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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/23/2019 TO 12/30/2019

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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 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 

Straight No Chaser, nine member vocal harmony group, pop, soul, Motown, jazz, plus Holiday classics, new album release, “One Shot” tells their history with music, Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncaville, CT, (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com, 8pm

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

The Autocrats present A Very Funky Christmas, 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 (note a difference day)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24

Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, w/Joe Potenza, bass, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St. Pawtucket, 728-0800, 7:30 -10:30

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 (CHRISTMAS DAY CHECK WITH VENUE)

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 

Gene Dobbs Ultimate Band Nu-Cullers, Motown, Jazz, R&B and todays hits, Atrium Bar Lounge, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket CT, (800) FOXWOODS, foxwoods.com/shows, 8pm

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 26

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

Nick Bosse Dou – REMAINING OUTLAWS, classic, gritty country, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Leland Brown (vocals) Group, blues, jazz, Pumphouse Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 6pm, show 7pm 

Confounded Bridge, playing the soaring vocals and guitar riffs of Led Zeppelin, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm 

Big Al Anderson (of NRBQ) and The Floor Models, guitar, singer, songwriter for all the Nashville stars, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm

Marc Douglas Berardo, In the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8pm 

Beauquet, folksy sirens, Violet Tempo, Providence based rock group, Great Gale, “experimental folk,” Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com, doors 8 pm

BJQ: Bryan James Brouillard (saxes) Quartet, soul jazz, funk, Starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton St., Southbridge MA, (774) 262-2994, starlitearts.com 9pm – 12am.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

West End Blend w/Erica T. Bryan, lead vocalist and a horn section, two guitars, bass, keys and drums, funk, soul, Harsh Armadillo, “six guys and a girl…create original music for moving to– a combination of funk and hip-hop roots with the bass, the drums, the horns, and the voices that hit like a vitamin for your soul.” Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 6pm-12am

Griffen Keeffe, singer, songwriter, recently back from studying in Nashville and recording new EP “Blondes,” with Michael Caparas w/Folk Project, Born October 4th, 1998, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm

The Beardogz is Spencer Soucy, guitar, vocals; Peter Soucy, Jonathan Blanchette, Brian Rowe, and Ethan Guevremont round out the band through an array of instruments ranging from trombone to melodica, original songs with fluid vocal harmonies and layered instrumental breaks, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Matisyahu, vocals, w/Aaron Dugan, guitar, Jason Fraticelli, bass, Jason Linder, keys, Matt Scarano, drums, improvisational rock, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St, East Greenwich, 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm.

The Hoolios w/Mike Derry, vocals, keys, play the rhythms of the Gulf of Mexico, Latin, reggae Zydeco, Texas folk; introductory performance by The Carleans, w/Jim Carpenter, guitar, vocals, Sarah MacLean, guitar, vocals, Corina Malbaurn, bass, vocals, Americana, county, blues, Cajun, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm   

Quinn Sullivan, 20 year old guitarist, singer, songwriter from NewBedford, appear on stage with the blues guitar greats and on TV shows, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm (Note Saturday show sold out)

Savage Brothers, six piece funk rock rhythm group, w/Michael Savage, drums and vocals, Frank Cook, lead guitar, Keith Kruser, lead vocals, guitar, and keyboard, Scott Lawson Pomeroy, lead vocals and bass guitar, Steve Marien, sax, Scott Haber, trumpet, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Femme It Forward: w/Femme It Forward with Monica, Ashanti, Kerri Hilson, Amerie and Lil Mo, R&B, Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket CT, (800) FOXWOODS, foxwoods.com/shows, 8pm

Alchemystics, blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms, opening Toad & The Stooligans, hip-hop band from Providence that pulls influence from jazz, funk, soul and alternative music. Fete Music Hall, 103 Dike St., Providence, 383-1112, fetemusic.com, doors 7:30pm, show 8pm

Johnny O’Neal (piano) Trio w/Mark Lewandowski, bass, Itay Morchi, 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.

Atlantic Ave Band, w/lead vocalists, Nina G & Meline VS, and Matthew Kearns, guitar, vocals, Ryan Piccolo, sax, EWI, Synth, Jerry Caron, keysm synth, John Pelligrinelli, drums, vocals, rock, R&B, disco, easy listening, Motown, Atrium Bar Lounge, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket CT, (800) FOXWOODS, foxwoods.com/shows, 9pm

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

Down City Band, eight piece dance band with male and female vocalists and funky horn section, 10pm, opening – Lainey Dionne, singer/songwriter, original music, 7pm, Newport Blues Cafe, 286 Thames St. Newport, 841-5510, www.newportblues.com, doors 7 pm., 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28

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

Open Mic/Potluck: Sign up begins at 5:30. There are 30 slots to play 3 songs or 12 minutes of music, but must be done by 11 pm., bring food to share, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5:30pm for sing-up and opening act, slots 6-11pm

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

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

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti (finalist on America’s Got Talent) w/The Black Tie Brass, standards, ballads, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiutheatre.com, 8pm (this show sold out in 2017 and 2018)

Neal Vitullo and the Vipers, blues, rock, rockabilly, surf, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors,7 pm, Show 8pm 

Daryl Sherman, vocals, piano, (from Woonsocket 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

Quinn Sullivan, 20 year old guitarist, singer, songwriter from NewBedford, appear on stage with the blues guitar greats and on TV shows, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm (SOLD OUT) see Friday

The Heavy Rescue Band, RI based six piece band, blues, R&B, rock, dance, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11pm 

Vic Juris (guitar) Trio, w/Jay Anderson, bass, Adam Nussbaum, 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.

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

Take It To The Bridge, w/Colby Geaber, lead vocals, John RIchards Jr., tenor sax, vocals, Christyn Marcotte, trombone, vocals, Carl Bugbee, keys, guitar, vocals, Russ Miller, drums, Scott Roddick, bass, Matt Lombardi, audio, Greg Marcotte, lead guitar, GM, dance band playing top hits of the past 7 decades, Newport Blues Cafe, 286 Thames St. Newport, 841-5510, www.newportblues.com, doors 7 pm, show 10pm-1am.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

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 McCarthy Problem, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30

Ashie Dawn, singer/songwriter, country/pop/rock, originals and covers, 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:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 (New Year’s Eve – check with venues as events may be sold out)

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

Mic Drop, general admission or package w/toasts, hors d’oeuvres, Newport Blues Cafe, 286 Thames St. Newport, 841-5510, www.newportblues.com, doors 7 pm, show 8pm – 1am.

Roger Ceresi’ All Starz, high energy jump blues, R&B and rock “with grit and soul,” food available w/NYE specials and the Dine & Dance Menu, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors,7 pm, Show 8pm-12:15am

Neal & The Vipers’ 5th Annual NewYear’s Eve Bash, admission includes dancing, lite bites and a champagne toast, also raffles and prizes, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 8pm galleries, bar, Show 9pm – 1am

Diane Blue & Her All Star Band, show includes dinner buffet, hats, noise makers, champagne toast, advanced reservations recommended, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 9 pm 

Alter Ego, Rings in the New Year, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 9pm – 1am

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3

BJQ: Bryan James Brouillard (saxes) Sextet, w/Seth Hajian and Ryan Daley, guitar, Mike Jacobs, drums, John Cooke, keys, Jeff Dilorio, bass, soul jazz, funk, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

MONDAY, JANUARY 6

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.

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.