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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/16/2019 TO 12/23/2019

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, DECEMBER 16

So Distinct, 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, DECEMBER 17

Radio Honey, plating sweet sounds of the 70s through today, 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/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, DECEMBER 18

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

Ginny Conely, vocals, Bill Morretii, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

17th Annual A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan, music, dancing, stories from musicians, dancers, from around the Celtic world, TheVets, One Avenue of The Arts (off Francis St.) Providence, 421-2787, thevetsri.com, 7:30pm

Christmas Party “with a cavalcade of special guests” and the 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 

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, DECEMBER 19

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

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship, Vets, One Avenue of The Arts (off Francis St.) Providence, 421-2787, thevetsri.com, 7pm

He Had A Southern Accent: Greg Klyma, singer, guitar, electric bass, banjo, and more, presents Tom Petty’s music, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Smug Honey w/George Richter, guitar, vocals, Kyle Takata, bass, keyboard, and saxophone, Luca Simeone, guitar, keyboard, vocals, and trumpet, Sam McCarthy, drum set and percussion, originals with jazz, doul, alternative influences, Pumphouse Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8-11pm 

“WBCN and The American Revolution” screening of a documentary on the early days of the legendary underground radio station set against the profound political, social, and cultural changes of the late-1960s and early-70s in Boston and nationally. Q & A with director Bill Lichtenstein and WBCN airstaff, including WRIU DJ Sam Kopper who was BCN’s first rock Program Director and Debbie Ullman the first woman DJ on Boston radio who was hired by Sam, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm

Sandy Allen (of the Hoolios), In the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8pm 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Blue Blue Xmas Concert: Atlantic City Blues Brothers are Christian Milazzo and Cooper Jordan, playing Jake and Elwood, blues, soul, rock, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11:30pm

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

Duke Robillard (guitar, vocals) Band, jazz, blues, roots, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8-11pm

The Pelz Men w/Joe Potenza, Strings Bar & Grill, 183 George Waterman Rd, Johnston, 8pm – 12m

The Peacheaters: An Allman Brothers Band Experience, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Jeff Pitchell, guitar, vocals, and Special Guest James Montgomery, harmonica, vocals, and Texas Flood, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm   

Katie Perkins, singer of “soulful, crystal-clear vocals,” working on her 3rd studio album, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Cherish the Ladies, Celtic Christmas, Irish-American all-female Quintet, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London CT, (860) 444-7373, gardarts.org, 8pm

(SOLD OUT) Christian Sands (piano) Trio 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.

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

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

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

Aging Disgracefully, by Charlie Hall and Doreen Collins, present a “funny take on aging and the struggles we go through to stay and act younger…  Through laughter and music”, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7pm galleries, bar, Show 7:30 – 9pm

Evening Sky w/Joe Potenza, bass, Gino Rosati, guitar, Chris Brooks, pedal steel guitar, Eric Hastings, drums, roots infused jazz, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, 5-8 pm

Christmas Show: The DownStairs Band, Brewed Awakening, 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 276-6654, 8-11pm

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

Vox Hunters w/Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardil, multi-instumentalists and singers, “singers of old songs and…local music”, folk, initial appearance: Cold Chocolate w/Ethan Robbins, guitar, and Ariel Bernstein, percussion, harmonising vocals, folk, funk, bluegrass, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8-11pm

Last Child, Aerosmith tribute show, feat./Bobby Martin, as Steven Tyler, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, pm, Show 8pm 

Chan’s Holiday Extravaganza: feat./Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone (sax) & The All Star Chan Clan w/Special Guest Vocalist: Toni Lynn Washington, and Willie J. Laws, guitar, Eddie Scheer, drums, Johnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi, trumpet, Johnny Juxo, keys, Bobby “The Breeze: Holfelder, trombone, Randy Bramell, bass, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

Donna the Buffalo, roots, danceable groove, with originals written by founding members Jeb Puryear and  Tara Nevin, opening: Neal McCarthy, vocals, guitar, New album release: “Dance in the Street,” Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Mullet: rock quartet presenting the sound and look of the best of the 80s “Hair Bands,”  Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11pm 

(SOLD OUT) Christian Sands (piano) Trio 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.

Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra, Holiday Bash & Dance Party, The Ocean Mist, 295 Matunuck Beach Rd, Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net., 9pm

Take It To The Bridge, funk rock, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30 am. 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22

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

Neal and the Vipers w/Dave Howard, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm 

Borderline Genius, local three piece rock band, modern and classic rock, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6 – 9pm 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23

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, DECEMBER 28

Daryl Sherman, vocals, piano, (from Woonsocket now based in New York City), Greg Abate, sax, flute, Jean McKenna O’Donnell, vocalist, Jon Wheatley, guitar, Marshall Wood, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, ballads, standards, cabaret, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, Brewed Awakening, 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 276-6654, 8-11pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, pop, Tumble Salt, 1 Morgan Ave. (off  Rt.15, Mineral Spring Ave) North Providence, 349-0557, 6 pm – 12m

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

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.