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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/26 TO 6/2/2014

(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  26

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

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, MAY 27

Steve Burke, jazz, Marchetti’s Restaurant, 1463 Park Ave., Cranston. 943-7649, marchettis.com. 5:30-9 pm.

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 Bandfeaturing Tony DelSignore, swing, The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick. 821-0060. 7:30-10:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  MAY 28

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

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

Classic Dance Hits of 50s to 90s: Mary Andrews, piano/vocals, Pat Cardeiro, guitar/vocals, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Jeff Fountain, drums, pop, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: The Zingerz, swing, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 7:30 – 10 pm, $ (free dance lesson at 7 pm)

Lauren Kinhan, jazz, originals, ballads, 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 29

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

The Mango Trio featuring Liz Parrillo, jazz, Vintage Restaurant, 2 South Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1234, vintageri.com. 7:30 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. $

Dave Stryker and Blue To The Bone, Freddie Hendrix, trumpet, Steve Slagle, alto, Gary Smulyan, bari sax, Jared Gold, B3 organ, Ralph Peterson, Jr, drums, jazz, blues, Scullers, DoubleTree Suites, 400 Solders Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com/, 8 pm, $$$.

WUMB presents John Fullbright, Patrick Coman, fusion of Amercana & pop, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount

Ken Vario, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 8 – 11 pm, no cover

FRIDAY,  MAY 30

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.

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.

Five Year Celebration, Part II: Superchief Trio, Ted Casher, sax, Joe Potenza, basses, jazz & ballads, 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.

New Black Eagle Jazz Band: Tony Pringle, cornet, Bill Novick, clarinet/alto, Stan Vincent, trombone, Bob Pilsbury, piano, Jesse Williams, bass, Peter Bullis, banjo, Bill Reynolds, drums, traditional NOLA jazz, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm, $$

Eric Darius, jazz, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 8 pm. $$$ advanced purchase discount

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

Bobby Caldwell, singer, soul, smooth 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

Siobhan Magnus w/Electrodrive, Neal McCarthy Trio, opens, rock,Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount

Michael Troy & Chuck Williams, guitar, singer songwriter Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. BYO drinks and food, 8 pm doors open 7:30 pm, $$ advanced purchase discount.

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

Jeremy Pelt (trumpet) Quintet, Ejazz, 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,  $$$

Haunt the House (CD release), The Alec K. Redfearn Trio and Ol’Factory, folk and blues, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. 621-9660, columbustheatre.com. 9 pm. $

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

SATURDAY,  MAY 31

Cassandra McKinley, vocals, Steve Heck, piano/vocals, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm. $

Bike and Blues the Blackstone, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272, riverfolk.org. Pendragon, folk, and Ken Lyon, blues, outside, and Chris Monti, blues, and Superchief Trio, honky tonk, inside, 4-8 pm. Bike from Woonsocket Depot, 1 Depot Square, 2:30 pm.

The Ocean Mistics, featuring Dennis McCarthy, rock and blues, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 3-6:30 pm.

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

Newport Concert Series: The Wailers, reggae, and Rusted Root, world, The Raven w/Doug Wolverton, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Avenue, Newport. (800) 745-3000, newportwaterfrontevents.com. 4:30 pm. $$$$-$$$$$$

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

Ron Sanfilippo, 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. $

Classic Dance Hits: Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Mary Andrews, piano/vocals, Pat Cardeiro, guitar/vocalsand Bill Andrews, drums, pop, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 7-10 pm.

David Maxwell’s (keys) Maximum Blues w/Sugay Ray Norcia, harmonica/vocals. Monster Mike Welch, guitar, Marty Ballou, bass, Per Hanson, drums, Opener: Chase Garrett, at 7 pm, blues, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm, $$

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

The Greg Abate Quintet , feat.  Gary Smulyan, bari sax, John Lockwood bass, Tim Ray, piano, Mark Walker, drums, jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$

Shelby Lynn w/full band, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm. $$$$$ advanced purchase discount

The Hi-Tone Ramblers, Tim Rowell, banjo/vocals, Cathy Mason, fiddle, Bethany Weiman, cello/vocals, Paul Stother, bass, Tim Fitzpatrick, guitar/vocals, Anglo & Afro-rooted songs, blues, traditional, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. BYO drinks and food, 8 pm doors open 7:30 pm, $.

Bobby Caldwell, singer, soul, smooth jazz, Scullers, DoubleTree Suites, 400 Solders Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com/, 8 & 10 pm, $$$$.

Etienne Charles, Creole 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 pm,  $$$

Rick Russell and the Cadillac Horns, blues, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, 8 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.

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

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.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, swing and rhythm and blues, Twin River Casino, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 2-6 pm. No cover. 18+

The Buddy Roach Duo, rock and jazz, Oak Hill Tavern, 565 Tower Hill Rd. (Route 1), North Kingstown. 294-3282. 4 pm. No cover.

Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com/bands/, 4-7 pm, no cover

ABC Trio w/guest TBA, 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

Toy Soldiers, folk, roots rock, blues and soul, and Quiet Life, Americana, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. 621-9660, columbustheatre.com. 9 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount.

The Ravens w/Doug Woolverton, trumpet, The Dockside, 1Waites Wharf, Newport, 619-1588, 10 pm – 1am.

MONDAY, JUNE 2

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:

PAULIE’S NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL (http://baevents.com/pauliesnolabluesandjazzfestival/)

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

Bobby Paltauf Band, Mern Shanno & The Membership, Roomful of Blues

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Big Al Carson & The Blues Masters, Billy Iuso & Restless Natives, Honey Island Swamp Band, Eric Lindell & The Sunliners, George Porter, Jr. & The Runnin’ Partners, Marcia Ball

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Little Freddie King, Big Chief Juan Pardo & The Golden Commanches, Glen David Andrews, Buckwheat Zydeco.

 

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 (www.newportjazzfest.org)

Friday, August 1, 2014  Fort Adams State Park

Gates: 10:00am / Music: 11:30 am- 6:00pmStage & Set Times (posted in July)

Jon Batiste & Stay HumanJohn Zorn's Masada Marathon: Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Kenny Wollesen & many others Miguel Zenón & The "Identities" Big Band Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Snarky Puppy Cécile McLorin Salvant Rudresh Mahanthappa - A Charlie Parker Project, A World Premiere Amir ElSaffar Quintet Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Steve Bernstein, Jon Irabagon, Dave Taylor, Brandon Seabrook, Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliott & Kevin Shea Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors URI Jazz Festival Big Band

Friday, August 1, 2014   International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino

Gates: 6:30pm / Music: 8:00pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Dee Dee Bridgewater - To Billie With Love

Saturday, August 2, 2014   Fort Adams State Park

Gates: 10:00am / Music: 10:30 am - 7:00pmStage & Set Times (posted in July)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland Gregory Porter Robert Glasper Experiment SFJAZZ Collective: Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, David Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire Cécile McLorin Salvant Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band with Jon Cowherd, Chris Thomas, Melvin Butler & Myron Walden Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo, Alvaro Benavides, & Jhaire Sala Dick Hyman, Howard Alden & Jay Leonhart Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet Newport Now 60 Band: Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn Umbria Jazz presents Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda RIMEA Senior All-State Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, August 3, 2014   Fort Adams State Park

Gates: 10:00am / Music: 10:30 am - 7:00pm

Stage & Set Times (posted in July)

Bobby McFerrin spirityouall David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf Dr. John & The Nite Trippers Gary Burton New Quartet with Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Marcus Gilmore Vijay Iyer Sextet with Graham Haynes, Mark Shim, Steve Lehman, Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore Danilo Perez Panama 500 with Ben Street, Adam Cruz Django Festival All-Stars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier, Peter Beets & Brian Torff Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone & Donald Vega Lee Konitz Quartet with special guest Grace Kelly Ravi Coltrane



posted by Bill Melone, 05/26/14