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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 10/16/2017 TO 10/23/20

(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, OCTOBER 16

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

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

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 

URI Jazz Combos, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, www.events.uri.edu/fine_arts_center, 7:30 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.

Peter Case and Gurf Morlix, troubadours, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show 8 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

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

Alissa Musto, vocals, piano, jazz, pop, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

Live Jazz Series: Ginny Conley, vocals, Bill Moretti, piano, drums, Tom Pasquarelli, cornet, Alan Berstein, bass, jazz, Mezzo Ultra Lounge, 393 Charles St. Providence, 331-3000, mezzoprovidence.com, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Warren Chaisson, vibes, 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: Shiny Lapel Trio, blues, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 6:30 pm, dance lessons, 7 pm, music, 7:30-10 pm.

UMass Dartmouth Performance Jam Session Series: Jim Robitaille (guitar) Trio, w/ Bill Miele, bass, Chris Poudrier, drums, jazz, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth CVPA, Room 104, 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA use Parking lot 8, 8 pm.

Johnny Blue Horn, 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, OCTOBER 19

Paul Del Nero, bass. Mike Renzi, piano, Roberto’s 450 Hope St, Bristol, 6-9 PM

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, dance, Cancun 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. 

Rally for Ryan: Johnny Winter Allstar Band, w/Paul Nelson, James Montgomery, Bobby “T” Torello. Mike Nuno, also Bill & Gabi of Silverteeth, Matt Bruneau and Leslie Grimes, Steve Cerilli, John Monllos and Joanne Rodino, The Playboys-Mark Gorman & Jack Casey, Justin Pomfret, Randy Robbins, Brian Scott, Michelle Siegal and ZanRicky-Zan Lord & Rick Cretarola. Newport Blues Café, 286 Thames St, Newport, 575-8761 or 835-7209, www.newportblues.com/concerts-events/ Benefit for Ryan Belmore, doors 6:30 pm, show 7 – 10 pm. 

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.

URI Big Band, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, www.events.uri.edu/fine_arts_center, 8 pm

Howard Jones (keys) Band, contemporary music, “synth-driven electronic and dance,” Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, 885-4000, www.greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm. 

Noam Pikelny: bluegrass, The Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. columbustheatre.com. 8 pm

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

Reeves Gabrels (guitar, vocals) & His Imaginary Friends, formerly with The Cure, Will Evens, opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show 8 pm

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Allen Berstein (bass) Quartet, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8:30 - 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

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

Bill Miele (bass) Group, jazz, pop, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

Billy Musto (piano) Group, jazz, pop, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 970 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 349-4979, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

Harvest Folk Roots Concert: Grant Maloy Smith, Chuck Williams. Mike Laureanno, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 – 10:30 p.m.

Paco Pena, The Art of the Flamenco Guitar, Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, 467-7275, www.parktheatreri.com/events, 8 pm

Calamari Brothers: swing, oldies, Stillwater Tavern, 280 George Washington Highway, Smithfield. 232-0300. 8-11 p.m.

Jeff Pitchell (guitar, vocals) & Texas Flood, blues, R&B, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Kat Wright (vocals) and The Indomitable Soul Band w/Josh Weinstein, bass, Bob Wagner, guitar, John Kimock, drums, Shane Hardiman, keys, Luke LaPlant, bari sax, Jake Whitesell, tenor sax, Dave Purcell, trumpet, Bryan McNamara, sax, Brian Paulding, trombone, soul/duende, Grechen and the Pickpockets open, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., doors 7pm, show 8 pm.

Holly Bowling, piano, jam, progressive rock, (Dead, Phish), Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show 8 pm

Kurtis Rivers’ (alto sax) Makanda Project, 13 piece band playing music of the late Makanda Ken McIntyre, tenor/reed player and educator, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

Alan Bernstein (bass) Presents Mac Chrupcala’s Sound of Newport: jazz, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St. (off Atwells Avenue), Providence. 751-4812. 9 p.m.-midnight.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 

URI Ram Marching Band, Brian Cardany, director: URI v Elon, Meade Stadium 25 W Alumni Ave, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, 11:30am to 1:30pm 

Warren Chaisson, vibes, Mike Renzi, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 847-3777, www.greenvale.com, 1-4 pm

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

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

Tony Cippola (sax) Group, jazz, pop, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

University Artist Series Concert: Hub New Music Quartet, featuring URI Music Faculty Kirstin Volness’ “Little Tiny Stone Full of Blue Fire,” new music, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, www.events.uri.edu/fine_arts_center, 8 – 10 pm

Calamari Brothers: swing, Smithfield Elks Lodge, 2359, 326 Farnum Pike. 231-9820. $5. 7:30-11 p.m.

Mark Hummel’s (harmonica, vocals) GoldenState/Lone Star Revue: w/Anson Funderburgh & Mike Keller, guitars, RW Grigsby, bass, Wes Starr, drums, blues, R&B, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm

Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene, acoustic singer/songwrghters, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, 885-4000, www.greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm.

Bohemian Quartet w/David Zinno, bass, folk, Gypsy, Romani, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272. riverfolk.org. $15. 8 p.m.

Mike Zito, new album, “Make Blues Not War,” Gina Sicilia, opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show 8 pm

Desiree: Kassie Rogers, vocals, Stef Denegre, guitar, vocals, Jon Thomas, keys, Steve Tavares, drums, Dan Curland, bass, rock, funk, dance, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., doors 7:30pm show 8:30 pm

Nicki Parrott (vocals, bass) w/Eddie Metz Jr, drums, Rossano Sportiello, drums, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

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

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

Distinctions: URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Gene Pollart, director, Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, www.events.uri.edu/fine_arts_center, 3-5 pm

Superchief Trio, blues, swing, boogie woogie, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, http://www.narragansettcafe.com, 4-7 pm

Boney James, contemporary jazz, Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, 467-7275, www.parktheatreri.com/events, 7:30 pm

Sweet Mercy Trio, The Tap Room, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., 8 pm

 

COMING UP: 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

Dan Moretti,(sax, flute) and Brazilia with Greg Abate, sax, flute, jazz, bossa, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm 


posted by Bill Melone, 10/17/17