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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/2/2016 TO 5/9/2016

(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) 

URI Performances are highlighted blue

PLEASE CONTACT jazz@wriu.org with any corrections or additions

MONDAY, MAY 2 

Doug Woolverton (trumpet) and the Groove Merchants, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm 

URI Lively Experiment, Mark Conley. coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7:30 pm

John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucktet, 729-1005, www.themetri.com, doors open 8 pm, show 9pm.

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

TUESDAY, MAY 3

Paul Del Nero, bass, w/Rich Greenblatt, vibes, 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.

Tony Cerbo: tribute to Michael Bublé and pop, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 233-3223. 6:30 p.m. reservations include cigar dinner.

Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St. Pawtucket, 728-0800, 7:30 -10:30

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

URI Electro-Acoustic Projects Concert, Kirsten Volness, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7 pm

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

Mark Tabor, sweet spot piano bar, Broadway and standards, taproom, Local 121, The Taproom, 121 Washington St., Providence. 274-2121, www.local121.com. 7 pm. 

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

Let’s Dance Wednesdays, Mystic Horns, blues, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. Doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30-10 pm.

Original Blues DeVille Open Jam: Lou’s Cafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 7:45 p.m.

Diane Blue, blues, Pub on Park, 665 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888,  8 –10:30 pm  (http://www.vintagerhythmandbluesensemble.com/gig-schedule.html)

THURSDAY, MAY 5

Tish Adams, vocals, Trio, w/Paul McWilliams, piano, Brian Frank Rizzuto, bass, jazz, standards, blues, Simone’s, 275 Child St. Warren, 247-1200, www.simonesri.com, 6:30 – 9 pm  

Tony Cerbo: tribute to Michael Bublé and pop, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. ticket includes dinner.

The Coastline Swing Band: Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348-0055. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Strictly Jazz Series, The Roots Who Dat Trio, w/Mibbett Threats, bass, Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Zeffro Gianetti, drums, Cape Verdean Club, 329 Grosvenor Ave., East Providence, RI, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Alan Bernstein (bass) Quartet w/Curt Ramm, trumpet, Mac Chrupcala, piano, Mike Coffey, drums, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway., Newport. 847-4971, www.noreys.com. 7:30-10:30 p.m 

The Curtis Mayflower & The Blue Ribbons, rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

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

Al Abbott, pop, swing, jazz, oldies, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4130, 6-9:30 pm

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.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Chapel Grille, 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. 944-4900, www.chapelgrillri.com 7-10 pm.

Mark Cutler and the Men of Great Courage, progressive rock, blues, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 p.m.

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Dan Moretti, sax, flute, Gilson Schachnik, piano, John Anter, drums, jazz, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 7:45-10:45 pm.

Brass Attack, swing, Last Resort, 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. 349-3500, thelastresortri.com.

Honey Swamp Band, fusion of bluegrass, jazz, funk, reggae, country, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Jim Lauderdale and The Brother Comatose, bluesgrass, Americana, rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Johnny Hoy and the Bleufish, blues, and Greg Sherrod (vocals) Band, “bluesnsoulnrocknroll,” Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm.

Straight Pipes Band, blues, rock, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Michael Genier, Senior Jazz Saxophone recital, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 1 pm

Jazz Tastings Returns For The Summer: Dick Lupino, bass, Shawn Monteiro, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 p.m.

James Hillelmann, Junior Jazz Piano recital, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 3 pm

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

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

Al Abbott: pop, swing, jazz and oldies, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 6-9:30 p.m.

Hope Road, Encore of Survival: Tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers, Reggae, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 pm.

Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti: jazz, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 233-3223. 6-9 p.m. (NB earlier summer time & move to outside patio) 

The Vini Ames Duo: pop, swing, rock, rhythm and blues and oldies, Garden Zen Restaurant and Bar, 495 Washington St., Coventry. 825-6888, gardenzenri.com. 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

Magnolia Cajun Band: Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 p.m. For details, (508) 272-9834.

Aoife Clancy and the Meadows Brothers: folk, country, Stone Church Coffee House, First Congregational Church, 300 High St., Bristol. stonechurchcoffeehouse.com. 7:30 p.m. For ticket information call 253-4813 or 253-7288. 

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Tony Lynn Washington, vocals, Bruce Bears, keys, Tony Medeiros, guitar, Mark Teixeira, drums, blues, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 7:45-10:45 pm.

Alex P. Suter, blues, soul, singer/songwriter, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

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

Slaide Cleaves, singer/songwriter, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Ashley Victoria and Friends: rhythm and blues and soul, Cape Verdean Progressive Club, 329 Grosvenor Ave., East Providence. 434-9612. 8:30 pm.

Evan Goodrow Band, blues, rock, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

SUNDAY, May 8 (Mothers Day)

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 p.m.

The Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet: featuring Art Manchester, Ben Coerper and Mike Coffey, jazz brunch, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. Noon-3 p.m

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

Sam Kursontkowski, Senior Jazz Bass recital, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 1 pm

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, Swing, pop, blues, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 2-6 p.m.

Robin Soares & Friends, blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave Jamestown 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 1-4 pm  

Eight to the Bar: swing, Motown, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 4-8 p.m. All ages.

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

Mark Tabor, sweet spot piano bar, Broadway and standards, taproom, Local 121, The Taproom, 121 Washington St., Providence. 274-2121,  www.local121.com. 6 pm. 

URI Composers, Kristen Volness, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7 pm

Vetiver: folk, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. 621-9660, columbustheatre.com. 8 p.m.

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

MONDAY, MAY  

URI World Music Percussion Ensemble, Christopher Smith, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7 pm 

Doug Woolverton (trumpet) and the Groove Merchants, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm  

John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucktet, 729-1005, www.themetri.com, doors open 8 pm, show 9pm.

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

COMING UP:  

FRIDAY, MAY 13

Eilen Jewell (vocals, guitar) Quartet, Americana, ballads, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

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.”

 


posted by Bill Melone, 05/02/16