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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 2/10/2020 TO 2/17/2020

Posted Weekly – Search “wriu jazz listings” and click item with the current week’s dates (in the main list or in the “related posts” list. Or on wriu.org:  In center of home page under “Recent Blog Posts” if you see a “Jazz Listings” box click on “Read more” 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, FEBRUARY 10

Steve Volkman, guitar, singer/songwriter, 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 – 10pm

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Armand Deluise, Unplugged Live Music Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

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

Karl Denson’s (sax) Tiny Universe, originals, jazz, funk, R&B, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 7:30 pm (Event to be filmed live by CPTV patrons must arrive prior to ticket start time.)

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, FEBRUARY 12

Jazz Night at CAV: Alexus Lee, vocals, Matt Marcus, keys, Kevin Scollins, guitar, Zach Rochester, bass, jazz standards, soul classics, original songs, CAV Restaurant, 14 Imperial Pl, Providence, 751-9164, cavrestaurant.com, 6:30 – 9pm

Kelly Lennon, vocals, Ralph Corsi, piano, Bill Miele, bass, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Klem Klimek, vocals, sax, harmonica, from NRBQ, with VRBE Band, 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, 6:30pm, band 7:30pm

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Dan Lord (lead vocals, guitar) and the Big Shots, w/Mark Baker, lead guitar, vocals, Bill Gilroy, bass, vocals, Donn Watson, keys, vocals, Mike Bennett, drums, vocals, Mark Hadden, saxes, R&B, blues, swing, jive, progressive rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 6:30pm, Dance lessons 7pm, Show 7:30 – 10pm

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

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, FEBRUARY 13

URI Dept of Music Spring 2020 Convocation 4, featuring faculty, students and special guests, Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 12:30 -1:45pm (Programs subject to change, please check with the office (401) 874-2431 for current information.)

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

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

Cherry Pie, w/Jilian Gray, banjo, vocals and the boys. jump, jive, swing rockabilly, ballads, The Tap Room, Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex CT, (860) 767-1776, griswoldinn.com, 8 -11pm (also ‘Cocktail Piano’ with Ray 4 – 7pm)

Vince Thompson and The Next Fun Thing, county, rockabilly, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm.

Anthony Savino, singer songwriter, In the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (Valentine’s Day)

Valentine’s Day show and pre-fix dinner with singer Krisanthi, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

Valentine’s Day with the Tish Adams (vocals) Trio, w/Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm

Celebrity Series of Boston: Double Bill – John Pizzarelli Trio. “For Centenial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole”, appearing first – vocalist Veronica Swift and Her Band, NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, (617) 585-1260, celebrityseries.org, 8pm

Mystic Dead, playing the music of the Grateful Dead, w/Toby Kniffin, guitar, vocals, Ian Kelly, guitar, vocals, Chris Gonsalves, drums, Marty Moroney, bass, Paul Sauvageau, keyboards, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. Knickmusic.org. doors 7pm, show 8pm

John Nemeth, vocals, harmonica, “Soul Man of the Blues,” w/Johnny Rhoades, guitar, Mathew Wilson, bass, Danny Banks, drums, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Neal & The Vipers, rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm

Robert Black & The Elvis Express Band, present the songs and Vegas stage show of “The King,” Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm.

(SOLD OUT) Benny Benack (trumpet, vocals) Band, w/Keeland Dimick, piano, Phillip Norris, bass, Joe Peri, drums, Alita Moses, vocals, 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.

Valentine’s Day w/Down City Band, blues, dance, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, pubonparkri.com/events/, 9pm

Valentine’s Night: Brass Attack w/Kate Winslow, vocals, Dave Tanury, guitar, vocals, Tom Petteruti, drums, vocals, leader, Steve Vallante, keys, vocals, Jeff Mortrude, bass, vocals, Bill Smith, trumpet, vocals, Fritz Benz, trumpet, vocals,  Steve L’Heureux, trombone, vocals, John Knasas, sax, vocals, classic hits from the 30s to the present,  Last Resort, 349 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, 349-3500, thelastresortri.com, 8:30pm

Mac Odom and Chill, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm – 12am

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

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

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, pop, The PunJab, 1565 Plainfield Pike, Johnston, 270-5687, 6 – 9pm

Greyhound Dream w/Josh Schurman, guitar, vocals, Krista Rousseau, vocals, Jerry Rousseau, bass, classic country, originals, and some oldies, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 7:30pm

Sugar Ray Norcia (vocals, harmonica) and the Bluetones w/Neil Gouvin, drums, Mudcat, bass, Troy Gonyea, guitar, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

NYSOM (New York State Of Mind) a show band celebrating the music of Billy Joel, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7:30pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11pm

Eric Lindell, unplugged and acoustic, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm

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

19th Nervous Breakdown, Rolling Stones tribute, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm.

Joel Ross (vibraphone) ‘Good Vibes”, w/Immanuel Wilkins, saxophone, Jeremy Corren, piano, Kanoa Mendenhall, bass, Jeremy Dutton, 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.

Soulshot w/David “Davydread” Turano, bass, David Prout, guitar, Rob Liguori, alto, tenor sax, flute, Frank Moniz, tenor sax, Grayson Farmer, trumpet, Mark Berney, trumpet, Thom O’Brien, rhythm guitar, vocals, Dion Knibb, vocals, Eric Williams, vocals, Ken Stewart and Rider McCoy, keys, Krys Jackson, drums, Zeke Carlson, percussion, Reggae, ska, rock steady, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

Mac Odom and Chill, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm – 12am

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

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

“All That Jazz” Sunday Brunch: Valentine’s Edition, Evening Sky w/Joe Potenza, bass, Gino Rosati, guitar, Chris Brooks, pedal steel guitar, Eric Hastings, drums, roots infused jazz, Strings Bar & Grill, 183 George Waterman Rd, Johnson, 233-9300, stringsbar.com, Brunch includes music, separate admission for music only, 12n – 3pm (1st of 5 monthly shows scheduled through June – Becky Bass, 3/15; Tish Adams, 4/12; Seth Burkhart 4, 5/17)

Mikayla Fernandez, senior flute recital, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., URI, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 3 – 4pm

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Debbie Larkin, vocals, 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

Blue Roots, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 1 – 4pm (Note earlier time)

Merge Right, classic rock, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6 – 9pm.

Leland Baker (sax) Trio, jazz, Courtland Club, 51 Courtland St, Providence, 227-9300, bar & restaurant opens 5pm, music 8pm.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Adam Hanna (guitar, singer/songwriter) Duo, 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, FEBRUARY 19

Cyrille Aimée, vocals, City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St., Boston MA, (617) 933-8047, citywinery.com, doors 6pm, show 8pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Jazz For Kids: Tish Adams, vocals, Yvonne Monnett, piano, vocals, Dennis Cook, sax, Rick Wells, drums, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, greenvale.com, 847-3777, 1-4pm

Jane Monheit (vocals) Trio, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 7:30 pm (also see SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Jane Monheit (vocals) Trio, The Center for The Arts in Natick (TCAN) 14 Summer St. Natick MA (508) 647-0097, natickarts.org, 8pm

Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones, the look and sound of Prince, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7:30pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11pm

Expansions: The Dave Liebman (sax & flute) Group, w/Matt Vashlishan, wind synthesizer, Bobby Avey, keyboards, Tony Marino, bass, Alex Ritz, drums, present “Earth Suite” from new release “Earth,” 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.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

The American Band, based in Providence with music educators, regional professionals, and talented amateurs presenting a high quality, entertaining variety of band classics and contemporary works, Brian Cardany, conductor, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., URI, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 3 – 4pm

Cyrille Aimée, vocals, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Marcia Ball, vocals, piano & Sonny Landreth, slide guitar, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

UNIVERSITY ARTIST SERIES: Brian Lynch, trumpet, with URI Jazz faculty: Joe Parrillo, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Jay Azzolina, guitar, Steve Langone, drums, Emmett Goods, trombone, Bill Jones, sax, Mark Berney, trumpet, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., URI, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 8pm