Jazz Listing 9/4/2017 to 9/11/2017

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 9/4/2017 TO 9/11/20

(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 or musicians in blue

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

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

Karaoke Night with Vini Ames: Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 232-0844. 7 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.

Greg Abate, sax, flute w/Tim Ray, piano, John Lockwood, bass, Mark Walker, drums, jazz, Jocko’s Jazz at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen, MA, (603) 898-1591, www.jockosjazz.com, 7:30-10:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

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

Taste of Garden City Center Benefit: At The Gazebo, The Canary Diamonds Duo Elaine Sullivan and Jeanne Evans, w/Yvonne Monnett, piano/vocals, Dennis Pratt, bass, and special guest vocalist Emily Moses Jacobs. Tickets are limited and include food samples from 15 Center establishments, proceeds to benefit CCAP & Greater Cranston Chamber of Commerce, The Gazebo, Hillsdale Rd, Cranston, 942-2800. www.gardencitycenter.com/sales-events/ 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Singing Trooper and Mary Colarusso: Wingate Residences on the East Side, 1 Butler Ave., Providence. 275-0682. 6:30 p.m.

Bill Andrews (drums) Band w/Bill Miele, bass, Greg Wardson, piano, Mary Andrews, vocals, jazz, pop, Gillary’s Tavern, 198 Thames St. Bristol, 253-2012, www.gillarystavern.com, 7 pm

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: Miss Wensday, vocals, Vinnie Pagano, drums Tom Pasquarelli, bass, Matt Macauley, guitar, jazz, Mezzo Ultra Lounge, 393 Charles St. Providence, 331-3000, mezzoprovidence.com, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

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

Let’s Dance Wednesdays Returns: Mystic Horns, swing, pop, dance, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 6:30 pm, dance lessons, 7 pm, 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 Funky Autocrates, funk, R&B, The Parlour, 1119 N,. Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 9:30 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 

‘Mericans. pop, rock, Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. provparksconservancy.org/visit/music. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, dance, Brick House, 2120 Diamond Hill Rd.,Woonsocket,R.I. 401.768.3433, 6-9 pm

The Little Compton Band: roots rock, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 W. Main Rd., Little Compton. 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com. admission per car. 6-8:30 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.

Kala Farnham, guitar, vocals, Tap Room, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. 8 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.

Seth Glier and Matt Nakoa, singers/song writers, guitars, vocals, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show: 8 pm

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, SEPTEMBER 8 

Jazz in the Courtyard: Mark Berney (trumpet) Jazz Duo w/James Himmelman, piano, next to Bistro 22, Garden City Center, Cranston, 942-2800. www.gardencitycenter.com/sales-events/ 6 – 8 pm (bring lawn chairs.) 

Summer Concert Series: Black & White Band, “Classic, Conuntry and a little in between,“ Gazebo Park, 4 Ocean Rd. Narragansett, 6 pm, (bring blanket/lawn chair) 

Al Abbott, vocals. piano, jazz, standards, swing, Osteria Toscana, 1571 Atwood Ave., Johnston. 519-9100. 6-10 pm

Tish Adams (vocals) Trio, jazz, blues, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm 

Vini Ames Duo, pop, swing , dance, Café DePanni, 187 Pocasset Ave, Providence, 944-0840, 7-10 pm

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

Hal York, blues, The Pump House 1464 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, pumphousemusicworks.com, 7:30 pm

Gene Taylor (piano) Band w/Kid Bangham, guitar, (both formerly of the Fabulous Thunderbirds) plus Chris Ruest, guitar, Matt MacManamon, bass, Douglas Banks, drums, R&B, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com 8 pm

The Schemers w/Mark Cutler, lead vocal & guitar, Rhody rockers, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show: 8 pm

Dr. Lonnie Smith, B3 organ, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

Neal Vitullo ans the Vipers, blues, rockabilly, R&B, surf, Americana, roots, rock, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 7:30 pm, show, 8:30 pm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

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

Maureen McGovern with Coastline Show Chorus: a capella, McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence. coastlineshowchorus.org. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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

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.

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

Steve Anthony & Persuasion, 6-member swing and high energy dance group, Lighthouse Bar, Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln, 732-3200, www.twinriver.com/entertainment/lighthouse-bar/ 7 pm

Ian Fitzgerald w/Ben Stalets, The Pump House 1464 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, pumphousemusicworks.com, 7:30 pm

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

Rocking Johnnny Burgin, Chicago blues, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com 8 pm

Tamir Hendelman (piano) Trio w/Marco Panascia, bass, Matt Wilson, drums, jazz, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

Soulshot w/David “Daveydread” Turano. bass, David Prout, guitar, Rob Liguori, alto, tenor, flute, RJ Avalone and Mark Berney, trumpets, Thom O’Brien, guitar, vocals, Dion Knibb and Eric Williams, vocals, Ken Stewart, keyboards, Krys Jackson, dreums, Papa Zeke, percussion, Reggae, ska, rocksteady, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 8 pm, show, 9 pm.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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.

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.

Debra Mann (piano, vocals) Quartet, w/Dino Govoni, sax, Dave Zinno, bass, Mart Richards, drums, the music of Joni Mitchell, pop, folk, Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St. Bristol, 253-0390, www.lindenplace.org/the-music-of-joni-mitchell-at-linden-place-mansion/ 2pm reservations recommended.

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

The Jake D’Ambra Group: jazz, Aurora Providence, 276 Westminster St. 272-5723. 7-9 p.m.

Glenn Kendzia (of Wild Sun,) guitar, vocals, Tap Room, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. 8 pm.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

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

Weaver Library Summer Concerts, Classic 5 Jazz Quintet w/Al Tests, trumpet, James Seabury, guitar, Paul Gruttaduria, drums, vocals, Mike Verrichia, bass, Carine Paul, vocals, jazz, Champlin Program Room, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. 434-2453. 6:30 p.m.

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:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Greg Abate, sax, flute, w/Phil Palonen, guitar and Straight Up Trio, The Stomping Grounds, 132 Main St, Putnam, CT, (860) 928-7900, www.the-stomping-ground.com, 5:30-7:30 pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Chris Botti, trumpet, jazz, top selling American instrumental artist, Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, 467-7275, www.parktheatreri.com/events, 8 pm

Summer Concert Series (FINAL SHOW): Roomfull Of Blues, blues, dance, Gazebo Park, 4 Ocean Rd. Narragansett, 6-7:30 pm, (bring blanket/lawn chair)

Doug Woolverton (trumpet) Band w/guest artists TBA, Tribute To Miles Davis, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Green, wich, 885-4000, www.greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm.

“The Band” Band, tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band, Gary Solomon, bass, Jack Kraft, keys, accordion, mandolin, vocals, Josh Radin,guitar, vocals, Loren Korevec, piano, mandolin, vocals, Vinny Nicosia, drums, vocals, Court House Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd (Rt.138) West Kingston, www.courthousearts.org, 8-11 pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Parlour Jazz Jam featuring Dave Murphy, sax, Phil Mazza, guitar, Ryan Kowal, vibes, Steve Johnson, electric bass, and Matt Walsh, drums, with experimental jazz fusion theme. The Parlour, 1119 N Main, Providence. 5-8 pm. https://goo.gl/wp3jFG

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Duke Robillard (guitar, vocals) Band, w/Sunny Crownover, vocals, Billy Novick, sax. and Bruce Bears, piano, Brad Hallen, bass, Mark Teixeira, drums, jazz, blues, Court House Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd (Rt.138) West Kingston, www.courthousearts.org, 8-11 pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 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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