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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 7/27/2015 TO 8/3/2015

(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, JULY 27

Steve DeConti, acoustic jazz and pop, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport. 846-6667. 1-4 pm. 

Celebrating Jazz At Queen Anne Square, A BridgeFest Event: Barcode Trio, smooth jazz, America’s Cup Ave, Newport, http://newportbridgefest.com/calendar-of-events/, 6 pm

McDonald's Farm AKA The Scottish Beatles, rock, Westerly Town Beach, Atlantic Avenue, Westerly. tunesonthedunesri.com. 6-8 pm. If rain, held in Windjammer. Tunes on the Dunes.

Ronnie Sands and Mary Lou Neville, pop and oldies, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 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.

TUESDAY, JULY  28

Masters & Grasshoppers, A BridgeFest Event: Larry Lewis and Chris Monte, guitar, vocals, and other instruments,  w/other local musicians,  Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., Jamestown, http://www.jamestownartcenter.org/events, children’s program 2 pm, suggested donation for evening program, 7 – 9 pm.

MathewFest, A Bridgefest Event, local jazz musicians, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 4 – 7 pm. Benefit for the Mathew Quinn Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Celebrating Jazz At Queen Anne Square, A BridgeFest Event: The Four Agreements, jazz, America’s Cup Ave, Newport, http://newportbridgefest.com/calendar-of-events/, 6 pm

Ten Rod Ramblers, flok/rock, Town Wharf, 55 Brown St., Wickford. 7 pm. donations accepted. Bring seating.

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

WEDNESDAY,  JULY  29

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm.   

Tish Adams Quartet, standards, jazz, blues, Trolley Station, Blackstone Blvd. bring chair/blanket, picnic, 6-7:30 pm (rain date, 8/5) 

Celebrating Jazz At Queen Anne Square, A BridgeFest Event: Prism, smooth jazz, America’s Cup Ave, Newport, http://newportbridgefest.com/calendar-of-events/, 6 pm

Blues On The Beach: Al Copley, blue, Westerly Town Beach, Atlantic Avenue, Westerly. tunesonthedunesri.com. 6-8 pm. Free. If rain, held in Windjammer. Blues on the Beach. 

Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band, top 40 and pop, Garden City Center, The Gazebo, Route 2, Cranston. 6-8 pm. Bring donation of peanut butter or tuna fish for the RI Food Bank. Summer Concert Series. Rain Date: July 9. 

The John Badessa Big Band featuring Bob Mainelli, swing and jazz, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6:30-8:45 pm. 

Northeast Navy Showband, swing, jazz and patriotic, Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. 434-2453, eastprovidencelibrary.org. 6:30 pm. Bring lawn chair and picnic. 

Angela Bacari, vocals, Yvonne Monnett, piano/vocals, Alan Bernstein, bass, jazz, 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  

Danny Arico, piano, Broadway and standards, Local 121, The Taproom, 121 Washington St., Providence. 274-2121, local121.com. 9 pm. 

THURSDAY, JULY 30

URI Festival Big Band, jazz, swing, The Rhode Show, Channel 12, WPRI, 9 -9:30 am 

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm. 

Celebrating Jazz At Queen Anne Square, A BridgeFest Event: Unusual Business, (5:45 – 6:30 pm), Panoramic View, (6:30 – 8 pm),  jazz, America’s Cup Ave, Newport, http://newportbridgefest.com/calendar-of-events/,

Jesse Dee, rhythm and blues, rock and jazz, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards, 162 West Main Rd, Little Compton. 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com. 6-9 pm. Tickets per car load. 

The Driftwoods, tribute to The Beach Boys, John Brown House Museum lawn, 52 Power St., Providence. 6:30 pm, Part of the Concerts Under the Elms concert series. 

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.  

Mindy Abair, saxophone, vocals, w/Randy Jacobs, guitar, Rodney Lee, keys, Jerry “Wyzard” Seay, bass, Third Richardson, drums, new CD “Wild Heart,” smooth jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm 

Grace Kelly (sax) Quartet, Pete McCann, electric guitar, Julia Pederson, electric bass, Ross Pederson, drums, CD release party for “Working for the Dreamers,” jazz, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

Hal Ketchum, new CD, “I’m The Troubadour,” blues, rock, soul, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm,  (see note at end of listings)  

FRIDAY,  JULY 31

2015 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTVAL, Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI 02840,  /www.newportjazzfest.org, box office opens 9am, gates open 10 am, first show 11am. (see lineup below) 

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 pm. 

Joe Godfrey, solo piano, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Bristol, 289-2524, thewharftavern.com, 6 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.

Ronnie Sands and Lady D., pop, jazz, Marchetti’s Restaurant, outside patio, 1463 Park Ave., Cranston. 943-7649, marchettis.com. 6-9 pm.

Ron Sanfilippo, 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.

Rose Weaver, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Kirk Feather, saxophone/flute, Vinny Pagano, drums, Joe Potenza basses, jazz, standards, blues, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St.  

Victor Wainwright, blues piano, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

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

Forever Young, Neil Young’s acoustic ans electric songs, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 pm doors open 7 pm.

2015 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTVAL, Chris Botti, trumpet, opening Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport Casino, 195 Bellevue Ave, Newport, doors open 6:30 concert 8 pm 

Ryan Montbleau Band, singer songwriter, Lyle Brewer opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm,  (see note at end of listings)   

The Sax Pack: Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters, smooth jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Saturday)

Johnny & the East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythm and blues, Motown, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm.

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 1

2015 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTVAL, Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI 02840,  /www.newportjazzfest.org, box office opens 9am, gates open 10 am, first show 11am. (see lineup below) Early Bird Welcome Show: The Navy Northeast Brass Band, outside the Fort Adams Visitor Center, in font of the Festival Gates, 9 – 10:15 am (also Sunday)

Summer Jazz Series:  Artists TBA, jazz, pop, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

A Cappella Gold, barbershop, Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville. 710-7800, jmslibrary.org. 6-8 pm. Riverwalk Summer Concert Series.

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 Godfrey, 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.

Eric Lindell, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, singer, R&B, swamp punk, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm,  (see note at end of listings) 

The Sax Pack: Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters, smooth jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Friday)

Alan Bernstein Trio, jazz, The Fifth Element, 111Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 10 pm

SUNDAY,  AUGUST 2

2015 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTVAL, Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI 02840,  /www.newportjazzfest.org, box office opens 9am, gates open 10 am, first show 11am. (see lineup below) Early Bird Welcome Show: The Navy Northeast Brass Band, outside the Fort Adams Visitor Center, in font of the Festival Gates, 9 – 10:15 am (also Sunday)

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.

FrankenPhil Duo, vocals, guitar and bass, blues The Fifth Element, 111Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, noon

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

Alex and Ani Summer Concert Series: The DM Quartet, Dan Moretti, sax, Debra Mann, piano, vocals, Marty Richards, drums, Marty Ballou, bass, jazz, standards, Latin, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vinyard, 162 West Main Rd, Little Compton, 635-8464, http://www.sakonnetwine.com/eventscalendar/calendar/#event-list, 1 – 4 pm.

ABC Trio, guest TBA, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.  

Steve DeConti, vocals, guitar, and Kent Hewitt, piano, jazz and pop, Trio Cafe and Restaurant, 5 Sanderson Rd. (Route 5), Smithfield. 949 -9839. 4-7 pm.

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5 - 9 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.

Coco Montoya, vocalist, guitar, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 7 & 9 pm.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Tony DelSignore, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 354-4420. 7-11 pm.

Miss Wensday, ballads, blues, vaudeville, Magdalenae Room, Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain St. Providence, 7:30 pm.

Linda Loveless, new CD “Somewhere Else,” Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm,  (see note at end of listings)  

Sunday Night Blues Jam w/Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8:30 pm – 12 m

MONDAY, AUGUST 3 

Steve DeConti, acoustic jazz and pop, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport. 846-6667. 1-4 pm. 

Berklee Courtyard Series, “Nella” Marianella Rojas, standards, South American, originals, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 6 pm. 

 

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

Ronnie Sands and Lady D., pop and oldies, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 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.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 

Steve Tyrell, vocals, pop. Standards, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Satuday 8/8) 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 

Wallace Roney, trumpet, Miles Davis successor, jazz, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm. 

2015 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTVAL

Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI 02840,  /www.newportjazzfest.org,

FRIDAY, JULY 31

International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport Casino, 195 Bellevue Ave, Newport, doors open 6:30 concert 8 pm 

Chris Botti, trumpet, opening Jon Batiste & Stay Human 

Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI, box office opens 9am, gates open 10 am, first show 11am.

Snarky Puppy

Christian McBride Trio w Christian Sands & Ulysses Owens

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble (21 musicians)

Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Steve Lehman Octet

Kneebody

Gerald Clayton Quintet w Ambrose Akinmusire, Ben Wendel, Joe Sanders & Justin Brown

Bria Skonberg & The Jazz Compatriots

Herlin Riley Quintet

Lucky Peterson – Singin' The Blues

Matana Roberts' Coin Coin

Johnathan Blake Quartet

Peter Evans Quintet

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra w special guest soloist Sean Jones

University of Rhode Island Newport Big Band

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI, box office opens 9am, gates open 10 am, first show 11am.

Cassandra Wilson celebrates Billie Holiday

Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Ashley Kahn hosts Miles Davis Talk w/George Wein & Nate Chinen

Cécile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio

José James

Ashley Kahn hosts Miles Davis Talk w/Steve Berkowitz & Jack DeJohnette

Pat Martino Organ Trio

Conrad Herwig's Latin Side of Horace Silver feat. guest Michel Camilo

Jack DeJohnette's Made in Chicago

Hiromi: The Trio Project w Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips

Kenny Garrett Quintet

Wycliffe Gordon & Friends

Tom Harrell Quintet w Wayne Escoffery, Danny Grissett, Ugonna Okegwo & Johnathan Blake

Introducing Joey Alexander

RI Music Educators Association Sr. All-State Jazz Ensemble

Christian Sands Quartet

Helen Sung Quartet

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI, box office opens 9am, gates open 10 am, first show 11am.

Jamie Cullum

Arturo Sandoval

Dr. John and The Nite Trippers

Michel Camilo/Hiromi Piano Duets

Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band

Ashley Kahn hosts Miles Davis Talk w/Mike Stern, David Fricke, of “Rolling Stone,” & critic Bill Milkowski

Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra w special guest Rudresh Mahanthappa

Bill Frisell Trio w Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen

Ashley Kahn hosts Miles Davis Talk w/John Faddes & Randy Sandke

Billy Childs’ Jazz-Chamber Ensemble

Frank Kimbrough Solo Piano

Jon Faddis’ Triumph of Trumpets:  Marquis Hill, Sean Jones, David Hazeltine, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Dion Parsons

James Carter Sextet - Living My Life: The Music of Don Byas

Fred Hersch Trio w John Hebert & Eric McPherson

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Scott Robinson’s Doctette

Jason Lindner Now vs. Now

Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band

Giorgi Mikadze Trio

Aaron Diehl Trio

 

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, 07/26/15