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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/2/2019 TO 12/9/2019

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(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 2

Nate Christian, guitar, vocals, keys, 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 

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 

(POSTPONED TO 12/9) The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra: The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 9 p.m. All ages..

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

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

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

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 4

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

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

Ida Zecco, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Alan Berstein, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Ricky King Russel, 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 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Al Copley Quintet, blues piano, boogie woogie, 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, DECEMBER 5

URI Dept. Of Music Fall Convocation 13, weekly concerts featuring faculty, students and special guests, with discussions., please check with the office 874-2431 for current information. Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 12:30 – 1:45pm

URI Big Band, Joseph Parillo, Emmett Goods, coordinators, 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

Singing For Shelter-2019: Channing Memorial Church – Newport, RI 135 Pelham St, Newport, 7-9:30p

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

Folk for Now Series: Haunt The House, In the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8pm 

The F & Blues Band,, local legends bringing blues and soul, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

The Subdudes w/Tommy Malone, vocals, guitar, John Magnie, vocals, accordion, Steve Amedee, vocals,  tambourine, Tim Cook, vocals, drums, harmonizing soul, R&B, blues, gospel, funk, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

URI Concert Band, 90 piece wind band, Brian Cardany, coordinator, B101,Concert Hall,  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

Paul Nelson, guitar, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

Ward Hayden (guitar, vocals) & The Outliers w/Paul Dilley, upright/electric bass, Josh Kiggans, drums, Cody Nilsen, lead guitar/pedal steel, opening: Cowboy and Lady, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 7pm, Show 8pm 

Jon Butcher (guitar, vocals) Axis, w/Jeff Keithline, bass, John Anthony, drums, Mitch Chakour, keys, rock, soul, jazz, R&B, Americana, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Scott Fowler & Southbound, 4 piece modern country/country rock band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Bobby Broom (guitar) Organi-Sation, Ben Paterson, keys/organ, Kobie Watkins, drums, jazz infused rock tunes, 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.

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Bob Mainelli, vocals, piano, Carl Gerhard, trumoet, Paul Del Nero. bass, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd. Portsmouth, 847-3777, greenvale.com, 1-4 pm.

Holiday Jazz Concert: Tish Adams (vocals) Trio, Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, standards, blues, jazz, South Kingstown Public Library, Peace Dale, 1057 Kingstown Rd (Rt.108) Peace Dale, 789.1555 xt 110, skpl.org. 2-4pm

Percussion Ensemble, Instruments will be slammed, slapped, stroked, shaken, stirred and rattled by this 10-member group of percussionists.  Kyle Forsthoff, director, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 3-4pm

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

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, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 7pm, Show 7:30-10pm 

Holiday Concert: URI Symphony Orchestra, Ann Danis, conductor, presents seasonal favorites for the entire family, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 8-9pm

Fat City Band led by Paul Redman, 7 piece high energy swing, jump blues, NOLA, funk band, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

The Blushing Brides, tribute to the Rolling Stones, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11:30pm

Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Holiday Caravan, East Coast Swing,  Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Heartless, tribute to Ann Wilson of Heart & Led Zeppelin feat./Jasmine White, lead vocals, rock, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11pm 

Linda May Han Oh, acoustic/electric bass, Sara Serpa, vocals, Troy Roberts, tenor sax, Fabian Almazan, piano, electronics, Obed Calvaire, 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. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30-11pm.

Muddy Ruckus is Ryan Flaherty, guitar, Erika Stahl, drums, grungy indie punk blues, opening, The Z-Boys , surf rock, soul, funk, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 8pm, show 9pm

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

(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

Fernando Marzan, Junior Jazz Saxophone Recital, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 12noon

URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 30 member group of elite student wind players and percussionists, director, Dr. Gene Pollart, classic and contemporary band pieces (including FANFARE AND FLOURISH FOR NEW ENGLAND – Gene Pollart, OLD AMERICAN COUNTRY SET – Henry Cowell, PINEAPPLE POLL – Arthur Sullivan, selections arranged by Charles Mackerras and W.J. Duthoit,  CARMINA BURANA – Carl Orff, instrumental selections arranged by John Krance,) Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 3-5pm

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Henry Mancini Tribute, Kirk Feather, alto sax, flute, Don Gorder, trumpet, 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 

7th Annual, Rock & Roll Xmas Show to benefit “Stand Up For Animals” Speziale and Friends feat./Amie Coffey, Sweet Mercy feat./Sandy Allen, Craig Edwards, vocals,  Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 5pm, Show 6pm 

Sugar Ray Norcia & The Bluetones, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm

Paul Colombino, guitar, Caroline Cotter, singer songwriter, folk, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm

Delta Generators w/Brian Templeton (formerly of The Radio Kings), vocals and harmonica, Charlie O’Neal, guitar, Rick O’Neal, bass, Jeff Armstrong, drums, R&B, blues, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6 – 9pm 

URI Concert Choir 30 select voices, and Lively Experiment, elite chamber vocal ensemble, end of semester showcase, both groups directed by Mark Conley, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 7:30-8:30pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

Steve Volkmann, vocals, guitar, 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 

URI Chamber Ensembles II, Music students in small groups, as coached by Music Department faculty Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 7:30-8:30pm

The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, 8:30pm, opening, Worcester Polytech Big Band, 7:30pm, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 7:30 p.m. All ages..

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

 

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

University Chorus, 60 voice choir made of singers from throughout the University and the surrounding community, directed by Andrew Mattfeld, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 8pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

URI Composers, student composers showcase their work at end of semester concert, Eliane Aberdam, coordinator, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 8pm

 

EXCERPTS: URI MUSIC DEPARTMENT SHOWS 12/2 TO 12/8

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

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

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

URI Dept. Of Music Fall Convocation 13, weekly concerts featuring faculty, students and special guests, with discussions., please check with the office 874-2431 for current information. Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 12:30 – 1:45pm

URI Big Band, Joseph Parillo, Emmett Goods, coordinators, 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,Concert Hall,  Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 8pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Percussion Ensemble, Instruments will be slammed, slapped, stroked, shaken, stirred and rattled by this 10-member group of percussionists. Kyle Forsthoff, director, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 3-4pm

Holiday Concert: URI Symphony Orchestra, Ann Danis, conductor, presents seasonal favorites for the entire family, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 8-9pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Fernando Marzan, Junior Jazz Saxophone Recital, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 12noon

URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 30 member group of elite student wind players and percussionists, director, Dr. Gene Pollart, classic and contemporary band pieces (including FANFARE AND FLOURISH FOR NEW ENGLAND – Gene Pollart, OLD AMERICAN COUNTRY SET – Henry Cowell, PINEAPPLE POLL – Arthur Sullivan, CARMINA BURANA – Carl Orff, instrumental selections arranged by John Krance,) Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 3-5pm

URI Concert Choir 30 select voices, and Lively Experiment, elite chamber vocal ensemble, end of semester showcase, both groups directed by Mark Conley, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, web.uri.edu/music/events, 7:30-8:30pm