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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 1/27/2020 TO 2/3/2020

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) 

URI and WRIU events and artists in blue

PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] with any corrections or additions 

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, 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.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

Acoustic Tandem, 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

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

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 29

Krissathi, vocals, piano, “retro pop,” has opened for Sheryl Crow and many super groups, Unplugged Live Music Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 5- 9 pm (note earliest start time)

Dan Morretti, sax, flute, Steve DiConte, guitar, vocals, Marty Ballou, bass, jazz, surf, blues, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Ricky King Russell, guitar, with VRBE Band, Tom Ferraro, guitar, Steven Bigelow, bass, vocals, Stan Kozlowski, drums, vocals, Paul Bouley, keys, R&B, roots, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, pubonparkri.com/events/, dance lessons, 6:30, band, 7:30 -10:30 pm 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Roger Ceresi (vocals) Trio, w/Jon Hathaway and Richard Ribb, guitars, blues, swing, music from 50s, 60s 70s, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 6:30pm, Dance lessons 7pm, Show 7:30 – 10pm

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 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

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

Deeply Rooted Jazz Jam: hosted by Blue Clue Quintet & special guest, Marty Ballou, bass, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, jam 7:30 – 10pm

Tyler-James Kell, of the Silks, In the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8pm 

Rusty Nuts, local rock band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

The Daybreaks Trio, The Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket, TheGuildRI.com, 724-1241, 7pm

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, pop, Brewed Awakenings Coffee House, 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 383-4682, 7pm

Billy Gilman, from Rhode Island, a finalist on The Voice, his first album “One Voice” reached  #1 on the County chart, returns to New England with a new sound, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 8pm

Eight To The Bar, w/Collin Tilton, sax, flute, Cynthia Lyon, leader, vocals, keys, Brinna Jones, vocals, percussion, Kevin Johnson, guitar, vocals, Eric Kuhn, bass, vocals, Justin Blackburn, drums, vocals, swing, boogie woogie, R&B, soul, motown, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. Knickmusic.org. doors 7pm, show 8pm 

Biscuit City w/Paula Clare Ciminero, keyboards, harmonica and vocals; Richard Ribb, guitar and vocals; Mike Tanaka, guitar; Sean Finnerty, bass and vocals, and Bro Dunn, drums, with special guest Mark Vinbury, guitar, traditional and alt country, roots rock, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm

Duke Robillard Band, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Up Close with Roger Ceresi, Jon Hathaway, & Jon Litwin at the 579 Benefit Street Restaurant, Pawtucket, Ri 02861, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Double Bill: Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish and Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, blues,  Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm 

He Said She Said, 6 member party rock band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Rick Germanson (piano) Trio, w/Nat Reeves, base, Jason Tiemann, 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.

Shermer High, 80s, Last Resort, 349 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, 349-3500, 9pm

Down City Band, 8 member dance band, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm – 12am

Cee Cee and the Riders, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9pm – 12:30am 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

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

High School Jazz Jam w/Dan Moretti, drop in, for more info contact Dan at: [email protected], The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd. Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com, 12n – 3pm

All-American Artistry: Kelli O’Conner, clarinet, and The New London Big Band, with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Toshiyuki Shimada, director, Price’s Concert Overture No.2, Artie Shaw’s Clarinet Concerto and a Big Band Medley, Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, (860) 444-7373 x1, gardearts.org, 7:30pm

Two Cat Tango, w/Rick McKinney, guitar, vocals, Dave Sienko, percussion, vocals, Maria Melleshnig, mandolin, guitar, vocals, David Lukens, bass, vocals, CD release, folk based pop rock, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 7:30pm

Gary Hoey, guitar, blues, latest album, “Neon Highway Blues.” Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

The Collective feat./Phill Adams, Will Evans, Marty Moroney, Tome White, Ben Wise, present the music of John Mayer, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7 pm, Show 8pm 

Bon Jersey, the Bon Jovi Experience, feat./Joe Ventura, whose stage moves and sound get him mistaken for Jon Bon Jovi, with a full 5 member tribute band, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7:30pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11pm

Tom Rush, accompanied by Matt Nakoa, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm 

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

Alter Ego, Stonington CT’s rock and party band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

The Gnomes, w/Phil Edmonds, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Mike Fischman, Peter Breen, Matt Demick, world-folk- fusion, also between sets feature by Cathy Clasper-Torch’s The Broad Street Fiddlers, Blackstone River Theater, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, 725-9272, riverfolk.org, 8pm

Ronnie Burrage (drums) & Holographic Principle, w/Nimrod Speaks, bass, Alex Collins, drums, latest album release, “Dance of the Great Spirit,” 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. 

Steve Smith & The Nakeds, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30 am. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (Superbowl Sunday – check with venues)

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

URI Brass Day Concert, featuring URI faculty, students and invited guests, including David Wharton, trumpet, Cathryn Cummings, horn, Jordon Jacobson, trombone, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., URI, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 4pm 

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 1 – 4pm (Note earlier time)

Chris Flory, guitar, vocals, Trio, has played with Benny Goodman also local and international jazz stars, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd. Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5pm, show 6pm

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

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 

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

 

COMING UP:

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)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Valentines Day with the Tish Adams (vocals) Trio, w/Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm