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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 3/31 TO 4/7/2014


Posted on www.wriu.org/jazz/listings/index.php

(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. 31

The Fifth Element House Band featuring John Sippell, Alex Chapman, Nick Sanfilippo and Doug Woolverton, pop, funk, rhythm and blues, soul and easy listening,, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.

Carolina Chocolate Drops, folk, Birds of Chicago, opens, 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, $ 

TUESDAY APRIL 1

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7 – 10:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 2

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

The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and Michelle Cruze Illuminated States, jazz and rock fusion, Fête, 103 Dike St., Providence. 383-1112, fetemusic.com. 7 pm. $. All ages.

Let’s Dance Wednesday: TBA, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, free dance lessons, 7 pm, Music 7:30 – 10 pm,

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

THURSDAY,  APRIL 3

Gideon Freudmann, String.Improvisation Workshop, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragasett, 782-2597, www.thetowers.com/events, 4:30 – 8:30 am, Listeners $, Participants $$

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. $

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

Hot Club of Cowtown, western swing trio, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

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

Dawn Chung, 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. 

Ted Casher, sax, John Baboian, 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.

Steve Burke, jazz, pop, Rhode Island Yacht Club, 1 Ocean Ave, Cranston, 941-0220

Dennis McCarthy, vocals, Paul Bouley, piano, Marty Richards, 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.

Greg Abate, sax, Kent Hewitt, piano, Bill Morrison, bass, Norwich Center For The Arts, Main St., Norwich, CT, (860) 887-2789, www.norwicharts.org, 8 pm, $$

The James Montgomery Blues Band, blues/rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$

Ronnie Earl, blues, jazz, R&B, 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-12:30 am

Dario Boente (piano) and Company, Richard Padron, guitar, Itaiguara Brandao, bass, Pablo Bencid, drums, Latin jazz, 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.

Mark Cutler and Men Of Great Courage, blues, R&B, Celtic, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. call for time and tickets

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

SATURDAY,  APRIL 5

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. $

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

Roy Assaf (piano) Trio, w/Raviv Markovitz, bass, Vinnie Goldbas, 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,  $$$

Lenny Soloman, singer songwriter, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm. BYO drinks and food, Doors open 7:30 pm,  $$

Los Gatos w/John Monlos, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8 pm – 12m ,

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

Steve Broderick & 100 Watt Sun, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am, no cover

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

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.

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

The Bohemian Quartet, passionate Romani music, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragasett, 782-2597, www.thetowers.com/events, 2 pm, pot luck reception following, free with donations accepted

Greg Abate Trio, Benefit for “Who’s Who in Rhode Island Jazz” new edition, Moses Brown School, Providence, 3 – 6 pm, donations

ABC Trio with guest TBA, jazz, swing, standards, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

Los Gatos, Dance Party, Floor Time Dance Studio, 1038 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, 849-5678, 6 – 9 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.

Lloyd Kaplan & The Aristocats, Bob Ardern and Manitoba Hal, jazz, Americana, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. BYO drinks and food, Call for time and $

Sunday Night Blues Jam w/Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8:30 pm – 12 m

MONDAY, APRIL 7

The Fifth Element House Band featuring John Sippell, Alex Chapman, Nick Sanfilippo and Doug Woolverton, pop, funk, rhythm and blues, soul and easy listening,, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.

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 12

Dan Moretti Celebrates 25 Years of Recording, with Steve DiConti, guitar, Tim Ray, piano, Marty Ballou, drums, Jorge Najaro, percussion, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com., 8 pm, $$ (First 50 reservations receive compilation CD from 25 years of recording)

 

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, 03/31/14