Jazz Listing 5/1/17 to 5/8/17

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/1/2017 TO 5/8/2017

(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) 

PLEASE CONTACT jazz@wriu.org with any corrections or additions 

NOTE: URI events in blue

MONDAY, MAY 1

Take it to the Bridge: soul, rhythm and blues, rock, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Wakefield. 782-3740. 3:30-6:30 p.m.

The Groove Merchants w/Doug Woolverton, trumpet, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm

Atwater-Donnelly Duo: folk, Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. 434-2453, eastprovidencelibrary.org. 7 p.m.

URI Lively Experiment, Mark Conley, director, Chamber Vocal Group, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College, 7:30 pm

RIC Concert Jazz Band, Eddie Allen, trumpet, Joe Foley, director, Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center, RIC 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, box office 456-8144, www.ric.edu/pfa/pdf/PFAcalendar2017.pdf, 7:30 pm

The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, The Met, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket, 729-1005, www.themetri.com, doors 8pm, show 8:30 pm.

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm-midnight

TUESDAY, MAY 2

Paul Del Nero, bass, w/Rich Greenblatt, vibes, 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.

John And Joanne, guitar, vocals, 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, MAY 3

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.

Dick Lupino, bass, Marlene VerPlanck, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 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

Travis Colby, blues, 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: Mystic Horns, 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 

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, MAY 4

Steve Burke: jazz, Mile and a Quarter House, 334 South Water St., Providence. 331-1500. 6-9 p.m.

Steven Palumbo: solo vocals, in the style of Frank Sinatra, Siena Restaurant, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4111, stevenpalumbo.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Chris Vaillancourt, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11, p.m.

Singers’ Showcase: TBA, jazz, standards, blues, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 7-10 pm

The Coastline Swing Band: Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348-0055. 7:30-9:30 p.m. contact Hank Burr 364-6263.

SOLD OUT: The Place I Call Home: Emily Luther, musical theater, originals, Stadium Theater, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, 762 4545, stadiumtheater.com, 7:30 pm

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Alan Bernstein (bass) Quartet, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8 p.m.

Weedhawks, w/Ruby Jean, fiddle, Bobby Lane, guitar, Texas swingin’ vocal harmony, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, 8 pm 

FRIDAY, MAY 5

Western Stars: swing, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence. 383-5858. 6-9 p.m.

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.

Al Abbott, pianist: jazz, swing, Osteria Toscana, 1571 Atwood Ave., Johnston. 519-9100. 6-10 p.m.

Travis Colby, blues, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 p.m.

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 pm

Music and Book Event: Greg  Piccolo w/Heavy Juice Expansion Pac, blues, Preceded by Discussion of Rhode Island Music History by Dennis Pratt & Tom Shaker authors of “A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing,” Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, 7 pm, doors 6 pm

The Calamari Brothers: swing, oldies, Cafe Di Panni, 187 Pocasset Ave., Providence. 944-0840. 8-11 pm

Jimmy Thackery (from the Nighthowks,) guitar, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm.

(VENUE RENOVATION – REOPEN JUNE) Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends TBA, jazz, blues, Rosmarin at Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333. www.rosmarin-ri.com. 8:30 – 11:30 pm

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Those Guys: rock, pop covers, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Dick Lupino, bass, Marlene VerPlanck, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 847-3777, www.greenvale.com, 1-4 pm.

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

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.

Steve Burke: jazz, Ciro’s Tavern 42 Cherry St. Woonsocket. 769-3330. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Steve Demers, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 p.m.

Ginny Conley, vocals, Bill Moretti, piano, jazz, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000,  tavolowinebar.com.  7-10 pm

A Celebration of Pete Seeger with Joyce Katzberg, Julio Amaro, Sylvia Ann Soares and Ed McGuirl: folk, Music at Lily Pads, 27 North Rd., Peace Dale. brownpapertickets.com, musicatlilypads.org. 7:30 pm

Damien Escobar, violin, new age, electronic, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 7:30 p.m.

Blue Neon: rhythm and blues, swing, Elks Lodge 2359, 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. 231-9820, 7:30-11 pm

Pete Seeger Tribute with John Fuzek, Bob Kendall, Tom Perrotti, Mike Fishman, Kate Mick, Tracy Jonsson and others: folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. bit.ly/2on7bE9. BYOB, BYOF, 8 pm

Kelley Lennon and Joe Boulay: jazz, The Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St., Bristol. 253-9100. 8-11 pm

Josi Davis & Her Next Bold Move, rhythm, blues, & soul, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, 8:30 pm, doors 7:30 pm

Custard Pie, lead Zeppelin Tribute Band, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8-11 pm

SUNDAY, MAY 7

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

Nicholas Motroni Ensemble, Jazz Drum Set Recital, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College, 1 PM  

Bobby Ferreira, jazz brunch, Clarke Cooke House, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2900 12:30-3:30 pm.

“Allary at Arias,” Ida Zecco, vocals, Yvonne Monnett, piano, vocals, Dave Zinno, bass, Vinny Pagano, drums, jazz, cabaret, standards, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 4-8 pm

Blues Jam and Fundraiser: Special Guest Christine Ohlman, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, donations to support Mystic Blues Festival, 6-9 pm

Chris Botti, trumpet, 2017 Grammy award winner for best pop instrumental album, “Impressions,” jazz, pop, The Vets, One Arts Ave., Providence, 421-2787, www.thevetsri.com, 7 pm.

The Wailin’ Jennys: Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, Heather Masse, vocal harmony, Americana, pop, folk, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 7:30 pm

MONDAY, MAY 8

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  

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, MAY 9

Jazz on the Patio: The Ginny Conley (vocals) Quartet, w/Bill Moretti, piano, Vinny Pagano, drums, Marty  Ballou, bass, jazz, standards, Terrazza Restaurant, 645 Douglas, Pike, Smithfield, 233-3223, 6 – 9 pm.      

FRIDAY MAY 12 

Bohemian Quartet: folk, Gypsy, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. bit.ly/2oVnc7E. BYOB, BYOF 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 13

“Call of Th\e Wildest” Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone and the Chan Clan All Stars, w/Johnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi, Jack Ward, Eddie Scheer, Bob Holfelder, Johnny Juxo, Randy Bramwell , blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm. 

SUNDAY MAY 14 

 “Allary at Arias,” Ida Zecco, vocals, Yvonne Monnett, piano, vocals, Dave Zinno, bass, Vinny Pagano, drums, jazz, cabaret, standards, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 4-8 pm

FRIDAY MAY 19

Duke Robillard, guitar, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm.

2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL – FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 6  (see lineup at http://www.newportjazz.org/lineup)

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