RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 4/17/2017 TO 4/24/2017
(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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NOTE: URI events in blue
MONDAY, APRIL 17
Connie Giso: piano, Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565. 4 p.m.
The Groove Merchants w/Doug Woolverton, trumpet, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm
The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm-midnight
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
URI Jazz Combos, Joe Parillo, coordinator, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. Kingston, 7:30 pm
Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio: jazz, Gurney’s, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 847-1608. 6-7 p.m.
Paul Del Nero, bass, w/John Wilkins, guitar, jazz, Roberto’s Italian Restaurant, 450 Hope St., Bristol, 254-9732, www.robertosbristol.com, 6 – 9 pm
Reasons: pop, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-10 p.m.
Steve Burke: jazz, DaVinci Lounge, 146 Acorn St., Providence. 572-3911. davincilounge.com. 7 p.m.
Mat Kerns, solo guitar, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 p.m.
Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St. Pawtucket, 728-0800, 7:30 -10:30
Big City Jazz Jam: house rhythm section Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, invite other local vocalists and instrumentalists, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7:30 – 11 pm.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
Sinatra Wednesdays w/Mike Dutra, w/Frank Sinatra Menu, Fred & Steves Steakhouse, Twin Rivers Casino, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln, 723-3200, www.twinriver.com/entertainment/ 5pm.
Jody Ebling, vocals, w/Greg Wardson, piano, Tom Pasquerelli, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 p.m
The Night Owls w/Alec Charon, guitar, Caleb Cronan, drums, Alex Teoli, bass, jazz, Basta Restaurant, 2195 Broad St., Cranston, 461-2300, 7–10 pm
RIC Jazz Combos, Greg Abate, director, Helen Forman Theater, RIC 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, box office 456-8144, www.ric.edu/pfa/pdf/PFAcalendar2017.pdf, 7:30 pm
The Naticks, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 p.m.
Steve Burke: jazz, Oki’s, 1270 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 728-7970. 7 p.m.
Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Johnny & The East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythmn & blues, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, dance lessons at 7 p.m. music 7:30 – 10 pm.
Blues At Lou’s: Original Blues DeVille Open Jam w/ Dick Willner: Lou’sCafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 8 pm
The Little Compton Band: roots rock, soul, jazz, country, Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971. No cover. 8:30 p.m.
Bluegrass tHrOEDOWN: Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30-11:30 p.m.
The Funky Autocrates, funk, R&B, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 9:30 pm
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
URI Dept. of Music Convocation, Margaret Frazier & Joe Parillo, coordinators, featuring faculty, students and guest performers, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. Kingston, 12:30 pm
Steve Burke: jazz, Mile and a Quarter House, 334 South Water St., Providence. 331-1500. 6-9 p.m.
Steven Palumbo: solo vocals, ballads, pop, Siena, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. stevenpalumbo.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
James Grande, blues, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11, p.m.
“3hree For Louis” Tribute to Louis Armstrong with 3 generations of trumpeters: Eddie Allen, Cecil Bridgewater, Duane Eubanks, with James Weidman, piano, Kenny Davis,bass, Carl Allen, drums, Helen Forman Theater, RIC 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, box office 456-8144, www.ric.edu/pfa/pas.php, 7:30 pm
The Coastline Swing Band: Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348-0055. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Dan Lord and the Big Shots: rock, blues, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Swingin’ Jazz Night: Dino Govoni (sax) Quartet w/Joe Potenza, bass, Chris Poudrier, drums, Paul Buono, keys, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
Milt Javery, guitar, rhythm and blues and jazz, Portofino Bar and Grille, Ramada Middletown Hotel, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 p.m.
John & Joanne, John Monllos, guitar, Joanne Rodino, vocals, jazz, standards, Jo’s Bistro, 24 Memorial Boulevard West, Newport, 847-5506, www.josamericanbistro.com, 7 – 10 pm.
Richard Hundley Trio: jazz, Cassarino’s Restaurant, 177 Atwells Ave., Providence. 751-3333. 7 p.m.
Tony Cerbo: singsin the style of Michael Bublé, pop, Chapel Grille, 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. 944-4900, chapelgrilleri.com. 7 p.m.
Steve Burke: jazz, DaVinci Lounge, 146 Acorn St., Providence. 572-3911. davincilounge.com. 7 p.m.
Clear Blue, acoustic trio, blues, bluegrass, Irish, soul, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 p.m.
The Calamari Brothers: swing, oldies, Cafe Di Panni, 187 Pocasset Ave., Providence. 944-0840. 8-11 pm
The Racky Thomas Band, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm.
WRIU Fundraiser: Dan Lord and The Big Shots, Dead Blues Society, Blues Clue Quintet (URI student jazz combo) followed by Greatful Dead style jam, The Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm
Paul Caraher, guitar, jazz, The Oak Hill Tavern, 565 Tower Hill Rd., North Kingstown. 294-3282. 8 p.m.
Roomful of Blues: swing, blues, Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough, Mass. (508) 543-0609, showcaselive.com. 8 p.m
Neal and The Vipers, Roberto Morbioli: blues, rockabilly, R&B, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.
Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Chantal Ambroise, vocals, Gino Rosasti, guitar, Vinny Pagano, drums, jazz, blues, Rosmarin at Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333. www.rosmarin-ri.com. 8:30 – 11:30 pm
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
Ocean Mistics blues & rock, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd. Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 3-6:30 pm
Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti: jazz, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Rt. 7), Smithfield. 233-3223. 6-9 p.m.
Joe Potenza (bass) Group, jazz, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com. 7-10 pm
Aaron Lessard with Moments of Clarity and The Curators : jazz, rock, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. bit.ly/2oop7Qk. 7 p.m.
Phenix Ave, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 p.m.
Vini Ames Duo: jazz, pop, R&B, oldies, Smithfield Elks Lodge 2359, 326 Farnum Pike. 231-9820. 7:30-11 pm
Jonathan Edwards, folk, The Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 p.m.
Vaud And The Villians, NOLA, jazz, Gospel, cabaret, 19 piece band, dance girls, (adult entertainment) Stadium Theater, 28 Monument Sq., Woonsocket, 762-4545, http://www.stadiumtheatre.com/events, 8 pm
Coco Montoya, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm.
Double Dance Bill: Shiny Lapel Trio, jump blues, swing, Vince Thompson and Next Fun Thing, Western swing, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, doors 7, show 8 pm
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 a.m.-2 pm
Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet: jazz, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2551, thefifthri.com. No cover. Noon to 3 p.m.
Bobby Ferreira, jazz brunch, Clarke Cooke House, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2900 12:30-3:30 pm.
Joe Parillo, piano, Maria Puziello, vocals, jazz standards, originals, North Kingston Free Library, 100 Boone St., North Kingstown, 294-3306, http://www.nklibrary.org/Programs, 2 pm.
RI MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS – JAZZ, R&B: Inductees Artie Cabral, Dan Moretti, Billy Osborne, Frank Potenza, will perform w/Tim Ray, piano, Marty Richards, drums, Marty Ballou, bass, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St, East Greenwich, 885-4000, http://www.greenwichodeum.com/calendar/, 2 pmRetired Rhode Island Musician Educators: classical, pop, jazz, Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Ave., Providence. rimea.org. Donations. 3 p.m.
“Allary at Arias,” Greg Wardson (piano) Quartet, w/Arnie Krakowsky, tenor sax, Dave Zinno, bass, Vinny Pagano, drums, jazz, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 4-8 pm
Wolf and the Jam Daddies: blues jam, Boundary Brewhouse at Corinne’s Seafood GrilleSweet, 1593 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. 725-4260, corinnesbanquets.com. 5-9 p.m.
Tyler-James Kelly (of the Silks), Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, 8 pm.
MONDAY, APRIL 24
Larry Perlman, jazz, Wingate Residences Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565. 4 pm
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
URI Founders’ Day Festival, Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, jump blues, classic rock, Kingston Campus Quad, including games, historic exhibits farm animals, food, open to the public, free, broadcast live over WRIU, Upper College Rd. Kingston, 2-4 pm, 7:30 pm, www.uri.edu/anniversary/ (rain date Thursday, 4/27)
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
URI Jazz Big Band, Joseph Parillo, director, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College, 8 pm
Tish Adams (vocals) Duo, w/Dennis Hughes, keys, jazz, standards, blues, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 7-10 pm
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Tish Adams (vocals) Trio, w/Dennis Hughes, keys, Brian Frank Rizzuto, bass, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com. 7-10 pm
SUNDAY APRIL 30
The Aristocats: swing, jazz, Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. 739-5440. Free. 2-3 p.m.
“Allary at Arias,” Jim Porcella, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Paul del Nero, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 4-8 pm
The Greg Abate Quartet: jazz, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown. pumphousemusicworks.com. No cover. 7:30 p.m.
Buddy Guy: blues, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 7:30 p.m.
2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL – FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
(see lineup at http://www.newportjazz.org/lineup)