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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 3/24 TO 3/31/2014

(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. 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. $

WEDNESDAY,  MAR. 26

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: Dan Lord and the Big Shots, blues, rock, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, free dance lessons, 7 pm, Music 7:30 – 10 pm,

Classic Hits 50s – 90s: Mary Andrews, piano/vocals, Pat Cardeiro, guitar/vocal, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Jeff Fountain, drums, pop, dance, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 pm

Jake Shimabukuro, jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco, Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com. 7:30 pm. $25-$39.

THURSDAY,  MAR. 27

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 – 11 pm. $

Corey Pesaturo and Friends, jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 6 pm. $$. NRI Community Services 12th Community Champions Music Series.

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and Connor Kennedy, soul, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

FRIDAY, MAR. 28

Stan Holtzman, 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. 

Girls, Guns, & Glory & Sarah Borges: CD Release Party “Good Luck” and “Radio Sweetheart,” Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

Jeff Stout, trumpet, Steve Heck, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm. 

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

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

Greg Takemoto & Marcus Monteiro, saxes, Gino Rosati, guitar, Alex Chapman, 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.

Pat Loncar and Diamond Centofanti, jazz, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 7:30-10:30 pm. No cover.

Neal Vitullo and the Vipers, blues/rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$$

The Thor Jensen Jazz Organization, jazz, Gypsy jazz, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com, 8 pm,

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

Oscar Penas, guitar, Moto Fukushima, bass, Richie Barshoy, drums, Sara Coswell,, violin, 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,  $$$ 

The Rich Hundley Trio featuring Bruce Smith, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

Cantrip, Scottish, Celtic, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 9 pm. BYO drinks and food, Doors open 8:30pm,  $$ advanced purchase discount

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

SATURDAY,  MAR. 29

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

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

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

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).

Mike G. and 2 Man Groove, jazz, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 7:30-10:30 pm. No cover.

Cory Pesaturo (accordion) Quintet, John Allmark, trumpet, Claire Dixon, vocals, Marty Ballou, bass, Bob Gullotti, drums, jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com., 8 pm, $$

Noah Baerman Trio, w/Henry Lugo, bass, Vinnie Sperrazza, drums, 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,  $$$

Martin Swinger, singer songwriter, Charlie Cover, humorous songs & stories, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7 pm. BYO drinks and food, Doors open 6:30 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 am.

Turkuaz and The Alan Evans Trio, soul, funk and jazz, Spot Underground, 101 Richmond St., Providence. 383-7133, thespotprovidence.com. 9 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount. 18+.

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

SUNDAY, MAR. 30

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.

Tim Taylor Blues Band, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 1 – 4 pm, no cover 

Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers, jazz cabaret, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 2-6 pm. No cover. 18+.

Doug Woolverton, trumpet, Greg Wardson, piano, Paul DelNero, 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.

Rory Block with Marjorie Thomson, acoustic folk & blues, 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.

Turkuaz and The Alan Evans Trio, soul, funk and jazz, Spot Underground, 101 Richmond St., Providence. 383-7133, thespotprovidence.com. 9 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount. 18+.

MONDAY, MAR. 31

Carolina Chocolate Drops, folk, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$$ advanced purchase discount

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

COMMING UP

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, $$$$-$$$$$$.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

URI Jazz Combos, Joe Parillo, Coordinator, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 7:30 pm, $$, discount for students.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

RIC Jazz Combos, Greg Abate, director, Forman Theater, RIC, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Providence, www.ric.edu/mtd/calendar.php 7 pm, free

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

URI Big Band/Jazz Ensemble, Jared Sims, director, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 8 pm, $$, discount for students.


posted by Bill Melone, 03/24/14