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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 12/5/2016 TO 12/12/2016

(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)

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

NOTE: URI events in blue

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Paul Del Nero, bass, w/TBA, guitar, jazz, Roberto’s Italian Restaurant, 450 Hope St., Bristol, 254-9732, www.robertosbristol.com, 6 – 9 pm 

John & Joanne, John Monllos, guitar, Joanne Rodino, vocals, jazz, standards, Viking Hotel, 1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, 7-11 pm

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, DaVinci Lounge, 146 Acorn St., Providence. 572-3911. davincilounge.com. 7 p.m.

URI University Chorus, Audrey Cardany, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 7:30pm

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

RIC Jazz Combos, Greg Abate, director, Forman Theater, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence, https://www.ric.edu/mtd/calendar_musicEvents.php, 7:30 pm

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

Steve Burke: jazz, Oki's, 1270 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 728-7970. 7 p.m.  

Let’s Dance Wednesdays resumes: The Mystic Horns, blues, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com, dance lessons at 7 p.m. music 7:30 – 10 pm. 

Johnny & Leah Sosuz, vocals, Greg Wadson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 pm. 

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

Bob Kendall Trio, acoustic, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

The Funky Autocrates, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St. Providence, 383-5858, www.theparlourri.com. 9 pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

Kelly Lennon: Christmas concert, North Scituate Baptist Church, 619 West Greenville Rd. Benefit for the Jimmy Fund. 6:30-8 p.m.

Tony Cerbo: sings in the style of Michael Bublé and pop, Siena Restaurant, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4111, 6:30 pm.

On Holiday Break - Back January: Tish Adams (vocals) Trio, jazz, standards, blues, Simone’s, 275 Child St. Warren, 247-1200, www.simonesri.com, 6:30 – 9 pm 

URI Big Band, jazz/swing, Joseph Parillo, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 8 pm

John’s Swinging Jazz Quartet w/John Monllos, guitar, Carl Gerhard, trumpet, Stefan, drums, Tom Pasquarelli, bass, swing, jazz, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8 p.m.

Norah Jones: jazz, blues, folk, The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787, TheVetsRI.com. 8 p.m.

Kevin Connolly, opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

Holiday Stroll: Brown University Derbies, Very Merry Dickens Carolers, Mistle Tones steel drums, Garden City Center, Cranston, http://www.gardencitycenter.com/sales-events/, 6-10 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.

Richard Hundley Trio: jazz, Cassarino's Restaurant, 177 Atwells Ave., Providence. 751-3333. 7 p.m.

Steve Burke: jazz, DaVinci Lounge, 146 Acorn St., Providence. 572-3911. davincilounge.com. 7 p.m.

Vini Ames Duo: swing, pop, R&B, oldies, Oki Japanese Steak House, 1270 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 728-7970, okisteakhouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Gary G. and Roger Ceresi Acoustic Duo: acoustic rock and blues, Mariner Grille, Mariner Square, 140 Point Judith Rd. (Route 108), Narragansett. 284-3282. 7:30 p.m.

Steve Burke: jazz, DaVinci Lounge, 146 Acorn St., Providence. 572-3911. davincilounge.com. 7 p.m.

Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays. Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parktheatreri.com. 7:30 p.m.

URI Concert Band, Brian Cardany, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 8 pm

Fat City Band: rock, jazz, blues, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 p.m.

Ricky King Russell and The Cadillac Horns, jump blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

SOLD OUT – Quinn Sullivan, blues, opening, F.Alex Johnson, singer songwriter, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show 8 p.m.

Swing Into The Holidays: Johnny and The East Coast Rockers, jump blues, swing, jazz, R&B, roots rock, Tribute to the Allman Brothers, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.knickmusic.com/events/ 8 p.m. Benefit for North Stonington Elementary School Drama Club

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party: jazz, swing, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Jazz at The Vineyard: Mary Andrews, vocals, piano, Pat Cardeiro, vocals, guitar, Dave Zinno, bass, Rick Wells, drums,pop, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 p.m.

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

Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti: jazz, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Rt. 7), Smithfield. 233-3223. 6-9 p.m.

Greg Abate & Dan Morretti, tenor saxes, flutes, East Greenwich High School Jazz Ensemble led by Brendan Carniaux, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St. East Greenwich, 855-4000, http://www.greenwichodeum.com/calendar/, doors open 7 pm, show 8pm

Calamari Bros: swing, Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 231-9820. 7:30-11 p.m. Benefit for Elks charities.

Magnolia Cajun Band: folk, French Cajun, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 p.m.

Vini Ames Duo: jazz, pop, R&B, oldies, Al's Waterfront, 28 Water St., East Providence 434-0590. 8 p.m.

Blackstone River Theatre Christmas Celebration: featuring Aubrey Atwater, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Erika Damiani, Elwood Donnelly, Kevin Doyle, Bob Drouin, Russell Gusetti, Josh Kane, Mary Lee Partington, Ed Sweeney. Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland.riverfolk.org. Two shows: Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11. Call 725-9272. 8 p.m. (also Sunday, December 11)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party: jazz, swing, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 p.m.

Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT – Quinn Sullivan, blues, opening, F.Alex Johnson, singer songwriter, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 7 pm, show 8 p.m.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, jump blues, R&B and a bit of rock and roll, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.knickmusic.com/events/ 8 p.m.

Steve Burke: jazz, Hill and Harbor Cigar Lounge, 564 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-0111, hillandharborcigarlounge.com. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

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.

Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet: Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. noon-3 p.m.

Patrick O’Donnell, junior jazz trumpet recital, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 12 noon

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

URI Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, Gene Pollard, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 3 pm  

Wolf and the Jam Daddies: blues jam, Boundary Brewhouse at Corinne’s Seafood Grille, 1593 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. 725-4260, corinnesbanquets.com. 5-9 p.m.

Tony Cerbo, Christmas With Buble, Bon Caldo, 1381 Providence Hwy, Norwood MA, Dinner and Show, 781-255-5800. www,boncoaldo.com doors open, 6 pm

Amy Black Band, Southern soul, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open 5 pm, show 6 p.m.

Warwick Symphony Orchestra, Catherine Gagnon, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 7:30 pm

Blackstone River Theatre Christmas Celebration: featuring Aubrey Atwater, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Erika Damiani, Elwood Donnelly, Kevin Doyle, Bob Drouin, Russell Gusetti, Josh Kane, Mary Lee Partington, Ed Sweeney. Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland.riverfolk.org. Two shows: Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11. Call 725-9272. 8 p.m. (also Saturday, December 10)

Christmas with the Celtic Tenors: Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-4000, greenwichodeum.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, DECEMBER 12

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

URI String Ensembles, Ted Mook, coordinator, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 7:30pm

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

URI University Chorus, Audrey Cardany, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

Tony Cerbo is Home for Christmas, singing in the style of Michael Buble, standards, pop, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. tickets include dinner, limited seating, 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

Sabrina Blaze: Ringing In The New Year, adult musical comedy, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. limited seating, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

Annual Christmas Party: Mary Andrews, Pat Cardeiro, Steve Heck, Dennis Cook, Jeff Fountain, pop, jazz, standards, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport. 846-6667. 8-11 p.m.

Holiday Pops by the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra: w/chorus and soloists, traditional and international holiday songs, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

URI Graduate Woodwind Chamber Ensemble, Susan Thomas, coordinator, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 8 pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

URI Composers, Eliane Aberdam, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston. 7 pm


posted by Bill Melone, 12/05/16