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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 2/3/2020 TO 2/10/2020

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) 

URI and WRIU events and artists in blue

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Briana White, vocals, guitar, singer/songwriter, ballads, 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 House Combo: rhythm and blues, blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 p.m.-midnight.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

J-Krak & Cairo, all request show with hits from 70s – 90s, 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

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 5

Dennis Cook, sax, Greg Wardson, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m.

Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals, harmonica, 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, 6:30, band, 7:30 -10:30 pm 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Cherry Pie, w/Jilian Gray, banjo, vocals and the boys. jump, jive, swing rockabilly, ballads, 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 6

URI Dept of Music​ Spring 2020 Convocation 3, 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

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Live Studio Performance by Dudmanbro w/Kyle Bell, lead vocals, guitar, Keith Kosut, bass, Jim Plaziack, drums, reggae, WRIU, 90.3 FM, Jazz With James, Friday 8-10am

(SOLD OUT) Will Evans w/Garrett Duffy,The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7pm, show 7:30pm

Brian James Quintet, funk, rock, blues, NOLA, The Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket, TheGuildRI.com, 724-1241, 7:30 – 10pm

Kelly Lennon, vocals, Joe Bouley, keys, jazz, standards, Brewed Awakenings Coffee House, 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 383-4682, 8pm

Neal Vitullo and The Vipers, American roots music encompassing blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. Knickmusic.org. doors 7pm, show 8pm 

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

Slam Allen, guitar, vocals, blend of soul & blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Celebrity Series of Boston: Cecile McLorin Salvant and The Aaron Diehl (piano) Trio, NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, (617) 585-1260, celebrityseries.org, 8pm

The Journey Show, lead vocalist Michael Ledesma, presents Steve Perry’s soaring vocals and the rest of this veteran tribute band duplicate Neal Shons’ guitar parts and the rest of Journey’s arena rock sounds,  Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7:30pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11pm

Red Light: 4 member party rock band who all sing lead and harmony Rob Brannon, lead guitar, Tom Beausoleil, bass guitar, Matt Perrone, guitar, Jay McQuown, drums, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Wayne “The Train” Handcock, with Pat Halpin and the 351’s, a roots mix of old country, roadhouse blues, western dance swing, boogie bop, and straight-up rockabilly, 21+ Askew, 150 Chestnut St., Providence,  (774) 526-9736, askewprov.com, doors 4pm, show 8:30pm

Cyrus Chestnut (piano) Trio, w/Eric Wheeler, bass, Chris Beck, 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. (already sold out for Saturday 2/8)

Flying Ivories – Dueling Pianos, Last Resort, 349 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, 349-3500, 9pm

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

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

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

URI Dept of Music​, Alumni Wind Ensemble An hour’s worth of wind band music put together after a few concentrated rehearsals by URI music alumni under the direction of Brian Cardany. Sponsored by the URI Music Alumni Association.featuring faculty, students and special guests, Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 7 – 8pm 

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, pop, Brewed Awakenings Coffee House, 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 383-4682, 7pm

Annual Matty Gala: by the Epilepsy Foundation Of New England, The New Providence Big Band, in “The Barn” at The Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket, TheGuildRI.com, 724-1241, epilepsynewengland.org/events, 7:30 – 10pm 

Joe Louis Walker, guitar, blues, his “Resentment File” was just nominated for Song Of The Year in the 2020 Blues Music Awards and his latest album is “Journeys to the Heart of the Blues” Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

The Carleans: Jim Carpenter, guitar, vocals, Sarah MacLean, guitar, vocals, Corina Malbaurn, bass, vocals, Americana/folk, extends through country/pop/blues/Cajun; and The Wolf Sisters: Rebecca, acoustic guitar, Rachael, electric guitar, Kat, keys, and all three on vocals, with Will Rodriguez, drums, loose blues, roots, rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7 pm, Show 8pm 

Moondance, a Van Morrison tribute concert presenting his classic tunes, Courthouse Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, 782-1018, courthousearts.org, Doors 7:30pm galleries, bar, Show 8 – 11pm

Corey Harris, guitar, vocals, songwriter, and Cedric Watson, Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist, & songwriter, bluegrass, modern Delta blues, Cajun, Creole, zydeco, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 8pm

Ryan Montbleau, solo, 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

Nick Bosse and the Northern Roots, Real Country Band, Stonington CT’s rock and party band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

(SOLD OUT) Cyrus Chestnut (piano) Trio, w/Eric Wheeler, bass, Chris Beck, 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. (try FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7)

Sound of Newport, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, 9pm – 12am

The Mystics w/Gary “Guitar” Gramolini, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30 am. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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

University Artist Series: Hammers and Strings: Manabu Takasawa, piano, Ted Mook, cello, contemporary music for cello and piano, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., URI, Kingston, uri.edu/music/events/ 3 – 5pm 

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Nicolas King, vocals, Carl Gerhard, trumpet, 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

Superchief “Trio.”, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 1 – 4pm (Note earlier time)

Sunday Jazz: The New Aristocats: w/Mitch Kaplan, guitar, vocals, Trio, has played with Benny Goodman also local and international jazz stars, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd. Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 5pm, show 6pm

Local 395, classic rock trio with songs from the 60s 70’s 80’s, 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 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 pm 

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

 

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Karl Denson’s (sax) Tiny Universe, original jazz funk R&B, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oldsaybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org 7:30 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Valentines 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