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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 2/17/2020 TO 2/24/2020

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 17

Adam Hanna, vocals, guitar, music like Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, 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 18

Tom Hanson, singer songwriter, 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

Richard Marx, acoustic evening of love songs, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm

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 19

Radio Honey, guitar vocal duo, sweet sounds of the 70s, Unplugged Live Music Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 6 – 9 pm

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

Joe Esposito, sax, Jack McNamara, guitar, Marty Ballou, bass, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Johnny Blue Horn, trumpet, 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: The Cartells w/Karin Barth, vocals, percussion, alto sax, Joe Grieco, keys, vocals., Bill Hollowman, trumpet, tenor sax, vocals, Peter Lepak, drums, vocals, Jay Wiggin, bass guitar, vocals, Jose Goico,percussion, 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

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

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 20

URI Dept of Music​ Spring 2020 Convocation 5, 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.)

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

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

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)

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

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)

Heidi Nirk (vocals) Band, blues, R&B, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm.

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

Dudemanbro, trio, roots rock with reggae influences, singer songwriter, Rooftop Rock, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 9pm – 12m

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Live Studio Performance by Roger Cerisi, leader and vocalist and harmonica player of Roger Cerisi and the all Stars, WRIU, 90.3 FM, Jazz With James, Friday 8-10am

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

Andy Stone Band, melodic, hook-driven songs with narrative lyrics, retro and fresh, drenched in harmony & John Larson and The Silver Fields, rock and roll, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm

New England Winter Blues Festival: Cutis Salgado, Sugar Ray Norcia, GA-20, Gina Sicilia, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. Knickmusic.org. doors 7pm, show 8pm

Joe Moss, guitar, vocals, high energy Chicago blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

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

Steve Smith (vocals) and the Nakeds (four-piece rhythm section, a five-piece brass section) Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm.

Noah Preminger (alto sax) Group, w/Jason Palmer, trumpet, John O’Gallagher, alto sax, Leo Genovese, piano, Rob Schwimmer, heken continuum, clavinet, Kim Cass, bass, Dan Weiss, drums, Steve Lambet, electronics, 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.

Front & Center, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm – 12am

Brass Force, new 10 piece horn band, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9pm – 12:30am

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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

Fat City Band, with Paul Redmond, vocals, harmonica, John Litwin, drums, Mark Andersen, guitars, vocals, Joe Baglione, basses vocals hane Wood, keyboards, vocals, Clayton DeWalt, trombone, Marcus Sholar, saxes, a Fat Tuesday preview, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

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

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

Chris Smithers, ?, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show 8 pm

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.

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

John Speziale & Friends, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 8pm

Dave Macklin, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm – 12am

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

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

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

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Cassandra McKinley, vocals, Mike Renzi, 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

Joe Moss Band, blues from Chicago, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 1 – 4pm (Note earlier time)

Big Lux, Hip Hop Violin, w/Kevin J. Lowther, classically trained violinist from Westerly, play with jazz, country abd hip-hop influences, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6 – 9pm.

Deeply Rooted Jazz Jam w/Blue Clue Quintet, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 7:30pm

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Gay Perkoski, 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 pm

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

 

COMING UP:

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

URI Jazz Combos, w/jazz programs students and jazz faculty coordinators, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., URI, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 7:30pm

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 and Mark Berney, trumpets, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., URI, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 8pm