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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/30/2016 TO 6/6/2016 

(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

MONDAY, MAY 30

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, MAY 31 

John & Joanne, John Monllos, guitar, Joanne Rodino, vocals, jazz, standards, One Bellevue Lounge, Viking Hotel,  1 Belevue Ave, Newport, 847-3300, http://www.hotelviking.com/calendar.aspx, 7-11pm 

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 

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

Nightlife Orchestra, feat: John Monlos, guitar, & guest vocalist Joanne Rodino, jazz, swing, standards, pop, Venda Ravioli, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence, 6:30-9 pm 

Tony Cerbo, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 233-3223, 6:30 pm, reservastion include cigar dinner. 

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

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Ginny Conley, vocals, Bill Moretti, piano, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm. 

Jazz at The Villa: Seth (drums) Burkhart 4, w/Jane Dean-Burkhart, piano, Marcus Sholar, sax, Joe Potenza, bass, jazz, funk, soul,  The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, 821 -0060, 7:30 – 10:30 pm, 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays, The Mystic Horns, R&B, blues, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. Doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30-10 pm.

Original Blues DeVille Open Jam: Lou’s Cafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 7:45 p.m.

Toni Lynne Washington, blues, Pub on Park, 665 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888,  8 –10:30 pm  (http://www.vintagerhythmandbluesensemble.com/gig-schedule.html)

Gumbo Band, featuring: Doug Woolverton, trumpet, Willie J. Laws, Jr. guitar, vocals, funk, E’Volution, 2190 Broad St, Cranston, 780-8700, 8:30 – 11:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 2 

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

Tish Adams, vocals, Trio, w/Rusty Hughes, piano, Bryan Frank Rizzuto, bass, jazz, standards, blues, Simone’s, 275 Child St. Warren, 247-1200, www.simonesri.com, 6:30 – 9 pm  

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

Greg Abate & Richie Cole, saxs, Tim Ray, piano, John Lockwood, bass, Mark Walker, drums, jazz, bop, Whaling City Sounds celebrate the late Phil Woods and their live recording Kindred Spirits of Greg and Phil at Chans, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open, 7 pm, 8 pm.

Neal McCarthy Problem, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 8 - 10 pm.

(SOLD OUT) Samantha Fish, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 & 10 pm.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

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

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

Al Abbott, pop, swing, jazz, oldies, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4130, 6-9:30 pm

Doug Woolverton (tumpet) and The Ravers, Reggae rockers, Officers’ Club, Newport Navy Base, 95 Perry Rd., Newport

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.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble, jazz and pop, Chapel Grille, 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. 944-4900, www.chapelgrillri.com 7-10 pm.

Joe Potenza and Friends w/Brenda Padula, vocals, Dennis Hughes, piano, Ted Casher, tenor sax, Frank Padula, drums, Todd Baker, bass, jazz, standards, blues, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 7:45-10:45 pm.

(SOLD OUT) Samantha Fish, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St, Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 & 10 pm.

Danielle Nicole: blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

A Tribute to Stevie Wonder by The Knickerbocker Collective, including: Talia Mortrude and Joe Michael of Sugar, Will Evans of Barefoot Truth, Glenn Kendzia of Wild Sun, Marty Moroney of Green Tea, pop, soul, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 pm.

Biscuit City, honky tonk, rock, Tavern on the Hill, 809 Nooseneck Hill Rd., West Greenwich. 385-3835. 9 p.m.

Eddie”s Shoe, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Kirk Feather Duo: jazz brunch, Hope Village Kitchen in the Hope Artiste complex, 999 Main St., Pawtucket. 11:30 am-2:30 pm.

Jazz Tastings: Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, George Zecher, steel drume, Pat Carderio, guitar, vocals, Rick Wells, drums, pop, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 p.m.

John & Joanne, John Monllos, guitar, Joanne Rodino, vocals, jazz, standards, Newport Vineyards, 909 ast Main Rd, (Rt. 138) Middletown, 848-5161, 1-4 pm

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

Connecticut College Reunion 2016: Roomfull Of Blues, blues, Tent on Temple Green, 270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT, open to all , sponsored by Class of 1976, 4-5:30 pm 

Vince Thompson: country swing, Americana, The Parlour, 1119 North Main St., Providence. 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 5-8 p.m. 

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

Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti: jazz, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 233-3223. 6-9 p.m. (NB earlier summer time & move to outside patio) 

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

Art Tebbetts and Matt Borello: tribute to Bob Dylan, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 p.m.

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Tony Medeiros, vocals, guitar, Greg Takemoto, alto sax, Bruce Mattson, keys, Dan Haan, drums, blues, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 7:45-10:45 pm. 

Barley Hoppers, Possessed by Paul James and the Carleans: country, folk, rock, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Biscuit City: honky tonk, rock, Hank’s Down South, 33 State St, Narragansett. 792-9200, hanksdownsouth.com. 8 pm 

Duke Robillard Band: blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m. 

Santa Mamba: Latin, jazz, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 9 p.m.

Brian & The White Birds, 60’s country rock, Opening: Sandy Allen, singer/songwriter, folk, Americana, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 9 p.m.

XS Band: Latin, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St. (off Atwells Avenue), Providence. 751-4812. 9 p.m.- midnight.

Nasty Habits, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

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.

Kirk Feather Duo: jazz brunch, Hope Village Kitchen in the Hope Artiste complex, 999 Main St., Pawtucket. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Gary Fish, Mary-Lou Ferrante, Margaret Ferri, and David Sardinha: rock, jazz, blues, Music for Vets Concert, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 1-5 p.m. Tickets available only at the door. All proceeds benefit veterans' services at the VA Medical Center.

(SUMMER TIME CHANGE) Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave Jamestown 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 4-7 pm  

Soul & Blues Sunday Dave Howard and Steve Burke, blues, The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, 821 -0060, 5 -8 pm.

Wolfie and the Jam Daddies, blues jam, Boundary Brewhouse at Corinne's Seafood Grille, 1593 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. 725-4260, www.corinnesbanquets.com, 5-9 pm.  

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

MONDAY, JUNE 6

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

COMING UP:  

TUESDAY, JUNE 7

John Hammond: blues, rock, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

Marcia Ball, singer, piano player, four time GRAMMY nominee, blues, originals, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors open, 7 pm, show, 8 pm.

FIRDAY, JUNE 10

Kirk Feather and Friends: jazz, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 p.m.

Dayna Kurtz and Danielle Miraglia: jazz, folk, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

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.” 

 


posted by Bill Melone, 05/30/16