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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 2/24/2020 TO 3/2/2020

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 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 – 10pm

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Joe Sabourin, guitar, Americana, jazz, country, 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

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

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 26

Briana White, singer/songwriter, tells stories in song, 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

(New Location & Earlier Time) Wednesday Jazz: Leland Baker (sax) and friends w/Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Bill Matthew Passeroni, bass, Mark Texeira, drums, Arigna Irish Pub, 1058 Charles St., North Providence, (just South of Mineral Spring Ave) 642-5853, arignairishpub.com, Jam Session after 2nd set, 7 – 10pm (Not at Arigna in Pawtucket)

Eddie Palmieri (piano) Latin Jazz Band, Janikies Theater, Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, alumni.bryant.edu, calendar of events, 7 – 8:15pm

Jim Porcella, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Berstein, bass, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Joe Moss, guitar, vocals, 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 Chris Leigh Band, progressive blues-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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

URI Dept of Music Spring 2020 Convocation 6, 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.)

Something Blue: Joel Beauchemin String Quartet, standards, classical, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, theparlourri.com 6-8 pm

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

(Broadcast Live on WRIU 90.3FM) 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

19th Nervous Breakdown, Rolling Stones tribute, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. rooftopattheg.com. 8 – 11 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)

The Devil Fish w/Matt McLaren, drums, Jack Hanlon, upright bass, vocals, Chris Monti, electric guitar, vocals,rock, surf, mambo, cumbia, punk, blues, boogie, R+B, Latin pop and country songs, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm.

Glenn Thomas Kendzia, rock, alternative, In the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8pm

Operation Encore (A Veteran Music Project) supporting veterans who are musicians, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 7 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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

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

URI Concert Band, wind band pieces by this 90 piece ensemble, Brian Cardany, director. Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 8pm

The Silks w/Tyler-James Kelly, guitar, vocals, Johnny Trama, guitar, Sam Jodrey, drums, Jonas Parmelee, bass guitar, “true grit” rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. Knickmusic.org. doors 8pm, show 9pm

James Montgomery, vocals, harmonica, George McCann, guitar, David Hull, bass, Seth Pappas, drums, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. doors open for food & drinks 6:30, show 8 pm

Wild Nights, Southeastern CT’s new party rock band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm.

Riders on the Storm, the music of Jim Morrison and the Doors, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 8 pm

Mike Casey (tenor sax) Trio, w/Matt Dwonzyk, bass, Corey Garcia, 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.

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, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, pubonparkri.com/events/, 9pm

Beyond Blond (been too long!), The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9pm – 12:30am

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

RIMEA High School Jazz Band Festival, A juried event featuring jazz ensembles from RI area high schools and middle schools, Joseph Parillo, coordinator, Sponsored by the Rhode Island Music Educators Association, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 9am – 5pm

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

Fund Raiser for RI People’s History Museum (Opening May 2020): Ted Leo, guitar, vocals, singer/songwriter, solo, rock originals; Preforming prior: Barn Burning wAnthony Loffredio, vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, harmonica, Joram Northup, drums, Kate Conroy, violin, vocals, David Gussy Gustafson, bass, Corwin Butterworth, lap steel, electric guitar, mandolin, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 6pm, show 7pm

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, pop, Brewed Awakenings Coffee House, 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 265-0769, 7pm

URI Symphony Orchestra I, orchestral music from standard and contemporary repertoires performed by URI music students and musicians from across the University and surrounding community, Ann Danis, conductor. Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 8pm

Mattson Medeiros Band: w/Bruce Mattson, B3 organ, piano, Tony Medeiros, guitar, vocals, Dan Hann, drums, Joe Potenza, basses, Walt Bostian, trombone, New Orleans funk, R&B, new album release “Qualified,” Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. doors open for food & drinks 6:30, show 8 pm

Johnny and The East Coast Rockers w/Johnny MacLeod, vocals, guitar, harmonica, Glenn Hardy, keys, Bob Burt, drums, Jim Tutunjian, bass, jump blues, boogie woogie, dance, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 7pm, show 8pm

The Chembo Corniel (congas, percussion) Quintet, w/Henry Paz, tenor sax, flute, Carlos Cuevas, piano, Ian Stewart, electric bass, Joel E. Mateo, 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.

Never Enuff, party rock band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm.

Second to None, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm – 12am

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

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

Symphonic Wind Ensemble I, music for winds, brass and percussion from various times and places presented by an elite ensemble of URI Music students.  Gene Pollart, director, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., URI, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/  3 – 4pm

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Greg Abate, sax, flute, Mat DeChamplain, 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

Anthony Geraci, & Boston Blues All Stars, blues from Chicago, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 1 – 4pm (Note earlier time)

Dinner with Stiletto, a tribute to the music of Billy Joel, w/Jen Morgajna, lead vocals, percussion, Tae Kim, saxophones, woodwinds, vocals, keyboards, percussion, Scott Murray, piano, vocals, Tom Walsh, lead guitar, vocals, Jason Deren, bass, synth, vocals, Charlie Napolitano, drums, vocals, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 4:30 – 7pm.

Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon) and Jeremy Clyde (of Chad & Jeremy), present the songs and stories of their part in the “British Invations” and their contribution of 30 hits on the Billboard Charts, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 7 pm

Sonic Surfers w/Dan Moretti, sax, Steve DeConti, guitar, Marty Richards, drums, Lou Bocciarelli, bass, fusion jazz, new CD release, signed copies available, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5pm, show 6pm

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

MONDAY, MARCH 2

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 pm

Kim Wilson, harmonica, and his Blues Review, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. doors open for food & drinks 6:30, show 8 pm

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

 

COMING UP:

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