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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 4/28 TO 5/5/2014

(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, APRIL 28

Benjamin Marcoux, Senior Jazz Saxophone Recital, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, www.uri.edu/music, 7 pm, free.

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, $ 

TUESDAY APRIL 29

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.

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

WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 30

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

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.

Jon Batiste and Stay Human, jazz, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Newport. 341-2295. 7:30 pm. $$$; student with ID and youth 18 and under free. Benefit for education programs of Newport Festivals Foundation.

Rick Costa Trio, jazz, DeWolf Tavern, 259 Thames St. Bristol, 254-2005, 7:30-9:30 pm

Dan Moretti, saxes, Mike Renzi, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Superchief Trio, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 7:30 – 10 pm, $ (free dance lesson at 7 pm)

Travis Colby, keys, Doug Woolverton, trumpet, Mark Texeria, drums, blues, L’attitude, 2190 Broad St., Cranston, 780-8700, http://www.lattituderi.com/promotions.php, 8:30 – 11:30 pm

THURSDAY,  MAY 1

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

FRIDAY,  MAY 2

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

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

Lois Vaughan, piano 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.

Dennis Cook, sax, Yvonne Monnett, piano/vocala, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, pop, 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, Rhode Island Yacht Club, 1 Ocean Ave., Cranston. 941-3335. 7-11 pm.

Tyra Penn, singing the music of Tom Waits, Paul Courchaine, guitar, Paul Buono, piano, 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.

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

Amy Black, singer/songwriter, roots, CD release, “This Is Home,” Jesse Terry, opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

Brother Sun: Greg Greenway, Pat Walker, Joe Jencks, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, a capella, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm, doors open at 7:30, $$ advanced purchase discount

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

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

Honky Tonk Masquerade, country, western swing and honky-tonk, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm. No cover.

Johnny & The East Coast Rockers, rhythm and blues, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 pm.

The Cookers: Cecil McBee, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, David Weiss, Billy Hart, 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 Gregg Sherrod Band, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am, no cover 

SATURDAY,  MAY 3

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Angela Bacari, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, 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. 

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

Jazz in the Air, Squantum Association, 947 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Riverside. 434-4496. 6 pm. Benefit for Sophia Academy. donation

Dawn Chung, 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. $

Don Barry, Flynn Cohen, Sherman Lee Dillon, Debbie Palmarini and ”Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe, blues, folk and honky tonk, Wamsutta Club, 427 County St., New Bedford. (508) 997-7431. 7 pm. $$, advanced purchase discount, also for children and seniors.

Denise DeCaro, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Joe Esposito, sax, Artie Cabral, drums, jazz, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 7-10 pm.

RI Music Hall of Fame Concert and Induction Ceremony: Tavares, rhythm and blues, funk and soul, Mac Odom and the Travis Colby Band, tribute to Freddie Scott, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, 79 Washington St., Providence. 331-5876, lupos.com. 7-10 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount, $$$ reserved mezzanine, $$$$ Gold Circle, All ages.

Catie Curtis, folk, Stone Church Coffee House, First Congregational Church, 280 High St., Bristol. 253-4813, stonechurchcoffeehouse.com. 7:30 pm. $$ student discount; children 5 and under free.

Mississippi Heat, blues and rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$

The Atwater-Donnelly Band featuring Cathy Clasper-Torch and Kevin Doyle, folk, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272, riverfolk.org. 8 pm. $$

Black & White featuring Chris “Stovall” Brown, swing blues and roots rock, Escada Restaurant and Bar, 39 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 233-0007, escadabar.com.

Ana Egge, bluegrass, country and swing, folk, Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. 683-5085, commonfencemusic.org. 8 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount.

Steve Wilson (saxes) Wilsonian’s Grain Quartet w/Orrin Evans, piano, Ugonna Okegwo, bass, Bill Stewart, drums, 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,  $$$

Magnolia, Cajun, German Club, 78 Carter Ave., Pawtucket. 383-1333, (508) 636-3867, magnoliacajunband.com. 8 pm. $$. Dance lessons 7:30 pm. Singles welcome.

The Revelations featuring Jesse Dee, soul and R&B, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, 8 pm, $

Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage, rock, blues, Americana and roots, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 pm. $$. Limited seating.

The Kennedys, folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. BYO drinks and food, 7 pm,  $$ advanced purchase discount.

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.

Touch of Spice featuring Kevin Gomes and LuAnn Dutra, pop, Benjamin’s Restaurant, 698 Bay St., Taunton, Mass. (508) 824-6313. 8:30 pm-midnight.

Doug Woolverton Band, jump blues, Iron Works Tavern, 697 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, 739-5111, http://www.theironworkstavern.com, 9 pm, all ages

Veronica Robles and the Mariachis, Mexican, and Los Primos de Palencia, Guatemalan, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 9 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount; All Ages. Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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

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

Toni Lynn Washington, blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 1 – 4 pm, no cover

Frank and Marilyn, tributes to Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, jazz and pop, Twin River Casino, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 2-6 pm. No cover. 18+.

Berklee World Strings, jazz, bluegrass and world, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, thetowersri.com. 2 pm. $$

ABC Trio w guest TBA, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Artie Cabral, drums, jazz, swing, standards, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

RI Music Hall of Fame Concert and Induction Ceremony: Duke Robillard, blues and jazz, Cheryl Wheeler, folk and pop, The Mark II, oldies and rockabilly, and Dan Moretti, tribute to Paul Gonsalves, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 3 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount;. All Ages.

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

The Black Cadillac Trio and The Khourys, blues, rock and soul, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$. Benefit for the Mastery School of Independent Learning.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 28

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.

RIC Concert Jazz Band directed by Joseph Foley, Rhode Island College Sapinsley Hall, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. 8 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:  TUESDAY, MAY 7

Providence Rotary Jazz Fest (3rd Annual), Fête, 103 Dike St., Providence. 241-7751, ProvidenceRotary.org. Gray Sargent, guitar, Marshall Wood, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, Jim Porcella, vocals, Christine Fawson, trumpet/vocals, Dan Moretti (saxes) and The Hammond Boys feat/ Dave Limina, Lorne Entress, Jesse Williams and Neal Itzler. 7 pm. $$$; VIP $$$$$$$ includes pre-show reception at 6 pm. Benefit for the Providence Rotary Charities Foundation.


posted by Bill Melone, 04/28/14