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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 6/29/2015 TO 7/6/2015 

(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

MONDAY, JUNE 29

Steve DeConti, acoustic jazz and pop, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport. 846-6667. 1-4 pm.

Ronnie Sands and Mary Lou Neville, pop and oldies, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 7-10 pm.

Nina Ott, Latin jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm. 

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm-midnight.

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

Alan Bernstein Trio, jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

Brass Attack, pop, Town Wharf, 55 Brown St., Wickford. 7 pm. Bring seating.

Miss Wensday, ballads, blues, vaudeville, Magdalenae Room, Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain St. Providence, 7:30 pm.

Big City Jazz:, house rhythm section Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci invite other local vocalists and instrumentalists, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  JULY 1

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm.  

Ginny Conely, vocals, Bill Morretti, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, standards, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30 - 10 pm  

Rick Costa Trio, jazz, DeWolf Tavern, 259 Thames St. Bristol, 254-2005, 7:30-9:30 pm  

Let’s Dance Wednesdays (last of the season): Neal and the Vipers, blues, rockabilly, R&B, surf, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. doors open 6:30 pm, free dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30 – 10 pm.  

Danny Arico, piano, Broadway and standards, Local 121, The Taproom, 121 Washington St., Providence. 274-2121, local121.com. 9 pm. 

THURSDAY, JULY 2 

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm. 

Reminisce, doo-wopp and oldies, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, thetowersri.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 pm. 

Dick Willner and Jan Schmidt and Swing Haven, swing, oldies and rhythm and blues, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30-11 pm.  

FRIDAY,  JULY 3

Connie Giso, pop, standards and audience participation, EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565, epochsl.com. 4 pm. Free. Space limited. 

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm. 

Stan Holtzman, solo piano, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Bristol, 289-2524, thewharftavern.com, 6 pm.

Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, Portofino Bar and Grille, Ramada Middletown Hotel, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 pm.

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm.

Al Abbott, swing, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 6:30-10:30 pm

The Vini Ames Duo, jazz, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, patio, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 6:30-9:30 pm.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Capital Grille, 1 Union Station, Providence. 521-5600. 7 – 10:30 pm.

Chantal Ambroise, vocals, Richard Hundley, piano, Gino Rosati, guitar, Bruce Owes, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, jazz, standards, blues, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St.  

Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood featuring Claudette King (daughter of B.B. King,) vocals, tribute to B.B. King, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm.

ABC Trio, w/Bruce Smith, vocalist. Mac Chrupcala, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8-12 pm.

Johnny O’Neal (piano, vocals) Trio, w/Luke Sellick, bass, Charles Goold, drums, jazz, Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Black Oak Dr, East Lyme CT, www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886, doors open 7:30 pm show at 8:30 pm.

Joe Holt’s, CD Release Party, Ben Freiert, opens, indie, folk, rock, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm.

SATURDAY,  JULY 4

Summer Jazz Series:  Artists TBA, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, Portofino Bar and Grille, Ramada Middletown Hotel, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 pm.

Nick Sanfilippo, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm.

Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Elizabeth of Portofino, 897 Post Rd., Warwick. 461-8920. 6:30-9:30 pm.

VENUE CLOSED, jazz and standards, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.  

Aaron Goldberg (piano) Trio w/Matt Penman, bass, Mark Whitfield, Jr., drums, jazz, Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Black Oak Dr, East Lyme CT, www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886, doors open 7:30 pm show at 8:30 pm.

SUNDAY,  JULY 5

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

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

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

Alex and Ani Summer Concert Series: Paul Del Nero (bass) Trio, w/Greg Wardson, piano, Alex Chapman, drums, jazz, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vinyard, 162 West Main Rd, Little Compton, 635-8464, http://www.sakonnetwine.com/eventscalendar/calendar/#event-list, 1 – 4 pm.

ABC Trio, guest TBA, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.  

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm.

Wolfie and the Jam Daddies, blues jam, Boundary Brewhouse at Corinne's Seafood Grille, 1593 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. 725-4260, corinnesbanquets.com. 5-9 pm.

Jamestown Summer Concert Series: Swing Lane Band, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, 6:30 – 8 pm. Bring law chairs or blankets.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Tony DelSignore, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North P, rovidence. 354-4420. 7-11 pm.

Miss Wensday, ballads, blues, vaudeville, Magdalenae Room, Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain St. Providence, 7:30 pm.

Sunday Night Blues Jam w/Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8:30 pm – 12 m 

MONDAY, JULY  

Steve DeConti, acoustic jazz and pop, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport. 846-6667. 1-4 pm. 

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Hope Restaurant & Bar, 10 Broadway, Newport, www.hopenewport.com 849-6676, 7 – 10 pm.

John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm. 

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm-midnight.

COMING UP: 

THURSDAY, JULY 9

Marcia Ball, blues, originals, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 & 10 pm.

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Marcia Ball, blues, Shelly King, singer/songwrighter opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm,  (see note at end of listings)  

Peter (clarinet) and Will Anderson (saxophone), with Alex Wintz (guitar), jazz, standards, New Orleans, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 pm doors open 7 pm.

NOTE FOR NARROWS CENTER: Directions from I 195 Eastbound - Because construction has closed Exit 5 off ramps and blocked parts of both Pocasset St. and Anawam St. (Google Maps don't show this construction), take Exit 6 then keep right onto Hartwell St. and turn right on 4th St. which goes back over I 195 then becomes Troy St.Turn left onto Bedford St. which becomes Central St. and goes down to Battleship Cove and turns under I 195 where it becomes Water St.  Anawam St. is on the left just after “Boondocks.”

       Leaving is much easier as the Exit 5 on ramps are open.  There is a new entrance on Water St./Ponte DelGada Blvd. to both the I 195 East and West on ramps. Turn left from Anawam St. and just after the arches at Ponte DelGada Park turn left up the new ramp. Fork left to I 195 East or right to I 195 West.  


posted by Bill Melone, 06/29/15