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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 11/27/2017 TO 12/4/20

(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 Music events or musicians in blue

MONDAY, DECEMER 4

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, - 25th Anniversary,  Park Theatre, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 7 p.m.

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

The Joh Allmark Jazz Orchestra: The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. doors 8 pm, show 8:30, All ages.

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Reasons: pop, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-10 p.m.

Vini Ames: jazz, rhythm and blues, oldies, Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 232-0844. 7-10 p.m.

University Chorus, Audrey Cardany, director, including a performance of Sarah Quartels evocative Snow Angel, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 7:30 – 9 pm.

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

Big City Jazz: Ben Ricci, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, w/other local musicians , Murphy’s Law, 2 George St, Pawtucket, 724-5522, www.murphyslawri.com, 7:30 – 11 pm.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Steve Burke Duo: smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5-8 p.m.

Live Jazz Series: John Allmark, trumpet, Kent Hewitt, piano, Tom Pasquarelli, bass, Vinni Pagano, drums, jazz, blues, standards, Mezzo Ultra Lounge, 393 Charles St. Providence, 331-3000, mezzoprovidence.com, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Ida Zecco, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: The Keepers: swing, rhythm and blues, jazz, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, show 7:30 pm.

Special Double Bill: Sugar Ray Narcia, vocals, harmonica, blues, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, www.vintagerhythmandbluesensemble.com, 8-10:30 pm 

Blues At Lou’s: Original Blues DeVille Open Jam w/ Dick Willner: Lou’sCafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 8 pm

The Funky Autocrates, funk, R&B, The Parlour, 1119 N, Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 9:30 pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, dance, Cancun Family Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnson, 232-0844, 6-9 pm

Steven Palumbo: solo vocals, in the style of Frank Sinatra, Siena Restaurant, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4111, stevenpalumbo.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Alan Bernstein (bass) Jazz Quartet, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 7:30 - 10 p.m.

The Coastline Swing Band: Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348-0055. 7:30-9:30 p.m. contact Hank Burr 364-6263

Tatiana Hargreaves (fiddle) & Allison DeGroot (banjo), folk duo, newgrass, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 864-7055, pumphousemusicworks.com. 7:30 p.m

URI Jazz Big Band, Joseph Parillo, director, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 8 – 10 pm.

Victor Wainwright and The WildRoots: blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m

Richad Barone of the Bongo’s with Tyler-James Kelly of the Silks, the first Oreum Onstage Performance with limited seating, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, 885-4000, www.greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm.

The Carleans, The Tap Room, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., show 8pm

Anders Osborne and Jackie Green, guitars, vocals, singer/songwriters, “Sitting Around, Singing Some Songs Tour, acoustic, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show 8 pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

Steve Burke Duo: smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 12-3 p.m.

Al Abbott, vocals. piano, jazz, standards, swing, Osteria Toscana, 1571 Atwood Ave., Johnston. 519-9100. 6-10 pm

Mary-Lou Neville: jazz, Top 40, Chapel Grille Restaurant, 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. 944-4900. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

M. Rubi - Miraj, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10

Dave Furlong, guitar vocals, originals, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 864-7055, pumphousemusicworks.com. 7:30 p.m  

RIC Jazz Combs Concert, Greg Abate, director, Forman Theater, RIC, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, 7:30 pm

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

James Montgomery, vocals, harmonica, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, country, opening Girls, Guns & Glory, acoustic, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show 8 pm

Javon Jackson (tenor sax) & Friends, w/Jeremy Manasia, piano, David Williams, bass, Jimmy Cobb, drums, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm. (also Saturday)

The Music of John Mayer: preformed by Phil Adams, Marty Morony, Will Evans, John Waynelovich, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., doors 8 pm, show 9 pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

WARM-UP for the HOLIDAYS:  Mary Andrews, vocals, Steve Heck, piano, Dennis Cook, sax, Rick Wells, holday music, mulled wine, hot apple cider, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 847-3777, www.greenvale.com, 1-4 pm (Last show until May 5)

Jeff Cashen, guitar, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

Rhythm Future Quartet with Jason Anick, violin, Olli Soikkeli, guitar, Max O”Rourke, guitar, Greg Loughman, bass, Gypsy jazz, standards, originals, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 864-7055, pumphousemusicworks.com. 7:30 p.m

Jeff Pitchell, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Livingston Taylor: folk, The Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. courthousearts.org. 8 p.m.

Holiday Concert: URI Symphony Orchestra & Concert Choir, Ann Danis & Mark Conley, directors,Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 8 – 10 pm.

Richad Barone of the Bongo’s with Tyler-James Kelly of the Silks, the first Oreum Onstage Performance with limited seating, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, 885-4000, www.greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm.

Neal Vitullo and the Vipers, blues, rockabilly, R&B, roots rock, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

Javon Jackson (tenor sax) & Friends, w/Jeremy Manasia, piano, David Williams, bass, Jimmy Cobb, drums, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm. (also Friday)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 am-2 pm

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

Lois Vaughan (piano) Jazz Quartet: jazz, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. noon to 3 p.m.

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

Mac Chupcalla Jazz Series: Alan Berstein (bass) Trio, Johnny’s, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 3-7 pm

Reflections: URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Gene Pollart, coordinator, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 3 pm.

5th Annual Rock & Roll Christmas Benefit for Stand Up For Animals, Westerly Animal Shelter, with John Speziale and Friends, opening The Choos, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., show 6 pm

Jazz Revelations featuring Becky Bass, steel pan, voice, Nick Sanfilippo, jeys, Hermand Duverné, bass, Jared Williams, drums, Caribbean jazz,  Machines With Magnets, 400 Main St, Pawtucket, https://goo.gl/zi7n3Z, 7-9 pm. 

Blood Sweat & Tears, with special guest, Seth Glier Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, 885-4000, www.greenwichodeum.com, doors, 6 pm, show 7 pm.

URI String Ensembles, Theodare Mook, Ann  Danis, coordinators, The program will include string quartets of Felix Mendelssohn & Philip Glass, a string trio by Franz Schubert and  an appearance fromViola Posse in a performance of Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violas., Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 7:30 pm.

MONDAY, DECEMER 11

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

Lively Experiment, Mark Conley director, choral concert group, vocal repertoire from Medieval to vocal jazz, Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, http://web.uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 7:30 pm.

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm

COMING UP:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

Parlour Jazz Jam featuring Ben Marcoux, sax, Clay Nordhill, guitar, Brayden Beason, bass, and Jim Nordhill, drums, jazz with Jackie McLean theme. The Parlour, 1119 N Main, Providence. https://goo.gl/Scfi9J, 5-8 pm. 


posted by Bill Melone, 12/06/17