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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 2/20/2017 TO 2/27/2017

(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, FEBRUARY 20

Larry Pearlman Duo, jazz, Wingate Residences at Blackston, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565, 4 pm

The Groove Merchants w/Doug Woolverton, 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. 9 pm-midnight

TUESDAY, FERUARY 21

Paul Del Nero, bass, 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: smooth jazz, DaVinci Lounge, 146 Acorn St., Providence. 572-3911. davincilounge.com. 7 pm

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

Gary Fish: open mic, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7-10 p.m. For more information, email Gary at fishtunes@cox.net or call 632-7484.

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, FEBRUARY 22

Nina Ott, piano, Joe Esposito, sax, Chris Lopes, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 p.m  

“Allary at Arias” Wednesday Night Sessions: Dave Zinno (bass) Trio, w/Gilson Schachnick, piano, Bob Gullotti, drums, Arias Lounge, 108 North Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 7 – 10 pm.

John and Joanne: jazz, Latin, 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: Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythm and 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’sCafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 8 p.m.

Jack Grace Band, blues, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8:30 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, FEBRUARY 23

Jazz For Kids by Tish Adams (vocals) Quartet, w/Yvonne Monnett, piano, Dennis Cook, sax, Rick Wells, drums, an interactive jazz concert for “little ones” and their grown ups, with cookies and juice boxes, Greenvale Vineyards Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd. Portsmouth, RI, 847-3777, www.greenvale.com, 1-4 pm

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.

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

Gin Blossoms: alt rock, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com. 8 p.m.

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

Daphne Lee Martin, acoustic, rock, The Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 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.

Steve Demers, vocals, guitar, singer/songwriter, alt. rock One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 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.

History of Jazz: Lois Vaughan (piano) Jazz Quartet w/Genevieve Rose, bass, Art Manchester, sax, flute , clarinet, Mark Teixeira, drums, jazz, ragtime, swing, Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol. 253-0390, tickets: www.lindenplace.org, 7:30 p.m. music and discussion. 

URI Concert Band, Brian Cardany, director, eclectic wind band repertoire, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston. http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 8-10 pm.

Dead of Winter Ball: Dead Blues Society – Bob Shindell, guitar, Todd Manglass, vocals, guitar, Jerry Rousseau, bass, Mary Stuart, keyboards, vocals, Mark Hadden, saxes, Paul Webber, drums, Deadhead blues, dancing, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 p.m.

Joe Louis Walker, blues, R&B, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com.8 pm

The Mallet Brothers Band, roots rock, Americana, alt country, w/Wild Sub & Muddy Ruckus, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8 p.m.

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: blues, funk, R&B, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Dino Govoni, sax. Clay Nordhill, guitar, John Anter, drums, blues, Rosmarin at Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333. www.rosmarin-ri.com. 8:30 – 11:30 pm

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

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.

TBA, standards, jazz, Tavola Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000,  tavolowinebar.com.  7-10 pm

Irene Jacob: jazz, The Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas St. 272-6243, contact@afprovidence.org. 7 p.m.

Calamari Brothers: swing, Elks Lodge 2359, 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. 231-9820. 7-11 p.m.

Clear Blue, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, One Bellevue Lounge, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11 p.m

Buffy Sainte-Marie: folk, rock, country, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. 621-9660, columbustheatre.com. 8 p.m.

Occidental Gypsy, gypsy jazz, world, Stone Church Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church, 300 High St. Bristol, 253-4813, 7:30 pm (doors 6:45)

Greg Abate (alto sax, flute) Quartet, w/Kent Hewitt. piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, jazz,  Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 p.m.

Roomful of Blues, jump blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: jazz fusion, funk, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com. 8 p.m.

Spyro Gyra: jazz, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 8 p.m.

Marshall Tucker Band: roots rock, country rock, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 p.m.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, jump blues, R&B, a bit of rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 7:30, show 8:30 pm.

Reasons: pop, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St. (off Atwells Avenue), Providence. 751-4812, 9 p.m.- midnight.

Mac Odom: rhythm and blues and Motown, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St. (off Atwells Avenue), Providence. 751-4812. 9 p.m.- midnight.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

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

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

American Band, Brian Cardany, director, adult community band, light classical, pops, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston. http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 3-5 pm.

Atwater Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper-Torch: folk, Concert at the Botanical Center, Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 384-0718. www.bccrwp.org. 4-6 p.m.

Allary At Arias” Happy Birthday Artie Cabral: Artie Cabral*, drums, Dave Zinno, bass, Cassandre McKinley, vocals, Gino Govoni, sax, Jeff Stout, trumpet, TBA, piano, Arias Lounge, 108 North Main Street, Providence, 214-1643, www.ariasloungeri.com, 4 - 8 pm. *2017 inductee to RI Music Hall of Fame

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.

Mardi Gras Dance Party, w/The Squeezebox Stompers, Cajun zydeco, NOLA second line, dance music, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 6-9

Mystic Blues Festival Sunday Blues Jam, hosts: Chris Leigh Band, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org, 6-9 pm donations to support the Mystic Blues Festival.

Steve Buke, smooth jazz, Anthony’s Authentic Italian Cuisine, 441 Atwell’s Ave, Provindence, 273-5900, 6-9 pm

Aaron Tveit: contemporary, The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787, TheVetsRI.com. 7 p.m.

Mac Odom and Chill: blues, funk, soul, 133 Club, 29 Warren Ave., East Providence. 438-1330. 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Mercy Trio w/John Speziale, guitar, vocals, American roots, The Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors , 8 pm

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

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

Will Evans, The Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors , 8 pm

Gary Gramolini: solo acoustic, The Charlestown Rathskeller, 489A Old Coach Rd. 8-11 p.m.

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

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Music of Japan, Professor Yoshihiro Kanno, public lecture, “Memories of the Sun Goddess Himiko,” Merging Western Classical Music with Japanese Traditional Music and Drama, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston. http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 12:30-1:45 pm.

URI Jazz Combo’s, Joeseph Parillo, coordinator, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston. http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 7:30-9:30 pm. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

Greg Abate (alto sax, flute) Trio, w/Ben Cook, piano, Todd Baker, bass, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 p.m

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

C. J. Chenier (accordion, vocals) & the Hot Louisiana Band, zydeco, NOLA, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. 765-1900 chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

The Mike Casey Trio: jazz, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. bit.ly/2jZHcUw. 7:30 p.m.

Willie J. Laws (guitar, vocals) Band, Texas blues, Louisiana zydeco, R&B, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8-11:30 pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Dan Moretti’s (sax, flute) Hammond Boys w/Steve DeConte, guitar, vocals, Marty Richards, drums, Marty Ballou, bass, Dave Limina, B3 organ, NOLA, funk, Latin, originals, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8-11 pm

 


posted by Bill Melone, 02/21/17