melone, 12/02/13