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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 3/20/2017 TO 3/27/2017 

(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, MARCH 20

Steve Burke: jazz, Wingate Residences on 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

Steve Burke smooth jazz, Anthony's Authentic Italian Cuisine, 441 Atwells Ave. Providence. 273-5900. 6-9 pm

Thor Jensen, guitar, vocals, blues, originals, Gypsy jazz, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.knickmusic.com, 8 p.m.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

Paul Del Nero, bass, w/Mark White, guitar, 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, jazz, pop, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 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, invite other local vocalists and instrumentalists, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7:30 - 11 pm.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

Mary Andrews, vocals, w/Steve Heck, piano, vocals, Tom Pasquerelli, bass, pop, jazz, standards, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 p.m 

James Grande: blues, R&B, 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, jump blues, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, dance lessons at 7 p.m. music 7:30 – 10 pm.

UMass Dartmouth Jazz Spring Sessions: Chris Poudier (drums) Quartet, w/Tucket Antell, tenor sax, Jim Robitaille, guitar, Sean Farias, bass, College of Visual & Preforming Arts, Room 104, Parking Lot B, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Darmouth, MA, 8 pm (followed by student jam session)

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

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, MARCH 23

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

Steven Palumbo: solo vocals, ballads, pop, Siena, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. stevenpalumbo.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Dan Lord and the Big Shots: rock, blues, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Dick Lupino (bass, vocals) Group, jazz, swing, pop, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8 p.m.

Keith Cowley, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.knickmusic.com, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

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.

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.

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.

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

Robbie O'Connell and Rose Clancy: folk, Celtic, Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol. 253-0390. www.indenplace.org/events,  7:30 p.m.

The Young Dubliners: Celtic rock, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com. 8 p.m.

Neal and the Vipers, blues, rock, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 p.m.  

Calamari Brothers: swing, Cafe Di Panni, 187 Pocasset Ave., Providence. 944-0840. 8-11 p.m.

John Primer, Chicogo blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm.

Hope Road w/Jason Javis, vocals, percussion, Jed Johnson, synth., piano, B3, clav., Carleen Roberts Sauvageau, vocals, Jamie Conroy, guitar, Robin Hathaway, vocals, David Faraone, bass, Matt Nemeth, sax, Rob Funk, trombone, Mel Corcino & Gino Maiorano, percussion, Bob Marley Tribite, Atlas Grey, opens, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, 9 pm.

Anuhea From Hawaii: world, island folk, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Wakefield. 782-3740, etix.com.. 9:30 p.m.

Joe Potenza (bass) w/Greg Abate, alto sax, flute, Kent Hewitt,piano, Gary Johnson, drums, CD release “Road to Forever,” jazz, Rosmarin at Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333. www.rosmarin-ri.com. 8:30 – 11:30 pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Baker Brothers Jazz Trio, Tribute to George Benson, William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, 781-2450, http://www.cranstonlibrary.org, 2-3 pm

URI Piano Extravaganza: Manabu Takasawa, coordinator, Recital for Adult Amateur Pianists, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. Kingston, 2-5 pm

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

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.

Tish Adams, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, standards, jazz, blues, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000,  tavolowinebar.com.  7-10 pm

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

Jimmy Two Suits Capone and the Big Blues Bash: blues, jazz, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, www.courthousearts.org. 7:30 pm

Vini Ames Duo: swing, pop, rhythm and blues, oldies, Smithfield Elks Lodge 2359, 326 Farnum Pike. 231-9820. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

URI Piano Extravaganza: Manabu Takasawa, coordinator, Recital by Kenneth Hamilton special guest pianist, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. Kingston, 8 pm

Chistine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, w/Frank Viele, blues, R&B, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, knickerbockermusic.org, 8 pm.

Aine Minogue: Celtic, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272, riverfolk.org. 8 pm

World Premier Band, funk, dance, originals, 90’s covers, dance floor, Twin Rivers Casino, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln, 723-3200, www.twinriver.com/entertainment/ 9 pm.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

URI Piano Extravaganza: Manabu Takasawa, coordinator, Recital for Young Pianists, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. Kingston, 10 am

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

Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet: jazz brunch, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2551.Noon to 3 p.m.

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

The Driftwoods: Beach Boys tribute, Botanical Center in Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 384-0718, bccrwp.org. 4-6 p.m.

“Allary at Arias,” The Return with Mike Renzi, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Artie Cabral, drums, Arnie Krakowski, tenor sax, Ted Casher, sax, clarinet, Bob Sanella, alto sax, Jeff Strout, trumpet, Shawnn Monteiro, vocals, Arias Lounge, 108 N. Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 4-8 pm

Wolf and the Jam Daddies: blues jam, Boundary Brewhouse at Corinne’s Seafood GrilleSweet, 1593 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. 725-4260, corinnesbanquets.com. 5-9 p.m.

Tyler-James Kelly, guitar, vocals, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.knickmusic.com, 8 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

Larry Perlmam Duo, jazz, Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565. 4 p.m.

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

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, dance, Anthony's Authentic Italian Cuisine, 441 Atwells Ave., Providence. 273-5900. 6-9 pm  

Brad Bemsko, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.knickmusic.com, 8 p.m.

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

COMING UP:                                                                     

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 

URI Big Band, Joesph Parrillo, director, jazz, Pump House Music Works at Shady Lea Guitars, 1464  Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, 824-9971, www.shadyleaguitars.com. 6-10 pm.

URI Piano Extravaganza: Manabu Takasawa, coordinator, URI Piano Students and Faculty, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. Kingston, 8 pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 

URI Guitar Festival 2017, Day 2, Adam Levin, coordinator, concerts and master classes, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. Kingston, 9:45 am

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

Greg Abate (sax, flute) Quartet w/Kent Hewitt,piano, Gary Johnson, drums, CD release “Road to Forever,”, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 63 Muse Way, Tiverton. sandywoodsmusic.com doors 7 pm, BYOB, BYOF, show 7:30 pm 


posted by Bill Melone, 03/20/17