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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 12/15 TO 12/22/2014

(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, DEC. 15

Rochelle Weinrauch, Sophia Kressig, Robert Grady and Stephen DeCesare, Christmas cabaret, Granite Theater, 1 Granite St., Westerly. 596-2341, brownpapertickets.com/event/1008501. 7:30 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.

TUESDAY, DEC. 16

TJ’s Music All-Stars, music students showcase, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 6 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.

WEDNESDAY,  DEC. 17

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm. 

Billy Gilman, country, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 7-11 pm

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

Less Dance Wednesdays: The Cartells, jazz/swing/Motown/R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. free dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30 – 10 pm.

Mary Andrews, vocals, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Steve Heck, piano/vocals, rock, pop, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7 - 9:30 pm  

Amy Larkin and Max Cohen, folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. Contra dance Caller: Linda Leslie. 7-10 pm..

Nick Lowes’s Quality Holiday Review w/Los Straightjackets, opening: Catus Blossoms, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Travis Colby, keys, Doug Woolverton, trumpet, Mark Texeria, drums, blues, L’attitude, 2190 Broad St., Cranston, 780-8700, http://www.lattituderi.com/promotions.php, 8:30 – 11:30 pm 

THURSDAY, DEC. 18

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.  

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn:  Brian O’Donovan, Celtic, Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford. (508) 994-2900, zeiterion.org. 7:30 pm.

Celtic Christmas: The Clancy Legacy featuring Aoife Clancy, Robbie O’Connell and George Keith, Celtic, Linden Place Ballroom, 500 Hope St., Bristol. 253-0390. 7:30 pm.

Jonah Smith, songwriter, soul sound, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm.

FRIDAY,  DEC. 19

Ron Sanfililppo, piano, jazz, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. 289-2524, thewharftavernri.com. 6-9 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.

Jeff Stout, trumpet, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Steve Heck, piano/vocals, jazz, standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Lois Vaughan, piano jazz, Rhumbline, 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.

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

Ronnie Sands and Mary Lou Neville, pop and oldies, Vesuvio Restaurant and Lounge, 1401 Park Ave., Cranston. 942-8060, vesuviori.com. 7-10:30 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz, pop, “645” 645 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 232-1645, 7 – 10 pm.

The Vini Ames Trio, jazz, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. 7-11

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

Tish Adams, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, Russ Gershon, sax, Steve Chaggaris, drums and  Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, blues, Aspire Rest., 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/Bruce Smith, vocals, Mac Chrupcala, piano, Al Bernstein, bass, and Mike Coffee, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8-12 pm.  

Jon Butcher, guitar, tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, swing, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 pm. Holiday party.

Christmas From Dublin with Paul Byron, Irish tenor, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 8 pm. 

Nat Reeves (bass) Quartet, Harold Mabern, piano, Mike DiRubbo, alto sax, Joe Farnsworth, 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

The Ocean Mistics featuring Klem (of NRBQ), rock and blues, Narragansett Cafe, 25 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com. 9:30 pm-1 am.

SATURDAY,  DEC. 20

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

Dick Lupino, Mary Andrrews, Steve Heck and Joe Esposito, jazz, standards, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-1000. 6-9 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz, 300 North Restaurant, 3009 Tower Hill Rd., South Kingstown. 789-4200. 6-9:30 pm.

Nick Sanfilippo, 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.

Aine Minogue, Celtic, Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. 683-5085, commonfencemusic.org. 7 pm. 20th Annual Winter Solstice Concert. 

The Ronni Sands & Lady “D” Jazz Duet, 2 Paul’s City Grill, 315 Waterman Ave, East Providence, 228- 7285 (PAUL) http://2paulsgoodfood.com 7:30 – 10:30 pm

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 231-9820. 7:30-11 pm. Benefit for Elks charities.

(SOLD OUT) Annual Holiday Extravaganza #4: Jimmy “Two Suits” Capone, Diane Blue and Toni Lynn Washington, blues, rhythm and blues and soul, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St. Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Paul Bielatowicz, bass, Simon Fitzpatrick, guitar, British classic rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, swing, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 pm. Holiday party.

Atlantic Ave. Band, rock/funk/dance, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm. 

James Weiman (piano) Aperturistic Trio, Harvie S, bass, Steve Williams, 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 

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

The Red Pennys, honky tonk and rockabilly, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm.

SUNDAY, DEC. 21

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

Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 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 Tess Collins, Mac Chrupcala, piano, Al Bernstein, bass,  Mike Coffee, drums, jazz, standards, funk, blues, 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, Robin’s Nest, 138 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, 647-2077, 5 – 8 pm

The Calamari Brothers featuring Tony DelSignore, 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,  DEC. 22

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.


posted by Bill Melone, 12/15/14