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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 11/25/2019 TO 12/2/2019

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 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.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

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, NOVEMBER 27

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

Joe Esposito, sax, Steve Heck, piano, Mark Poniatowski, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Neal Vitullo, guitar, 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 

Wooden Horse, Crosby, Stills and Nash tribute band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11pm 

Sugar w/Marcy Kelly and Natalia Mortrude, vocals, Joe Michael, guitar, Israel Malek, keyboards/vocals, Andrew Chaney, bass/vocals, Ric Haddad, drums, Matthew Dean, percussion, & Klyph Johnson, saxophone/keyboards, disco, funk, hip-hop, R&B, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors 8 pm, music 9 pm. (Let’s Dance Wednesday returns 12/4)

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 28 (THANKSGIVING DAY – CHECK WITH VENUES)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

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

Ornament, an evening of music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, holiday classics set in rock, blues, gospel idioms, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 p.m.

Skipping Stones w/K. Maginel, fiddle, and Cub Wyse, guitar, blues duo, playing originals that reflect early American music with vocal harmonies and Peruvian panpipes, 5 string banjo and more, introductory show w/Seagrass, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm

James Montgomery (harmonica, vocals) Band, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

SOULSHOT w/David “Daveydread” Turano, bass, David Prout-guitar, Rob Liguori, alto, tenor and flute Frank Moniz, tenor sax, Grayson Farmer, trumpet, Mark Berney, trumpet, Thom O’Brien, rhythm guitar and vocals, Dion Knibb, vocals, Eric Williams, vocals, Ken Stewart,  keys, Rider McCoy, keys, Krys Jackson, drums, Zeke Carlson, percussion,  reggae, ska, rocksteady; also appearing, Professor Roots, reggae, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 7pm, Show 8pm 

Roomful of Blues, Chis Vachon, guitar, Rich Lataille, tenor and alto saxophonist, Mark Earley, baritone and tenor saxophonist, John Turner, bass, Carl Gerhard, trumpeter, Chris Anzalone, drummer, Rusty Scott, keyboard, opener, Kemp Harris, singer, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Joe Potenza, bass w/Mattson Mederios Band, The Dorrance, 60 Dorrance St. Providence, 9:30pm – 12:30am.

Screaming Eagles, Blackfoot meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, in a dark alley, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Charles Turner (vocals) Quartet, Richard Johnson, piano, Christian Dillingham, bass, Clifton Wallace, drums, 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.

Roger Ceresi & AllStarz, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30am 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Brenda Padula, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Paul Del Nero. 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

Evening Sky w/Geno Rosati, guitar, Chris Brooks, pedal steel guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Eric Hastings, drums Joe Potenza, bass, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, theparlourri.com, 5 – 8pm

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

Danny Klein’s Full House, celebrating the music of the J. Geils Band (Danny was an original member), Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

Will Evans (drums, singer/songwriter) & Rising Tide, introductory set, Jake Mortrude, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 7pm, show 8pm 

Troublemakers w/Michael “Tunes” Antunes, music of the Allman Brothers and other favorites, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11:30pm

Under the Streetlamp, vocal quartet, rock classics, pop holiday tunes, Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, 467-7275, parktheatreri.com, 8pm. 

Two Bands: Roc-Kin’-On and Hijacked, rock, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11pm 

Sarah Borges, back with The Broken Singles, opening, Nocturnal Adoration Society, rock-tinged bluegrass duet, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Rhythm Future Quartet: Jason Anick, violin, Olli Soikkeli, guitar, Max O’Rourke, second guitar, Greg Loughman, 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 8:30-11pm.

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

(NEW) Beatles Jazz Brunch: Nat Beauvais (bass) Quintet, unique, original arrangements of the Beatles’ songbook, Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com (check with venue for start time) 

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: Greg Abate, alto sax, flute, Kent Hewitt, 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 

Pat Halpin & the 351s, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm

First Sunday Jazz: The Sonic Surfers, new CD release; w/Dan Morretti, sax, flute, Steve DeConti, guitar, vocals, Marty Richards, drums, Lou Bocciarelli, bass, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5pm, show 6pm

Virna Brown, Celine & Cher Tribute, Felicia Doble & Christine Hobbs add their vocal and dance talents, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6 – 9pm 

Kelsey Foeller, graduate violin recital, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 7 – 8pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

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 

Lively Experiment, elite chamber vocal group, Mark Conley, C100, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 7:30pm

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

 

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

URI Jazz Combos II, Joseph Parillo and Jazz Dept. faculty, coordinators, small jazz groups, present various styles of jazz, B101, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 7:30pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

URI Big Band, Joseph Parillo, coordinator, the jazz band that plays annually at the Newport Jazz Festival, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 8pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

URI Concert Band, 90 piece wind band, Brian Cardany, coordinator, B101, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 8pm

Holiday Pops, Clafin Hill Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Milford Community Chorus, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 p.m.

Sarah Potenza, singer/songwriter, blues, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm