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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/9/2019 TO 12/16/2019

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 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..(Postponed from 12/2)

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

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

Kyle Bell, guitar, vocals, acoustic reggae, Unplugged Acoustic Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

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

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 11

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

Jen Mainelli, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Alan Berstein, 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 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Superchief Trio (5 members band), Keith Munslow, piano, Pam Murry, trombone, vocals, John Cote, drums, Tom Ferraro, guitar, Steve Bigelow, bass, honky tonk, barrelhouse blues, dance, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 6:30pm, Dance lessons 7pm, Show 7:30 – 10pm 

An Evening with Anders Osborne, singer songwriter, NOLA roots, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 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, DECEMBER 12

Christmas Special: Bob Mainelli & Jen Mainelli, vocals, Cross Pistocco, guitar, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, ballads, standards, jazz, Brewed Awakening, 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 276-6654

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

Up-and-Coming Series: Henry O’Brien, producer, songwriter, Natalie Blue, pianist/singer-songwriter, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 7:30pm

A Holly Jolly Christmas: Michael Bradley, singing Christmas favorites, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com..show 7:30pm

Ryan Hartt (harmonica, vocals) and the Blue Hearts,bringing Chicago & West Coast Blues to CT,  latest CD “Call My Name,” Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 7:30 – 10:30 pm. 

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Christmas With The Stars – Direct From Las Vegas: Impersonators The Edwards Twins, present an evening with Cher, Andrea Bocelli, Barbara Streisand & many more, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7pm galleries, bar, Show 7:30 – 9:30pm

Julie Zito Butterworth and Brendon “Low B” Bjorness Murano, soulful sweet Americana, opening, Owleye w/Ben Wise, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8-11pm

Papa Chubby, guitar, vocals, NYC blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. Two shows: 8 pm and 10 pm.

Mystic Dead is Toby Kniffin, guitar & vocals, Ian Kelly, guitar, vocals, Chris Gosalves, drums, Marty Moroney, bass, Paul Sauvageau, keyboards, music of the Grateful Dead, Introductory set by Wooly Mammoth, blues, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 7pm, Show 8pm 

Session Americana, Boston folk rock band w/Sean Stables, mandolin, guitar, vocals, Jim Fitting, harmonica, vocals, Ry Cavanaugh, multiple instruments, vocals, Billy Beard, drums, vocals,  Dinty Child, multiple instruments, vocals, Kimon Kirk, bass, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Black in Black,The “True AC/DC Experience,” Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Trio 149 w/Noah Baerman & Jen Allen, both pianists, and Johnathan Blake, drums, debut album “Raise Up” 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.

St80UM! The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30am 

Steve Smith & The Nakeds, The Ocean Mist, 295 Matunuck Beach Rd, Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net.  9pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Warm Up For The Holidays Show: Mary Andrews vocals, Steve Heck, piano, Dennis Cook, sax, Paul Del Nero. bass, Rick Wells, drums, holiday standards and jazz, Greenvale Vineyards Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd. Portsmouth, 847-3777, greenvale.com, 12n-5pm. (Last Show of the Season)

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 

The Jim Robitaille (guitar) Trio, jazz, new CD release, “A View From Within,” Nico Nella’s, 10 Dorance St., Providence, 421-1111, 8 pm

Dylan Sevey (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) & The GentlemenDavid Ponte, lead guitar, background vocals. Brendan Moore, keyboards, Devin Stimson, bass, background vocals, Keaton Albro, drums/percussion; blues, rock, folk; Opening, Chrissy Stewart, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8-11pm

Jason Cardinal, singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, multitracking one man band, rock with a touch of blues and soul. New album release; “Five Stars,” Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors, 8pm, Show 9pm 

Through the DOORS: Ernie Potter and Company pay tribute to the music of Jim Morrison and the DOORS, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, East Coast rock, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11pm

Mike Zito, slide guitar, vocals, blues, originals, opening: Anthony Geraci, keys, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

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, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11pm 

Russell Malone (guitar) Quartet, w/Luke Sellick, bass, Rick Germanson, piano, Neal Smith, 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.

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

(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: Christmas Jazz Show feat./Nancy Paolino and Marielle Chrupcala, vocals, (with additional special guests) and Greg Wardson, 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 (snow date: December 22)

Robin & Friends Holiday Bash, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7pm 

Parlour Jazz Jam: Joel Beauchemin, violin, Gino Rosatti, guitar, Matt Passeroni, bass, Riccardo Pearlman, drums, playing Jazz Manouche (gypsy jazz) and more, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, https://tinyurl.com/t48z7tn. 5-8 pm

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, 7pm 

Billy Gilman, Home For The Holidays, w/Jim Robitaille, guitar, Vets, One Avenue of The Arts (off Francis St.) Providence, 421-2787, thevetsri.com, 7pm

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.

 

COMING UP:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

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.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 

“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 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Ginny Conley, vocals, Bill Moretti, piano, ballads, standards, jazz, Brewed Awakenings, 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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

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