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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 11/18/2019 TO 11/25/2019

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, NOVEMBER 18

Steve Volkman, guitar, vocals, singer songwriter,  Unplugged Acoustic Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

The Groove Merchants, with returning special guest, Doug Woolverton, trumpet, 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.

URI Saxophone Studios Recital, solo and ensembles, classical and jazz, faculty instructors, Jon Amon and Bill Jones, B100, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 7:30-9:30pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Kyle Bell, guitar, vocals, acoustic reggae, Unplugged Acoustic Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, w/guests Tish Adams, vocals, 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, NOVEMBER 20

Radio Honey, sweet sound from the 70s through today, The Rooftop at the Providence G, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. [email protected] 6 – 9 p.m.

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

This is Reggae Music: Masterclass by Andy Brassford*, guitar, with URI Rastamonk Ensemble, Mark Berney, director,  C100, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 7:30-9:30pm (*performed with Monty Alexander’s Harlem Kingston Express)

Karen Frisk, vocals, Yvonne Monnett, piano, Bryan Rizzuto, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

“Mr. Nick” David, vocals, special guest with VRBE Band: usually: 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: The Chris Leigh Band, progressive blues rock,  Mowtown, R&B. rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 6:30pm, Dance lessons 7pm, Show 7:30 – 10pm 

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, NOVEMBER 21

Music Convocation 12, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 12:30-1:45pm

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, pop, Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 232-0844. 7 -10 p.m.

John, guitar, and Joanne, vocals, jazz, pop, Jo’s Bistro, 24 Memorial Boulevard West, Newport, 7pm to 10pm

Deeply Rooted Jazz Jam, Dave Zinno, special guest bassist and The Blue Clue Quintet, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 7:30pm

Victor Wainright (piano) Band, “King of Boogie Woogie” Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

Dar Williams, singer somgwriter, w/Bergin O’Malley  and Brian Crane, folk, roots, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7pm, show, 8pm. 

The Carleans, with singer songwriters Sarah MacLean, guitar, vocals, Rachel MacLean-Sargent, vocals, Jim Carpenter, guitar, vocals, and Corina Malbaurn, bass, folk, cajun Latin, Ameicana, in the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 7pm, Show 8pm 

Live Jazz Night: TBA, jazz, funk, swing, Norey’s Newport, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. Doors  4 pm for beverage and food service, music 8 pm 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

URI Marching Band, “Pass in Review” stage show, Brian Cardany, director, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 8 – 9:30pm

Bob Kendall (singer/songwriter) Band, Beatles/new wave inspired pop/rock, also Andy Stone Band, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm

Best Friend’s Girl, the Cars experience, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, doors, bar, gallery 7pm, show 8 – 11pm

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish, soulful blues, dance, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

The Other Favorites: Carson McKee, guitar, vocals, Josh Turner, guitar, banjo vocals, songwriters, folk, bluegrass, classic rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 7pm, Show 8pm 

Joe Potenza, bass, & Friends, Strings Bar & Grill, 183 George Waterman Rd, Johnston, 8 – 11:30pm

Street Survivor, Lynyrd Skynyrd “note for note” tribute, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

The Rodriguez Brothers: Michael, trumpet, Robert, piano, Obed Calvaire, drums,  Hamish Smith, bass, Samuel Torres, percussion, jazz, 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: a nine-piece band featuring four horns, a rhythm section, and five lead vocalists – one female (Kate Winslow) and four male – performing classic hits from the 1930’s up to today, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, pubonparkri.com/events/, 9 pm 

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Isabel Stover, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Mark Poniatowski. bass, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd. Portsmouth, 847-3777, greenvale.com, 1-4 pm.

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

Su Casa, w/Ian, vocal, guitar, piano, Dave, vocal, guitar, Kenn, bass, Pedro, drums, acoustic/electric, originals, roots, introductory set by The New Dirty Swedes (formerly Pedro and his All Star Band), The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 6:30pm, show 7 – 11pm

Joe Potenza (bass) & Friends, @ The Deck, 1 Waites Wharf, Newport, 846-3600, waiteswharf.com, 7 – 10pm

Kat Wright, and The Indomitable Soul Band, w/Shane Hardiman, keys, John Weinstein, bass, Bob Wagner, guitar, John Kimock/Colin Jalbert, drums, Luke Laplant, baritone sax, Jake Whitesell, tenor sax, Phil Rodriguez, trumpet.  Opening: The Wolff Sisters w/Rebecca, acoustic guitar, Rachael, electric guitar, Kat, keys, Will Rodriguez, drums, blues, roots, rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 7pm, show 8pm 

Diane Blue and Her All-Star Band, blues, CD release party, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

Completely Unchained, “The ultimate Van Halen tribute” plus David Lee Roth solo hits, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, 8 – 11pm

Adam Ezra Group: Corinna Smith, fiddle, Alex Martin, drums, Poche Ponce, bass, new CD tour “Better Than Bootleg,” remix of recordings of live shows, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7pm, show, 8pm. 

Merge Right, classic rock cover band, “From Aerosmith to ZZ Top…and almost everything in between,” Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11pm 

Allan Harris (vocals, guitar) Band, Shirazette Tinnin, drums, cajon, Arcoiris Sandoval, piano, keys, Nimrod Speaks, 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. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

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

Opera Workshop: Operatic repertoire and musical theater with sets and costumes by URI voice students and guest artists, Rene de la Garza, director, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 3 – 4pm

John Mollos, guitar, Art Manchester, saxs, flute, jazz, swing, Latin, pop, Jo’s Bistro, 24 Memorial Boulevard West, Newport, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Annett Sanders, vocals, Mike Renzi, 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 

Superchief Trio (5 members band), Keith Munslow, piano, Pam Murry, trombone, vocals, John Cote, drums, Tom Ferraro, guitar, Steve Bigelow, bass, honky tonk, barrelhouse blues, dance, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25

So District, funk band, 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:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Brass Attack: a nine-piece band featuring four horns, a rhythm section, and five lead vocalists – one female (Kate Winslow) and four male – performing classic hits from the 1930’s up to today, The Met, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket, 729-1005, themetri.com, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

1st Sunday Jazz: Sonic Surfers, Dan Moretti (sax, flute) Steve DeConti, guitar, CD release, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5pm, show 6pm