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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/5 TO 5/12/2014 

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

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

NOTE ADDITIONAL “SUMMER FESTIVALS” SECTION (at bottom)

MONDAY, MAY  5

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, $ 

TUESDAY, MAY 6

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

WEDNESDAY,  MAY 7

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.

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.

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

Marlene VerPlanck, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm

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

The Holmes Brothers: Wendell, guitar/keys/vocal, Sherman, bass/vocals, Popey Dixon, drums/vocals, blues, gospel. R&B, soul, Scullers, DoubleTree Suites, 400 Solders Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com/, 8 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 8

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

Rodney Crowell featuring Steuart Smith and Friends, and Shannon McNally, country, folk and roots, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount.

The Four Freshman, swing and standards, Scullers, DoubleTree Suites, 400 Solders Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com/, 8 & 10 pm, $$$$.

The Diving Ducks Blues Band, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub, 2 George St., Pawtucket. 724-5522, murphyslawri.com. 9 pm. No cover.

FRIDAY,  MAY 9

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

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

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

Joe Parrillo, 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.

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.

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

Dan Moretti, saxes, Joe Potenza (bass) Trio, 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.

Mr. Ho’s Orchestra, feat/Brian O’Neill, vibes, Geni Skendo, flute, Brad Barrett, bass, Jeremy Smith, percussion, Tev Stevig, guitar, strings, world jazz, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm, $$

The Travis Colby Band w/Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone, sax, Doug Woolvertone, trumpet,and Superchief Trio, blues/rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm. $$

Jay Farrar and Peter Bruntnell, country, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

The Jammin’ Divas featuring Aoife Clancy, Nicole Zuraitis, Kath Buckell, Hadar Noiberg and Craig Akin, folk, 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, $$

Rock N’ Soul Revue, Motown, swing, pop, rock, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm, $

Pendragon, Celtic, Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly. 596-2341, granitetheatre.com. 8 pm. $$. Benefit for theater’s restoration. 

Ramsey Lewis, jazz, Scullers, DoubleTree Suites, 400 Solders Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com/, 8 & 10 pm, $$$$.

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

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

Steve Davis (trombone) Quartet, w/Nat Reeves & the Jackie McLean All Stars, 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,  $$$$

Miss Wensday & The Cotillions, cabaret, vintage jazz, The Dorrance, 60 Dorrance St, Prividence, www.misswensday.com 521-6000, 9:30 pm – 1 am.

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 9:30 pm – 1 am, no cover 

SATURDAY,  MAY 10

Marlene VerPlanck, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.Dawn Chung, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St, Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 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.

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. $

The Tony Cipolla Group, jazz and standards, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7-10 pm.

Barry Brown and Bay Spring Folk, blues, folk, ragtime, 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.

Ramsey Lewis, jazz, Scullers, DoubleTree Suites, 400 Solders Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com/, 8 & 10 pm, $$$$.

Viktorija Gecyte, Paris-based (Lithuanian born) vocalist on her “Spring Fever Tour” w/her Go Trio: Gene Perla, bass, Sean Gough, piano, Colby Inzer, drums, feat./Joe Magnarelli, trumpet, NBC 10’s Gene Valicenti, guest host,jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Irish, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272, riverfolk.org. 8 pm. $$$, advanced purchase discount.

First Year Anniversary: feat/ Larry Coryell, Buster Williams, Lenny White, Javon Jackson, jazz, Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Black Oak Dr, East Lyme CT, www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886, doors open 6:30 pm show at 7:30 pm,  $$$$$$$ with free champagne toast, hors d’oeurves, cake.

The Duke Robillard Band, blues and jazz, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, 8 pm, $

Brooks Williams, singer/songwriter,Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. BYO drinks and food, 8 pm,  doors open &:30 pm, $$ advanced purchase discount.

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

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.

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.

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

SUNDAY, MAY 11

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. 

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals. Dennis Cook, sax, Jordan Nunes, piano, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Mothers Day Brunch.

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

Robin Soares & Friends, blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 1 – 4 pm, no cover

Harlem Gospel Choir, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 2 pm. $$; $$$$ includes brunch.

Domenic, Italian pop, Twin River Casino, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 2-6 pm. No cover. 18+.

Mothers’ Day Matinee Concert: Flynn Cohen & The Deadstring Society, multi-gendre acoustic string band, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. BYO drinks and food, 3 pm, doors open 2:30 pm, $$ advanced purchase discount, Moms half price!

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

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.

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

MONDAY, MAY 12

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, $ 

 

SUMMER FESTIVALS:

Misquamicut Springfest (4th Annual), Misquamicut State Beach, Main Stage, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. 322-1026, misquamicutfestival.org

FRIDAY, MAY 9:  Neal Vitullo and the Vipers featuring Dave Howard and Undaunted: Professor Harp, blues and rock, 7 pm. $ includes admission to fest, 5-11 pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 10:  Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks featuring Bobby Christina, Jeff Slate and the Early Roman Kings featuring Earl Slick and Steve Holly, The Beach Band, The Driftwoods, The Daphne Martins Band, Pirates for Peace and The Westmoreland Street Jammers, rock, blues, tribute to The Beach Boys and pop, noon. $ includes admission to fest, 11 am-11 pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 11:  Mindset, rock, and Aaron Norcross Jr., blues and rockabilly, noon. $ includes admission to fest, 11 am-5 pm.


posted by Bill Melone, 05/06/14