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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 1/6/2020 TO 1/13/2020

Posted Weekly – Search “wriu jazz listings” Or on wriu.org:  In center of home page under “Recent Blog Posts” 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 6

Nate Christian, vocals, guitar, pop, rock, Unplugged Live Music 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 John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm, All ages. Vinyl 

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

Gay Perkoski, vocals, guitar, singer/songwriter, 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, w/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 8

Do Distinct, funk band, Unplugged Live Music Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

Nancy Paolino, vocals, Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: The Cartells, jazz, swing, Motown, R&B, rock, 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 9

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

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

Delfeayo Marsalis (trombone) Uptown Jazz Orchestra, NOLA musicians playing blues, jazz standards, new originals, and traditional “second line” improvisations,  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. (Note Added Thursday Show)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

Ginny Conely, vocals, Bill Moretti, piano, ballads, standards, jazz, Brewed Awakening, 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 276-6654, 8-11pm

Amplified Rock Extravaganza: Dirty Birds, Letters To Jenny, People Eating Plastic, Rest Ashore/Eric Butts, solo, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 7 – 11pm 

Portrait in Jazz w/Brad Ellenberg, guitar, Gary Bohan, trumpet/flugelhorn, Chris Hildebrand, sax, Bob Abruzese, bass, Grant Smith, drums, with special guest vocalist Ashley Kamal, Extended Play Sessions, The Fallout Shelter, 61 Endicott St. Norwood MA, grcpac.yapsody.com, admission includes light buffet (while it lasts) doors 6, music 7-9:30pm

Trinity, A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm 

Anthony Geraci (piano, organ) and The Boston Blues All Stars w/Jeff Armstrong, drums, Michael Mudcat Ward, bass, Troy Gonyea, guitar, Dennis Brennan, vocals, harmonica, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Louie Likes it Hot feat./Jack Babineau (guitar vocals) Group, blues, Marquee Room (limited seating,) Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiutheatre.com, 8pm

Mystic Dead, playing the music of the Grateful Dead, Opening: Curveball Rescue League, Phil Adams/Phish Tribute Band, saxophone, keyboards, disco, funk, hip hop, R&B, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Country Fridays: Scott Fowler & Southbound, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Tamir Hendelman (piano) Trio w/Noam Wiesenberg, bass, Daniel Dor, 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.

Soapbox Saints, Teledynes, rockabilly, blues, surf, country and rock, Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

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

Tony Cipolla Group, jazz, standards, Cucina Rustica, 555 Atwood Ave, Cranston, 944-2500, cucinarustica.com, 6:30pm

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, Fazzini’s Restaurant, 2120 Diamond Hill Rd., Woonsocket, 6:30 – 9:30pm

The Indestructibles, Third-wave Ska, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7:30pm, show 8pm

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

1964, Beatles Tribute, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiutheatre.com, 8pm

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, with special guest, Matt York, blues, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7 pm, Show 8pm 

Jeff Pitchell (guitar, vocals) and Texas Flood, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Fellswater, Celtic, Blackstone River Theater, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, 725-9272, riverfolk.org, 8pm

Cheryl Wheeler, singer/songwriter, storyteller, opening Kenny White, piano, singer/songwriter, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm 

The Losers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Jeff Fuller (bass) & Friends, w/Ben Bilello, drums, Darren Litzie, bass, 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.

Brass Attack, Last Resort, 349 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, 349-3500, 8:30pm

Sound of Newport, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

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: Tom Pasquereli, alto flute, Chris Taylor, piano, Bryan Rizutto, bass, Vinny Pagano, drums, jazz, standards, Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort/Wyndham Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570 reservations, facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/ 3-7 pm 

Ed Peabody’s Big Blue Thang!, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm

WhistleStop Rock, the little festival that could, will transport these New England Power *Pop* Punk queens to the big-hearted capitol of the smallest state, when they kick off the tour in Providence 18+, BANDS: 4:00  Field Day, 4:55 Cold expectations, 5:50 The Knock Ups, 6:45 PVD Supergroup feat members of VulGarrity, Red Mantis, Metric Electric & Heather Rose in Clover, 7:25 – 8:05PM: Kid Gulliver, 8:20 – 9PM: The Chelsea Curve, 9:15 – 9:55PM:  HRIC, 10:10 – 10:50PM: Justine and the Unclean. 11:05 – 11:45PM: PowerSlut, Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com www.eventbrite.com/e/whistlestop-rock-festival-providence-tickets-86187883279?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Rhode Island Food Bank Fundraiser: Paula Clare (vocals) Band w/Mike Tanaka, Mark Vinbury, John Debossu, Richard Reed, Bro Dunn, and special guest David Bolender, sax, vocals, “A Taste of Summer” food provided by Crazy Burger, Monahan’s Ice Cream, reservations 527-7879,  The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, 7:30pm

MONDAY, JANUARY 13

Steve Volkman, vocals, guitar, pop, 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, JANUARY 17

Assia Ahatt (electric violin) with Ethan Bortnik, piano and an orchestra, with background singers and dancers, special interpretations of modern classics and American pop hits, Park Theatre, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, 467-7275, parktheatreri.com, 7pm

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiutheatre.com, 8pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

Mattson Medeiros Band w/Bruce Mattson, keys, B3 organ, Tony Medeiros, guitar, vocals, Joe Potenza, bass, Dan Hann, drums, percussion, Walt Bostian, trombone, NOLA, R&B, CD Release, Extended Play Sessions, The Fallout Shelter, 61 Endicott St. Norwood MA, grcpac.yapsody.com, admission includes light buffet (while it lasts) doors 6, music 7-9:30pm

Greg Abate (alto sax, flute) Sextet, w/Kent Hewitt, piano, Todd Baker, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, Arnie Krakowsky, tenor sax, Jeff Stout, trumpet, jazz, standards, originals, Opening: Mount St. Charles Academy Contemporary Musical Ensembles, 7 pm, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

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