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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 3/30/2015 TO 4/6/2015

(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,  MARCH  30

Tish Adams – Another “Lady” Sings the Blues: Songs of Billie “Lady Day” Holiday, w/Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Weaver Memorial Library, 41 Grove St. East Providence, www.eastprovidencelibrary.org, 434-2453, 7 - 8 pm.  (additional parking in lot off Orchard St behind library)

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, MARCH 31

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:  The Barcode Trio, jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 1

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

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

Less Dance Wednesdays: Mystic Horns, blues, R&B, 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.

Kyle Eastwood Band, contemporary/pop jazz, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

Ronnie Baker Brooks (guitar) w/Horns, Maurice Jones, drums, Arie Seder, bass, Daryl Coutts, keys, Dudley Owens, sax, Norman Palm, trombone, Phil Perkins, trumpet, Chicago blues and soul, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

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.  

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Lodge Pub & Eatery, 40 Breakneck Hill Rd, Lincoln, RI 725-8510, 7:30 – 10:30pm

Emerging Band Night:  The Interlopers, R&B, soul, 70’s, Olivia King, singer/songwriter, R&B, hip hop, neosoul, Rodda J, singer, dancer, songwrighter,  Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm. 

Donald Harrison, sax, jazz, NOLA, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

The Mac Odom Band, rhythm and blues and Motown, 133 Club, 29 Warren Ave., East Providence. 438-1330, 133club.net. 8:30 pm.

FRIDAY,  APRIL 3

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

Joe Espposito, sax, Kent Hewitt, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Waterplace Restaurant, 1 Finance Way, Providence. 272-1040. 6:30-9:30 pm.

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

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

Chantal Ambroise, vocals, David Tanury, guitar, Paul Bouley, piano, Vinny Pagano, drums, and Joe Potenza, basses, blues, jazz, blues, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance.

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

Rebecca Paris, jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, blues, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.  

Eliane Elias, piano, vocals, CD Release “Made In Brazil,” jazz, Brazillian, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Saturday)

Yarn and Driftwood, Americana and country, 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)

Ralph Peterson (drums) Sextet w/Sean Jones, trumpet,  Marcus Strickland, tenor & soprano saxes, Hailey Niswanger, alto & soprano saxes, Luques Curtis, bass, Zaccai Curtis, piano, 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. 

SATURDAY,  APRIL 4

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

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.

Steve Burke, jazz, Gianfranco’s Ristorante and Bar, 183 George Waterman Rd., Johnston. 349-4838. 7-10 pm.

Ronnie Sands & Lady D., pop and standards, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7:30 - 10:30 pm.  

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, pop, soul, R&B, Grammy Award winner, star of documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” Park Theater, 848 Park Ave., Cranston, www.parktheatreri.com  467-7275, 8pm

George Winston, new age, jazz, 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)

Johnny A, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm 

Eliane Elias, piano, vocals, CD Release “Made In Brazil,” jazz, Brazillian, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Friday)

Donald Harrison (sax) Quintet, w/Joe Dyson, drums, Max Moran, bass, Zaccai Curtis, piano, Detroit Brooks, guitar, jazz, NOLA, 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 5

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

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

ABC Trio, w/guest TBA, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey or Artie Cabral, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 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.

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Garden Zen Restaurant and Bar, 495 Washington St., Coventry. 825-6888, gardenzenri.com. 5-8 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 6 

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 

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

Smooth Jazz Supergroups: Spyro Gyra & Fourplay, Park Theater, 848 Park Ave., Cranston, www.parktheatreri.com  467-7275, 7:30pm

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, 03/30/15