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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 3/17 TO 3/25/2014 

(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, MAR. 17

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

Jimmy Desrosiers, Jay Brunelle, Karen Marks, Alexandra and Nathaniel Nichols and Michael Stone, Irish, and Damhsa, Irish step dance, Trudeau Memorial Center, Larkin Recreation Building, 3445 Post Rd., Warwick. 739-2700. 10:30 am. Noel Henry Irish Show Band, Patrick’s Pub, 381 Smith St., Providence. 751-1553. Noon-4 pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Benefit (16th Annual) for the St. Michael’s Church Social Ministries, The Garda Band, John Connors & The Irish Express, and the Deirde Goulding School of Irish Step Dancers, Rhodes On The Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, (off Broad St.) Cranston, 2-10:30 pm, $ children under12 free, 781-7210 or at the door.

Mark Renburke, Irish, 1-4 pm, Bag Pipers, 4-6 pm, and Rock-A-Blues, rock, 7 pm, Mulhearn’s Irish Pub, 507 North Broadway, East Providence. 438-9292. No cover.

Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, Dublin Rose, Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9222. 2-5 pm. Pipe and Drum Corps, Bovi’s Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 2 pm.

The Tougas Brothers Irish Band, Duffy’s Tavern, 235 Tower Hill Rd., North Kingstown. 295-0073. 5-9 pm.

TUESDAY, MAR. 18

The Lois Vaughan Jazz Group w/Art Manchester, sax, Ben Coerper, guitar, 5-6 pm and The Bobby Ferreira-Carl Gerhard Duo, 4-5 pm, Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Dennis Cook, sax, Alan Bernstein, bass, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 Goat Island, Newport. newportchamber.com. 4-6 pm. Newport County Chamber of Commerce Expo 2014.

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Lessons, Judy (Zydeco) Rudnick, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragasett, 782-2597, www.thetowers.com/events, 6 – 8 pm, $$

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

Students in the Brown University Jazz Combos, Brown University, Grant Recital Hall, Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue, Providence. brown.edu/music/events. 8 pm.

Jefferson Starship, rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$$$, advanced purchase discount.

WEDNESDAY,  MAR. 19

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sara Barker, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragasett, 782-2597, www.thetowers.com/events, 6 pm: waltz, 7 pm: rumba, 8: tango, $$

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 Wednesday: The Cartells, jazz, swing, jump blues, Motown, R&B, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, free dance lessons, 7 pm, Music 7:30 – 10 pm,

Dave Burdett, trumpet, Kent Hewitt, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 pm

THURSDAY,  MAR. 20

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. $

FRIDAY, MAR. 21

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

Ron Sanfilippo, 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.

Steve Burke, jazz, Marchetti’s Restaurant, 1463 Park Ave, Cranston, 943-7649, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. 

Johnny A, solo guitar, soul, classic rock, (Jimmy Ryan, opens) Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

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

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

Tish Adams, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, Rick Casto, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, Aspire Rest., Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:30pm, no cover, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance.

Robbie O’Connell, Irish, Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol. 253-0390. 7:30 pm. $$, members discount.

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Americana, country blues, NOLA, , 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-12:30 am

Ronnie Burrage (keys/drums) Band w/ Shenel Johns, vocals, Eric Slaughter, guitars, Rick Tate, reeds, Nimrod Speaks, bass/organ, CD release “Heal”, 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,  $$$ 

Robert Cray, w/MSG Aucoustic Blues Trio, blues, Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, box office 474-7275, www.parktheatreri.com, 8pm, $$$$-$$$$$

Lisa Ferraro, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

Paul Geremia, blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm. No cover.

The Low Anthem, folk and blues with a gospel sound, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 9 pm. BYO drinks and food, Doors open 8:30pm,  $$ reservations recommended

Blue Ribbon Rhythm Band, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am, no cover 

SATURDAY,  MAR. 22

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

Steve Burke, jazz, Marchetti’s Restaurant, 1463 Park Ave., Cranston. 943-7649, marchettis.com. 5:30-8:30 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. $

Magnolia, Cajun, Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas St., Providence. 272-6243. 7 pm. $45 includes buffet. L’Alliance Francaise and Francophonie’s Francofête.

Dick Lupino, Mary Andrews, Jordan Nunes and Jeff Fountain, classic hits of the 50s -90s & The Great American Songbook, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 7-10 pm.

The Rat Pack: A Tribute, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 7:30 pm. $$-$$$$ (also see Sunday)

Enter The Haggis, roots rock, (Adam Ezra and Friends, open), Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

The Fat City Band, jump blues, R&B, dance band, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com., 8 pm, $$ 

The Cadillac Horns, jump blues, R&B, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, 8 pm $,

Legends of the Celtic Harp: Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, Celtic, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272, riverfolk.org. 8 pm. $$

Ralph Petterson (drums) “Unity Project” w/ Myron Walden, tenor, Darren Barrett, trumpett, Jake Sherman, jazz organ, 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,  $$$

Paul Geremia, with Chris Monti opening, blues guitar, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8:30 pm. BYO drinks and food, Doors open 8 pm,  $$ call for advanced purchase discount

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

Tish Adams, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, blues, ballads, jazz, Blue Water Bar & Grill, Barton Ave, Barrington, 247-0017, www.bluewatergrillri.com (www.tishadams.com) 9-11 pm, no cover, kitchen open until 10 pm.

Nasty Habits, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am, no cover

SUNDAY, MAR. 23

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. 

Narrows Blues Brunch,  Matt Stubbs Blues Band feat,/ Dennis Brennan, blues, funk Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. included buffet, cash bar, doors open 10:30, Music 11 am, $$$$ advanced purchase.

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

Dave Howard, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 1 – 4 pm, no cover 

The Rat Pack: A Tribute, tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 2 pm. $$-$$$$ (also see Saturday)

Greg Abate, sax, Kent Hewitt, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, and Artie Cabral, drums, jazz, swing, standards, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 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.

Evie Lanie & Keith Terry, banjo folk, blues, dancing, storytelling, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 6:30 pm. BYO drinks and food, Doors open 6 pm,  $$ discount for children & under 6 free.

Samatha Fish, classic blues guitar, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com., 7 pm, $$ 

MONDAY, MAR. 24

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

TUESDAY MAR. 25

The Atwater-Donnelly Duo, folk, Atrium Gallery, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence. 725-0247. Noon-1:30 pm. Free.

The John Badessa Big Band featuring Tony DelSignore, swing, The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick. 821-0060. 7:30-10:30 pm. $

COMMING UP

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

WRIU JAZZ NIGHT: Tish Adams, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Steve Silverstein, drums, jazz, blues, ballads, www.tishadams.com/schedule.php, Pearl Restaurant, 393 Charles St, Providence, 3331-3000, www.pearlrestaurantri.com, 7-10 pm, no cover, valet parking, WRIU giveaways, meet and greet WRIU DJ’s and fellow jazz fans, full kitchen (check website for hours of service & other info)

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

Manhattan Transfer, jazz, vocalise, pop, “The Living Room Sessions” an acoustic retrospective on their 40 years, Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, box office 474-7275, www.parktheatreri.com, 8pm, $$$$-$$$$$$.


posted by Bill Melone, 03/16/14