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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 4/24/2017 TO 5/1/2017

(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, APRIL 24

Larry Perlman, jazz, Wingate Residences Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565. 4 pm 

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. 

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

(POSTPONED TO THURSDAY 4/27) 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)

Lois Vaughan: jazz, The Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 849-3300. 6-8 p.m.

Paul Del Nero, bass, w/Gilson Schachnik, piano, 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.

URI Chorus, Audrey Cardany, director, “Misa Criola,” by Ariel Rameriez based on folk music from Argentina, featuring baritone Rene De la Garza and Moses Hogan’s “Music Down My Soul,” Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. Kingston, 7:30 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, invite other local vocalists and instrumentalists, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7:30 - 11 pm. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 

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, vocals, bass, Mary Andrews, vocals, piano, Pat Cardeiro, vocals , guitar, Jeff Fountain, drums, pop, standards, oldies 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 

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: Shiny Lapel Trio, 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’s Cafe, 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, APRIL 27  

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 

URI Founders’ Day Festival – 125th Anniversary: 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, www.uri.edu/anniversary/ (Postponed from Tuesday 4/25) 

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

Tony Cerbo: sings in style of Michael Buble, pop, jazz, Siena Restaurant, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4111. 6:30 pm  

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

URI Jazz Big Band, Joseph Parillo, director, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College, 8 pm 

Tish Adams (vocals) Trio, w/Dennis Hughes, keys, jazz, standards, blues, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 7-10 pm 

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Michael Barcley de Tolly and Barcode Trio, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8 p.m.

The Dustbowl Revival, 8 member band, Americana, soul, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, doors 7, show 8 p 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

James Himmelman Ensemble, Senior Jazz Piano Recital, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College, 3 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.

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. 

URI Big Band, Joseph Parrillo, director, jazz, swing, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown. www.pumphousemusicworks.com.7:30 p.m

URI Concert Choir, Mark Conley, director, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College, 8 pm 

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

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Dan Moretti, saxes, flute, Steve DeConti, guitar, Marty Richards, drums, jazz, Latin, Rosmarin at Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333. www.rosmarin-ri.com. 8:30 – 11:30 pm 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 

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.

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

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

South County Chamber Singers, Haydn’s “The Creator, Part1,” Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 7:30-8:30 p.m. (see Sunday 3 pm)

Cassandre McKinley, vocalist, jazz, soul, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, blues, classic rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, doors 7, show 8 pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

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

Jeremy Klepacki Ensemble, Jazz Bass Recital, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College, 12 noon  

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

The Aristocats: swing, jazz, Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. 739-5440. Free. 2-3 p.m.

125 Anniversary Celebration: URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Gene Pollart, director, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College, 3 pm

South County Chamber Singers, Haydn’s “The Creator, Part1,” Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 3-4:30 p.m. (see Saturday 7:30 pm) 

“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 (alto sax) Quartet w/Ben Cook, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Gary Johnson, drums: jazz, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown. www.pumphousemusicworks.com.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.

Sweet Mercy w/John Speziale, guitar, folk, rock, blues, originals, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, 8 pm.

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

COMING UP:

SATURDAY, MAY 6

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. 

SUNDAY MAY 7

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 p.m.

 “Allary at Arias,” Ida Zecco, vocals, jazz, cabaret, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 4-8 pm

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


posted by Bill Melone, 04/24/17