Jazz Listing 8/28/17 to 9/4/17

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 8/28/2017 TO 9/4/2017

(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, AUGUST 28

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

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

Panoramic View band featuring Aaron Cote, steel drum, Caribbean jazz, pop, (with Food Truck,) Summer Concert Series, Tiverton Public Library, 34 Roosevelt Ave. 625-6796. http://www.tivertonlibrary.org. 6-7:30 p.m.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 

Cavalcade of Bands: Ballroom: Dan Ferreira and the Meadolarks (16 piece big band,) Tommy Terran Septet, Al Marano Group; Foyer: Bob Mainelli Group w/Mike Renzi, Yvonne Monnett Group, Pat Mitchell Group w/Mike Renzi , Vince Carmen Group, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston. Presented by The Providence Fedration of Musicians, 780-6887, doors 5:45 pm. music & dancing 6-10 pm.

Reasons: pop, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-10 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, with other local vocalists and instrumentalists, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7:30 – 11 pm.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

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

Vini Ames and Sh-Bop: oldies rock, Chepachet Union Church, 1138 Putnam Pike. 258-0679. 6-7:30 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

Live Jazz Series: Evan Andrews, vocals, Bill Andrews, drums Tom Pasquarelli, bass, Willie Mette, piano, jazz, Mezzo Ultra Lounge, 393 Charles St. Providence, 331-3000, mezzoprovidence.com, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

OLDIES NIGHT: Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Mary Andrews, piano, vocals, Pat Cardeiro, guitar, vocals, Jeff Fountain, drums, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m

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 31

Roz and the Rice Cakes: pop, rock, Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. provparksconservancy.org/visit/music. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Doug Woolverton and Friends: jazz, Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., Newport. 848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org. 6-7:45 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.

Tony Cerbo: sings in the style of Michael Bublé, pop, Mr. Cigar World, 1438 Newport Ave, Pawtucket, 725-0764. 7:30 pm. 

Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys, Cajun, dance, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597. thetowersri.com 7-10 p.m.

Knickerbocker All Stars, feat./Sugar Ray Norcia, Willie J. Laws, Brian Templeton, Rhythm & Roots Festival Pre-Show Party, opening – Los Texmaniac w/Johnny Nicholas, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 7 pm, show, 7:30 pm.

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

20th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival: The MaverThe Mavericks, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Shinyribs, Alex Meixner Band, The Revelers, Say Darling, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Los Texmaniacs, Pine Leaf Boys, The Turtle Duhks, Lilly Hiatt, Niniget Park, 4890A Old Post Rd. Charlestown,  www.rhythmandroots.com, 12n-11pm.

Vini Ames Duo, Relaxed Friday Night, jazz, pop, R&B, oldies, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5-9 p.m

Summer Concert Series: Cee Cee & The Riders, blues and vintage rock, Gazebo Park, 4 Ocean Rd. Narragansett, 6 pm, (bring blanket/lawn chair)

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.

Dream Big – A Cabaret by Ryan and Molly, a senior project gone big, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingstown. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 7 p.m. (also see Saturday)

M. Rubi & Miraj, jazz, blues, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 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, dance, Da Vinci Ristorante Lounge & Cigar Bar , 146 Acorn Street, Providence, 572-3911, 7 – 10 pm

Greg Abate (sax, flute) Quartet, w/Kent Hewitt, piano, Paul Del Nero, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, jazz, The Pump House 1464 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, pumphousemusicworks.com, 7:30 pm

Through the Doors, a musical journey thought the doors of Jim Morrison, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com 8 pm 

Steve Kroon (purcussion) Latin Jazz Sextet, Afro Cuban, Brazilian, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

20th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, MarchFourth!, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Knickerbocker All Stars with special guests TBA, Marcia Ball, Horace Trahan and the Ossun Playboys, Ten Strings and A Goatskin, Shinyribs, Alex Meixner Band,  Pine Leaf Boys, Los Texmaniacs, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Sarah Potenza & Ian Crossman, The Revelers, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, The Turtle Duhks, Niniget Park, 4890A Old Post Rd. Charlestown,  www.rhythmandroots.com, 12n-11pm.

Dick Lupino, bass, Kirk Feather, sax, 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.

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.

Jeff Cashen (sax) Group, jazz, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  6:30 – 9:30 pm

Dream Big – A Cabaret by Ryan and Molly, a senior project gone big, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingstown. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. two shows: 2 pm & 7 pm. (also see Friday)

Selwyn Birchwood, guitar, vocals, blues, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com 8 pm

Greg Abate (sax, flute) Trio, w/Matt DeChamplain, piano, Todd Baker, bass, jazz, Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA, (508) 405-2787, amazingthings.org/events/, 8 pm.

Brian Charette’s (organ, syths) Kurrent w/Vic Juris guitar, Jordan Young, drums, jazz, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

Pear Duo: Curtis Brengle, piano, Julie Ragins, vocals, soul, rock, blues, pop, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 7:30 pm, show, 8:30 pm.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

20th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival: Rosanne Cash, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, New Orleans Suspects with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, The Revelers, Los Texmaniacs, Courtney Granger and Friends, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express Gospel with Sarah Potenza & Christine Ohlman, The Turtle Duhks, Niniget Park, 4890A Old Post Rd. Charlestown,  www.rhythmandroots.com, 12n-11pm.

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.

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

The Sakonnet All-Stars Jazz Jam w/Greg Abate, sax, jazz, blues, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 W. Main Rd., Little Compton. 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com. admission per car. 1-4 p.m.

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 (Labor Day – check with venues)

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

COMING UP:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Ida Zecco, sax, Mike Renzi, piano, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Greg Abate (sax, flute) Quartet, w/Rusty Hughes, piano, Joe Potenza, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, jazz, Pawtucket Arts Concert, Slater Park, Pawtucket, 3-4.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Greg Abate (sax,flute) Jazz-Bop Quintet, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 W. Main Rd., Little Compton. 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com. admission per car. 1-4 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

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

TUESDAY, SEPEMBER 26

WRIU Live Jazz Night: Tish Adams, vocals, joins Big City Jazz: Ben Ricci, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, to celebrate Tish’s 58th birthday and 20th radio anniversary at Murphy’s Law, 2 George St, Pawtucket, 724-5522, www.murphyslawri.com, meet jazz DJs, get WRIU promo items, and birthday cake, 7:30 – 11 pm.

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