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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/30/2019 TO 1/6/2019

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 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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 (NEW YEAR’S EVE CHECK WITH VENUES)

Lainey Dionne, vocals guitar, singer/songwriter, Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grill, 970 Douglas Pike Smithfield, 4pm to “late,” reservations recommended

Bill Musto, vocals, piano, Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grill, 289 Atwells Avenue Providence, 4pm to “late,” reservations recommended

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

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

KINK! Stefano Pella and Munchki, present The Roaring 20s New Years Eve Party, 9 DJs spin spooky goth, industrial, & edm hits all night long! “Creative dress encouraged,” Admission includes food buffet and champagne toast,  Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com, 6pm – 2am

Kooked Out, Roaring 20s Party, admission includes toast, party favors, breakfast buffet, 20s attire encouraged, Hills Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike (Rt. 44) Chepachet, 345-5512, on facebook.

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, rock, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 9pm – 1am

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1 (NEW YEAR’S DAY CHECK WITH VENUES)

Jazz Brunch, Straight Up Jazz Band, Stomping Ground, 132 Main St. Putnam, CT, (860) 928-7900, the-stomping-ground.com, 11:30am – 2pm

Neal & The Vipers, Caddy’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 568-4102, cadystavern.com, or Facebook, 2pm

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Carl Hosbond, sax, reeds, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

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, JANUARY 2

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

Greg Abate, alto sax, and the Straight Up Jazz Band, Stomping Ground, 132 Main St. Putnam, CT, (860) 928-7900, the-stomping-ground.com, 5:30 – 7pm

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

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

Louie Likes it Hot feat./Jack Babineau (guitar vocals) Group, blues, Marquee Room (limited seating,) Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiutheatre.com, 8pm

Sugar: w/Marcy Kelly, vocals, 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.org. Doors 8pm, Show 9pm   

Funky White Honkeys, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm (SOULD OUT)

Shakedown, 5 piece band, rock, funky soul, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Vincent Ector (drums) Organatomy Trio w/Peter Bianchi, organ, Paul Bollenback, guitar, and special guest, Bruce Williams, saxophone, 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 Naticks, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9pm – 12:30am 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4

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

Will Evans w/Eastbound, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm (SOLD OUT)

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

David Clark, Songs in the Attic, the Billy Joel Experience, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiutheatre.com, 8pm

Sugar Ray (harmonica, vocals) and The Bluetones, blues, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7 pm, Show 8pm 

Heidi Nirk (vocals) Band, blues, 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

David Kikosky (piano) Trio, w/Ed Howard, bass, Victor Lewis, 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.

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

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: Andrea Capozzoli, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffee, drums, jazz, standards, Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort/Wyndham Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570 reservations, facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/ 3-7 pm

Geo Trio w/George Leonard III, guitar, vocals, Matthew Knipple, bass, Austin Andrews, drums, “funk, the country and the jazz with a little extra mustard” Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 1-4pm

Heidi Nirk Band, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm

Stiletto, Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 4:30 – 7:30pm 

1st Sunday Jazz: Dan Moretti (sax, flute) Quartet, w/Dave Zinno, bass, Marty Richards, drums, Matt DeChamplain, piano,  The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5pm, show 6pm 

MONDAY, JANUARY 6

Nate Christian, vocals, guitar, 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 

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. 

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

COMING UP:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

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

Trinity, A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

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

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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Assia Ahatt (electric violin) with Ethan Bortnik, piano and an orchestra, with background singers and dancers, special interpretations of modern classics and American pop hits, Park Theatre, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, 467-7275, parktheatreri.com, 7pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

Greg Abate (alto sax, flute) Sextet, w/Kent Hewitt, piano, Todd Baker, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, Arnie Krakowsky, tenor sax, Jeff Stout, trumpet, jazz, standards, originals, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm