Jazz Listing 7/31/17 to 8/7/17

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 7/31/2017 TO 8/7/2017

(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 Music Events in blue

MONDAY, JULY 31

Steve DeConti, solo guitar, vocals, Safari Room, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport,  846-667, 1-4 pm

Monday Night Jamz: Fastball rock Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Av, Westerly, bluesonthebeachri.com 6-8 pm.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

URI Jazz Band, North Beach Clubhouse, Narragansett Town Beach, 1-2:30 pm

Reasons: pop, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-10 p.m.

URI Jazz Band, North Kingstown Town Beach, 10 Beach St, North Kingstown, 7-8:30 pm

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, with other local vocalists and instrumentalists, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7:30 – 11 pm.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

Steve Burke: jazz, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5-9 p.m.

Blues on the Beach: Willie J. Laws Band, blues, Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, bluesonthebeachri.com 6-8 pm

URI Jazz Band, jazz, swing, funk, Garden City Center gazebo, 100 Midway Rd., Cranston. gardencitycenter.com/sales-events. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Atwater-Donnelly Duo: folk, Summer Concert Series at Pawtuxet Village in Warwick. 738-2019, ext. 3. 6:30-8 p.m.

Vini Ames and Sh-Bop: oldies, rock, Union Church grounds, Route 44, Chepachet. 568-2518. 6:30 p.m.

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Johnny Souza, trumpet, Greg Wardson, piano, jazz, standards, 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

Blues At Lou’s: Original Blues DeVille Open Jam w/ Dick Willner: Lou’sCafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 8 pm

The Funky Autocrates, funk, R&B, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 9:30 pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 

URI Jazz Band, Windjammer, Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, 12n – 2 pm

Charles Allin: jazz, Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. provparksconservancy.org/visit/music. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Steve Burke: jazz, Brick House Restaurant and Pub, 2120 Diamond Hill Rd., Woonsocket. 768-3433. 6-9 p.m.

URI Jazz Band, Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St. Westerly, 6-7:30 pm

A Bridge Together featuring Riya and Sara Kapoor: Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive, Newport. rsvp@lawlormediagroup.com. 6:30 p.m.

Billy Shears Band: music of the Beatles, Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd. 943-9080. 6:30-8 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. 

Providence Swing: w/Lloyd Kaplan and the Aristocats, swing dance, dance lessons 7 – 8 pm, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597. 7-10 p.m.

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.

Albert Castiglia: blues, rock, new CD “Big Dog,” Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m.

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Alan Bernstein (bass) Quartet, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8:30 – 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 

2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL, Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, newportjazz.org, 11am-6:30 pm. (see full lineup below) 

Vini Ames Duo: jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, oldies, Tumblesalts Cafe, 1 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

URI Jazz Band, Oakland Beach, Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, 6-8 pm

Al Abbott, vocals. Piano, jazz, pop, swing, Osteria Toscana, 1571 Atwood Ave., Johnston. 519-9100. 6-10 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.

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

Ginny Conley, vocals, Bill Morretti, piano, jazz, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  6:30 – 9:30 pm

The Sonic Surfers: Dan Morestti, sax, flute, Steve DeConti, guitar, w/guests, Lee Moretti & Sonya Rae Taylor. electric guitars, jazz, Latin, blues, The Pump House 1464 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, pumphousemusicworks.com, doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm.

John, guitar, & Joann, vocals, standards, Jo’s American Bistro, 24 memorial Blvd. W, Newport, 847-5506, josamericanbistro.com, 7-10 pm

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Da Vinci Ristorante Lounge & Cigar Bar , 146 Acorn Street, Providence, 572-3911, 7 – 10 pm

Kenny Marrocco: ’30s through ’70s, Italian, Chapel Grille, 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. 944-4900, chapelgrilleri.com. 7 p.m.

2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Rhiannon Giddens, Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport Casino, 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, doors 6:30, show 7 pm (see info below)

Introduction: Chicago tribute band, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org 8 p.m.

Carolyn Wonderland, Texas blues, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com 8 pm

Rickie Lee Jones: rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythm & blues, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, doors 7:30 pm, music 8:30 pm

Roomful of Blues: blues, rhythm & blues, Point Breeze, 114 Point Breeze Rd, Webster, Mass. (508) 943-0404. 9 pm

Zach Deputy: calypso, zydeco, jam, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net, www.etix.com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Antoine Drye Trio: jazz, Fluke Newport, 41 Bowens Wharf. Newport. 849-7778. 11 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL, Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, newportjazz.org, 11am-7 pm. (see full lineup below)

Dick Lupino, bass, Greg Abate, sax, flute, Kent Hewitt, piano, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 847-3777, www.greenvale.com, 1-4 pm

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

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5:30-8:30 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.

Tony Cipolla (sax) Group w/Greg Wardson, piano, Mark Pucci, jazz, swing, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

Pat and the Hats, Boston pop rock band, The Strattones, open, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, doors 7:30 pm, music 8:30 pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL, Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, newportjazz.org, 11am-7 pm. (see full lineup below)

Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 am-2 pm

Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 a.m.-2 pm

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

Mac Chupcalla Jazz Series: Alan Berstein (bass) Trio, w/guests TBA, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 3-7 pm

 (SUSPENDED FOR SUMMER) Live Jazz Sundays, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 4-8 pm

Greg Abate (sax, flute) Group, jazz, Jamestown Summer Concert Series, East Ferry Memorial Sq. Conanicus Ave, Jamestown, 6 pm

Jazz Revelations featuring Brendan Carniaxu (s), Dino Govoni (s), Clay Nordhill (g), Evan Carley (b), and Paul DiMartino (d).  Aurora, 276 Westminster, Providence. 7-9 pm. https://goo.gl/1Krmab.

Brett Dennen, opening: Will Evens, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, doors 7 pm, music 8 pm

MONDAY, AUGUST 7

Steve DeConti, solo guitar, vocals, Safari Room, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport,  846-667, 1-4 pm

Monday Night Jamz: Green Tea, acoustic Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Av, Westerly, bluesonthebeachri.com 6-8 pm.

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

The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra: The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 9 p.m. All ages.

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 

“Jazz on the Patio” Ginny Conley (vocals) Quartet feat./Bill Moretti, piano, Vinny Lato, sax, Marty Ballou, bass, jazz, standards, Terrazza Restaurant, 645 Douglas, Pike, Smithfield, 233-3223, 6 – 9 pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

In Concert with Nature: Tish Adams Quintet w/Willie Myette, keys, John McKenna, sax, Joe Potenza, bass, Eric Hastings, drums, jazz, blues, standards, Blackstone Blvd. median, Trolly Shelter, near Swan Point, Providence, www.blackstoneparksconservancy.org, 6 – 7:30 pm

Navy Band Northeast: swing, pop, Weaver Library Summer Concerts on the Lawn, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. 434-2453. 6:30 p.m.

Nicolas King & Angela Bacari, ballads, pop,Garden City Center gazebo, 100 Midway Rd., Cranston. gardencitycenter.com/sales-events. 6:30-8:30 p.m. (rain date Thursday)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

Dick Lupino, bass, Ginny Conley, vocals, Bill Moretti, piano, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 847-3777, www.greenvale.com, 1-4 pm

RI Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society Fundraiser: Tish Adams (vocals) & Bluz U Can Use, w/Willie Myette, keys, Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Art Manchester, sax, Gary Johnson, drums, Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Ave, East Providence, www.rirbps.org, 461-0012, 8 pm

Kim Marcoux, vocals, Grey Sargent, guitar, Dan Moretti, sax, Greg Wardson, piano, Marty Ballou, bass, Vinny Pagano, drums, jazz, standards, blues, New CD “Things Are Looking Up,” Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com 8 pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 

New Providence Big Band: swing, jazz, standards, Weaver Library Summer Concerts on the Lawn, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. 434-2453. 6:30 p.m.

2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL – FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

(see lineup at http://www.newportjazz.org/lineup)

George Wein: “I’ve been over to the University of Rhode Island, and the faculty and students are dedicated to the music. If having their band at our Festival has helped their department, then I’m very proud that it has happened. It can only help jazz.” (see Sunday)

 2017 Newport Jazz Festival  (Lineup as of 4/20/2017)

 Friday, August 4

Fort Adams

–       Béla Fleck & The Flecktones

–       Maceo Parker

–       Cécile McLorin Salvant

–       Naturally 7

–       Leslie Odom, Jr.

–       Joey DeFrancesco + The People

–       Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith

–       Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra

–       Christian Sands Quartet w. Gilad Hekselman, Yasushi Nakamura & Jerome Jennings

–       One for All: Jim Rotondi, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, John Webber & Joe Farnsworth

–       Evan Christopher Clarinet Road & New Orleans Brass

–       Rodriguez Brothers

–       Jimmy Greene Quartet w/Kevin Hays, Ben Williams & Otis Brown III

–       George Burton Quintet w/Tim Warfield, Jason Palmer, Pablo Menares, Wayne Smith Jr.

–       Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop Ensemble

Tennis Hall Of Fame

–      Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

–      Rhiannon Giddens

Saturday, August 5

–       Snarky Puppy

–       Branford Marsalis Quartet

–       Rhiannon Giddens

–       Christian McBride Big Band w. Special Guests

–       Geri Allen Memorial, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Christian Sands

–       Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Mongo & Monk f. Danilo Perez, Chris Potter,

            Avishai Cohen, Josh Roseman, Roman Diaz, Ben Street & Adam Cruz

–       Henry Threadgill Zooid

–       Vijay Iyer Sextet

–       Antonio Sanchez & Migration

–       DJ Logic’s Project Logic

–       Benny Golson Quartet w. Mike LeDonne, Buster Williams & Carl Allen

–       Uri Caine Trio w. Mark Helias & Clarence Penn

–       Dominick Farinacci

–       Gilad Hekselman, solo guitar

–       JoAnne Brackeen, solo piano

–       David Torkanowksy, solo piano

–       Peter Evans, solo trumpet

–       Jason Palmer’s Berklee Septet

–       Herb Alpert ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer David Leon

            w. Leo Genovese, Josh Allen and Francisco Mela

–       RI Music Educators Association Senior All-State Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, August 6

–       The Roots

–       Andra Day

–       Maria Schneider Orchestra

–       Hudson: Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski & Larry Grenadier

–       Philadelphia Experiment: Questlove, Christian McBride, Uri Caine

–       Jason Moran: Fats Waller Dance Party

–       Tim Berne’s Snakeoil

–       Bokanté f. Michael League & Malika Tirolien

–       Theo Croker

–       Cyrus Chestnut Trio

–       Sean Jones Quintet w. Brian Hogans, Orrin Evans, Luques Curtis & Obed Calvaire

–       Cyrille Aimée

–       John Medeski, solo piano

–       Marilyn Crispell, solo piano

–       Orrin Evans, solo piano

–       University of Rhode Island Big Band

–       Newport Jazz Assembly Band w. Ben Marcoux, Joshua Bruneau, 

            Jimmy O’Connell, Tony Davis, Noah Barker, Alex Tremblay & Mike Camacho

–       MA Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band

TICKET INFORMATION 

All adult, children and student tickets for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management are available at www.newportjazz.org. For information regarding pre-sales and special offers, subscribe to the newsletter on the festival web site or follow NJF on social media.   

For more information, e-mail jazztickets@newportfestivals.org.

Natixis Global Asset Management is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival, and the Newport Jazz Festival also receives generous support from Doris Duke Charitable FoundationNorth Coast Brewing Company and Eventbrite. 

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