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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 1/20/2020 TO 1/27/2020

Posted Weekly – Search “wriu jazz listings” Or on wriu.org:  In center of home page under “Recent Blog Posts” if you see a “Jazz Listings” box click on “Read more” or under the “Information” tab at the top of the page, click Jazz Listings.

(notes: some gigs may require tickets, cover charges, or minimums; advanced purchase or other discounts may be available; and some may have been sold out, changed, or canceled – check with venue to confirm) 

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MONDAY, JANUARY 20

Ashlie Dawn, vocals, guitar, singer/songwriter, country/pop, Unplugged Acoustic Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

The Groove Merchants, feat./Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Gino Rosati, guitar, Michelle Hill, vocals, jazz, funk, blues, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm 

The House Combo: rhythm and blues, blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 p.m.-midnight.

3 folk, bluegrass Bands: Hollow Turtle (Warren RI) w/James and Joseph Cappelletti, Nick Preite, Ben Richard, and Alfie Purcell and Moon Hollow (Brattleboro VT) and Vanwho (Montreal Canada) Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com, 8 – 11pm

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

Radio Honey, sweet sounds from the 70s on, Unplugged Live Music Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, Joe Potenza, bass, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St. Pawtucket, 728-0800, 7:30 -10:30

The Autocrats, w/Leon Spradley, vocals, Mark Love Gonsalves, vocals, John Allmark, trumpet, Patrick Nigro, sax, Tucker Antell, sax, David Prout, guitar, Rusty Hughes, keys, John Vaughan, bass, Chris Ottaviano, percussion, Vinny Pagano, drums, funk, R&B, Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com, 9 pm

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Adam Hanna, singer-songwriter, guitar, influences: Springsteen, Mayer, Unplugged Live Music Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

Judy De Rossi, vocals, Barry DeRossi, piano, Zac Casher, drums, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Ed Peabody and The Big Blue Thang w/Ned Peabody, druma, Larry Parquette, keys, , Michael Barrett, guitar, Tony Carminati, bass, Deke  Kendarian, sax, blues, swing, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 6:30pm, Dance lessons 7pm, Show 7:30pm

Open Mic w/Beth Baron, all instruments and talents welcome, 6:30pm, PDV Jam Session w/Gregg Sheerod, vocals, with local guest artists, 8:30pm, Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com

Wednesday Jazz: Leland Baker (sax) and friends w/Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Soul Pocket Jazz Hang, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, theparlourri.com 9-10 pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

URI Dept of Music Spring 2020 Convocation 1, featuring faculty, students and special guests, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 12:30pm

Steve Burke: sax, vocals, smooth jazz/pop, Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston 232-0844. 7-10 pm

Straight Up Jazz Band, Stomping Ground, 132 Main St. Putnam, CT, (860) 928-7900, the-stomping-ground.com, 5:30 – 7pm

Sweet Mercy Trio, In the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8pm 

Vanishing Breed Band, traditional country and Southern rock, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Brian James Quintet feat./Brian Brouillard, saxophone, Seth Hajian, guitars, Mike Jacobs, drums and percussion, Jeff DiIorio, bass, soul jazz – with elements of funk and rock, The Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket, TheGuildRI.com, 724-1241, 7pm

Heidi Nirk (vocals) Band, w/Mark Taber, piano, Rob Nelson, guitar, Paul Tomasello, bass, Jack Matthews, drums, Richard “Li’l Cousin” Calitri, harmonica, blues, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm

Winehouse Project: Lisa Kay pays tribute to the memory of Amy Winehouse, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Another Tequila Sunrise – Eagles Tribute, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiutheatre.com, 8pm

Entrain: led by Tom Major, drums, and Brian Alex, lead singer/guitar, w/M’Talewa, bass, Rob Loyot, saxophone, keys, percussion, Hilary Noble, saxophone, percussion, Lennie Peterson, trombone, keys; funk, rock, reggae, swamp; opening Will Johnson (solo) singer/songwriter, from Husker Du, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm 

Fleet, sextet, indie rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Andrew Gillis Band, Boston rock n roller, Dan Blakeslee, Providence folk rocker, Beauquet, Ava Callery’s new project, Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com, (check with venue for time)

Nick Bosse and The Northern Roots, “real country ain’t dead”, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

George Garzone (tenor sax) Quartet, w/Robert Marullo, piano, Peter Slavov, bass, Joe Corsello, drums, Side Door Jazz Club, Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, eventbrite.com/o/the-side-door-jazz-club-4086763485. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 – 11pm.

World Premier Band, 6 member dance, party band, Last Resort, 349 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, 349-3500, 9pm

KG Express, 6 member R&B Show and Dance Band, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm – 12am

Crooked Coast + DELA, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 9pm – 12am

Radio Badland, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9pm – 12:30am 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

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

Evening Sky w/Joe Potenza, bass, Gino Rosati, guitar, Chris Brooks, pedal steel guitar, Eric Hastings, drums, jazz, blues, standards, The Parlour, 1119 North Main St, Providence, theparlourri.com, 5-8pm

Open Mic/Potluck: sign up begins at 5:30. there are 30 slots to play 3 songs or 12 minutes of music, but must be done by 11 pm, bring food to share, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd. Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5:30pm for sing-up and opening act, slots 6-11pm

URI Music Collage & the Southern New England Honor Band, ensembles and soloists from the URI Music Dept., and an invitation only concert band of high school student from Southern New England, coordinated by Gene Pollart and Brian Cardany, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/, 7pm

Briana White, vocals, guitar, singer/songwriter, ballads, rock, The Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket, TheGuildRI.com, 724-1241, 7pm

Debra Mann Memorial: by Dane Vanatter, vocals, Dino Govoni, sax, Brad Hatfield, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Steve Langone, drums, with special guest vocalists, George Leonard and Leni Kreienberg, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

The Mallett Brothers Band, alt-country, Americana, roots country, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7 pm, Show 8pm 

Trinity, 5 vocalists recreate the soaring harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and add acoustic fingerstyle & rhythm guitars, percussion, bass, and keyboard, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7:30pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11pm

The DeLoreans RI Band, feat./Amy Pinkham, vocals, Justin Draper, guitar, vocals, Tim Ison, bass, vocals,  Jim McHale, percussion, 50s to modern, dance, rock, groove, Hills Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 359-5512, 8pm

Saturday Night Jazz Series, TBA, Nico Nella’s, 10 Dorrance St., Providence, 421-1111, 8 pm

Creedence Revived – CCR Tribute, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiutheatre.com, 8pm

Aquanett, 80’s tribute band Tina Valenti, lead vocals, Rick Thompson, keyboards/vocals, Dave Ward, guitar, Michael Abdow, guitar, vocals, Matthew Macri, bass guitar, vocals, Edmond H. Dupont III, drums, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Yacouba Diabate, master Kora player born in Burkina Faso and the Chris Monti (singer/songwriter, guitar, harmonica) Band, w/Theo Regan, bass, Michael Lewis, drums, West African music, Blackstone River Theater, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, 725-9272, riverfolk.org, 8pm

Larry Fuller (piano) Trio, w/Vincent Dupont, bass, Jason Tiemann, drums, new album release, “Overjoyed,” Side Door Jazz Club, Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, eventbrite.com/o/the-side-door-jazz-club-4086763485. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 – 11pm. 

Smith&Weeden, These Wild Plains, Beth Barron, Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com doors 8pm, music 9pm

Red Handed, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm

Eddy’s Shoe, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30 am. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Milt Javery: jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Steve Burke: jazz, Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St., Wrentham MA, (508) 384-3003. 10 am. to 2 pm

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Jim Porcella, vocals, Chris Taylor, piano, Alan Berstein, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, standards, Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort/Wyndham Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570 reservations, facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/ 3-7 pm

Willie J. Laws Band, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm

“Reunion,” Peter Calo, guitar, vocals, Dan Moretti, sax, flute, Marty Ballou, bass, Marty Richards, drums, R&B, funk, alt folk, jazz, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd. Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5pm, show 6pm

Youth On-The-Mic: for 6th to 12th graders: solo singers and instrumentalists, small groups (no room for a drum set,) sign-ups for slots are first-come, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 5:30pm, Show 6 – 8pm 

Steve Smith & The Nakeds, The ten-man R&B band w/four-piece rhythm section, five-piece brass section, and it’s lead vocalist, Steve Smith, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6  – 9pm. 

John Allmark Super Jazz Octet, w/feat. Tucker Antell, Bob Bowlby and Nigel Yancy on saxophones, Angel Subero, trombone, Eugene Maslov, piano, Bill Miele, bass, Steve Langone, drums, Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com 7:30pm

Leland Baker (sax) Trio, jazz, Courtland Club, 51 Courtland St, Providence, 227-9300, bar & restaurant opens 5pm, music 8pm.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27

Briana White, vocals, guitar, singer/songwriter, ballads, rock, Unplugged Acoustic Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

The Groove Merchants, feat./Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Gino Rosati, guitar, Michelle Hill, vocals, jazz, funk, blues, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm

Kandace Springs, vocals, piano, w/Kariem Riggins, jazz, blues, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 7:30 (show to be taped for CTPT, arrive early)

The House Combo: rhythm and blues, blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 p.m.-midnight.

 

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

Jim Rice, vocals, “The Mood I’m In,” The Cabaret Club, The Arctic Playhouse, 1249 Main St., West Warwick, thearcticplayhouse.com, 7:30pm 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

URI Dept of Music​ Spring 2020 Convocation 2, featuring faculty, students and special guests, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 12:30pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Live Studio Performance by Dudmanbro w/Kyle Bell, lead vocals, guitar, Keith Kosut, bass, Jim Plaziack, drums, reggae, WRIU, 90.3 FM, Jazz With James, Friday 8-10am

Cyrus Chestnut (piano) Trio, w/Eric Wheeler, bass, Chris Beck, drums, Side Door Jazz Club, Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, eventbrite.com/o/the-side-door-jazz-club-4086763485. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 – 11pm. (also SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8)