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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 4/20/2015 TO 4/27/2015

(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

SPECIAL NOTE: URI Music Dept. Semester Recitals and Concerts are included below - for full schedule see: http://www.uri.edu/music/Calendar/CalendarTOC.html

MONDAY, APRIL 20

Eddie Soares Tribute, "RI Ambassador of Jazz - Deacon of Dixie," Sylvia Ann Soares, Grand Hall, Providence Public Libray, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 6:30 - 8 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic) 

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, Newport, www.barandkitchennewport.com 848-9081, 7 – 10 pm.

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees: Duke Belaire, George Masso, Bob Petteruti, 7 pm http://www.rhodeislandmusichalloffame.com/event.htm, 

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.

Spiritual Rez, reggae, and Viva La Hop, hip-hop, funk and jazz, Spot Underground, 101 Richmond St., Providence. 383-7133, thespotunderground.com. 9 pm-1 am. 18+.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

20th Annual Newport Daily News Community Service Awards Banquet, Lois Vaughan, solo piano jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. Maura@NewportRI.com, 380-2305. tickets include dinner. 6 – 9 pm (music until 8 pm)

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7 – 10:30 pm.

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

URI Jazz Combos, Joseph Parillo, coordinator, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, starting 7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 22

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

Joe Esposito. sax, Kent Hewitt, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7 - 9:30 pm  

URI Saxophone Studio Recitals, Jared Sims, coach, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, starting at 7:30 pm

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

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Johnny & the East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythm and blues, 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. 

The Taj Mahal Trio, country blues and roots, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-4000 or  theodeum.org. for tickets. 8 pm. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 

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

Lloyd Kaplan & The Aristocats, jazz, Grand Hall, Providence Public Libray, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 6:30 - 8 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic) 

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.  

Robben Ford, guitar (founding member of the Yellowjackets, New CD release: “Bringing it Back Home” w/ Larry Goldings, organ), blues, jazz, soul, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show at 8 pm. (see note at end of listings)

URI Jazz Big Band, Jared Sims, director, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, 8 pm (playing at NJF this year)

Peter White, guitar, contemporary jazz, standards, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm 

Twiddle and Relative Souls, jazz, classical, bluegrass, reggae and funk, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 9 pm, all ages.

FRIDAY,  APRIL 24

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

Dennis Cook, sax, Barry DeRossi, piano/vocals, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Nick Sanfilippo, 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.

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

Jim Porcella, vocals, Christine Fawson, trumpet/vocals, Kent Hewitt, piano, Marty Richards, drums, and Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, swing, standards, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St.

Steve Burke, jazz, 300 North Restaurant, 3009 Tower Hill Rd., Saunderstown. 789-4200, threehundrednorth.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.

URI Concert Band, Brian Cardany, director, (90 member band,) The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, 8 pm

Duke Robillard Trio, jazz, blues, Empire Street Foyer, Providence Public Libray, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 8 – 11 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

Rick DiRocco, jazz, Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol. 253-9100. 8-11 pm.

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

Anthony Gomes, guitar/vocals, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. (also on Saturdsay)

Marc Douglas Berardo & Friends, pay tribute to the songs of Bob Dylan, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.  

Earl Klugh, guitar, contemporary jazz, ballads, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm 

Tom Tallitch (tenor) Sextet, w/Mike DiRubbio, alto, David Gibson, trombone, Jon Davis, piano, Peter Brender, bass, Mark Ferber, 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. (If website down/hacked check Side Door Jazz Club on facebook)

SATURDAY,  APRIL 25

(CANCELED- Will Restart Next Fall) Jazz Jam: house band feat./Manuel Morales, trumpet, musicians welcomed to sit in, Hosted by Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 383 Old North Road, Kingston, 2 to 4 pm 

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

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

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Mamma Mia’s, 93 Careswell St., Marshfield, Mass. (781) 834-3050. 6:30-9:30 pm.

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

URI Concert Choir, Mark Conley, director, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, 8 pm

Anthony Gomes, guitar/vocals, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. (also on Friday)

Gerry Gibbs (drums) Thrasher Dream Trio, w/Ron Carter, bass, Kenny Barron, piano, first ever live performance, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324 -1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show at 8 pm. (see note at end of listings)

Earl Klugh, guitar, contemporary jazz, ballads, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm

Soul Shot, reggae, ska, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm

Adam Birnbaum (piano) Trio, feat./ Al Foster, drums, Doug Weiss, bass, 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. 

The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

SUNDAY,  APRIL 26

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

The Fran Curley Quartet featuring Joe Potenza, jazz brunch, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. Noon-3 pm.

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

Tavares Studio Student Recitals, Auditorium, Providence Public Libray, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 2 - 4 pm (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

Kelly Lennon, pop and jazz, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 2-6 pm, 18+.

ABC Trio, w/guest Dan Moretti, reeds, Greg Wardson, piano, Paul DelNero, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductees, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. The Schemers, The Raindogs, Mark Cutler, Brenda Bennett, The Others, The Ascots, rock, and Marty Richards and Marty Ballou, jazz. 3:30 pm. All ages.

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. 

The Calamari Brothers featuring Jerry Jack, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 354-4420. 6-10 pm.  

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

MONDAY, APRIL 27 

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, Newport, www.barandkitchennewport.com 848-9081, 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 

FRIDAY, MAY 1 

Debra Mann plays the Joni Mitchell songbook, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

Manuel Morales, trumpet, Junior recital, The Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, 2 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, 04/20/15