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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 12/22 TO 12/31/2014

(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, DEC. 22

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, DEC. 23

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7 – 10:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  DEC. 24

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm.

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 25

The Cartells, swing, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and top 40, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 pm.

FRIDAY,  DEC. 26

Joe Godfry, piano, jazz, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. 289-2524, thewharftavernri.com. 6-9 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.

Dennis Cook, sax, Judy DeRossi, vocals, Barry DeRossi, piano, jazz, standards, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 847-1300. Spiced Pear Restaurant, 847-2244. 6-10 pm.

Lois Vaughan, piano jazz, Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Waterplace Restaurant, 1 Finance Way, Providence. 272-1040. 6:30-9:30 pm.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Capital Grille, 1 Union Station, Providence. 521-5600. 7 pm.

Mac Odom, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, Paul Bouley, piano, Vinny Pagano, drums and  Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, blues, Aspire Rest., Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St. entrance. 

Steve Burke, jazz, Garden Zen Restaurant and Bar, 495 Washington St., Coventry. 825-6888. 7:30-10 pm.

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

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

Johnny & the East Coast Rockerss, swingin’ R&B, rock, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

The Cartells, swing, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and top 40, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 pm.

The Calamari Brothers, swing and oldies, Broadway Lounge, 535 North Broadway, East Providence. 434-9742. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

Biscuit City, honky tonk, country and roots rock, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm.

The Merge, Narragansett Cafe, 25 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com. 9:30 pm-1 am.

SATURDAY,  DEC. 27

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

Rod Luther, 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.  

Steve Burke, jazz, pop, “645” 645 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 232-1645, 7 – 10 pm.

Larry Pearlman Jazz Trio, 2 Paul’s City Grill, 315 Waterman Ave, East Providence, 228- 7285 (PAUL) http://2paulsgoodfood.com 7:30 – 10:30 pm

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 231-9820. 7:30-11 pm. Benefit for Elks charities.  

Soul Pocket feat/Leland Baker, sax, and special guest Erika Flowers, vocals, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000, pearlrestaurantri.com. 8-10 pm

Popa Chubby, rocking blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St. Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 & 10 pm.

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Holiday Blues, NOLA, Southern Rock Blast: Michael Allman, Charles Neville, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, hosted by WUMB FM’s Holly Harris, Regent Theater, 7 Medford St., Arlington. MA, 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com,

Love Dogs, swingin’ R&B, dance, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. 8 pm.

(SOLD OUT) Catherine Russell, standards, jazz, Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Black Oak Dr, East Lyme CT, www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886, doors open 7:30 pm show at 8:30 pm

The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

The Smokin’ Toads, Narragansett Cafe, 25 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com. 9:30 pm

SUNDAY, DEC. 28

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. 

The Lois Vaughan (vocals/piano) Jazz Trio, w/Art Manchester, reeds, Paul Del Nero, bass, jazz brunch, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. Noon-3 pm.

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

Andy DiMino, tribute to Dean Martin, and Susan Griffiths, tribute to Marilyn Monroe, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 2 pm.  

ABC Trio w/guest Ted Casher, sax, Mac Chrupcala, piano, Al Bernstein, bass,  Mike Coffee, drums, jazz, standards, funk, blues, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

Dave Howard, Neal Vitullo & The Vipers, Narragansett Cafe, 25 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com. 4 - 7 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.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Tony DelSignore, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 354-4420. 6-10 pm.

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

MONDAY,  DEC. 29

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, DEC. 30

NRBQ and the Whole Wheat Horns, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm.

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 7 – 10:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  DEC. 31 (NEW YEARS EVE: Check with venues for reservations)

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

The Duke Robillard Band, jazz/swing/Motown/R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. doors open 7 pm, regular “Dine and Dance Menu” and a special “New Years Eve Menu” music 8:30 pm.

Steve Burke, New Years Eve Bash, jazz, pop, “645” 645 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 232-1645, 8 pm –  1 am

Body and Soul, rhythm and blues and soul, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 7:30 pm. New Year’s Eve Jam.

The Tom Pasquarelli Quartet featuring Steve Marvin, jazz, Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill. 315-5599, oceanhouseevents.com. 7:30-11:30 pm.

Ronnie Sands and Lady D., pop and oldies, Vesuvio Restaurant and Lounge, 1401 Park Ave., Cranston. 942-8060, vesuviori.com. 8 pm-12:30 am.

The Vini Ames Trio, tribute to Frank Sinatra, jazz, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Clarion Inn, Grand Rose Ballroom, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9222. 8 pm-1 am.

New Years Eve Andre Ward and Wannetta Jackson, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 11 pm

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Lang's Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Ave., Cranston. 944-0500, langsbowlarama.com. 8:30 pm-12:30 am. reservations include unlimited bowling and buffet for groups of up to six.

The Dennis Pratt (bass’vocals) Trio featuring John Monllos, guitar, and Joanne Rodino, vocals, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Mary Andrews, vocal, Steve Heck, piano/vocal, Jeff Fountain, drums,Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 41 Mary St, Newport, RI 846-6200, 9 pm to 1 am

Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood, includes dinner buffet, hats, noise makers, champagne toast, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St. Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. doors open 7:30 pm music starts 9 pm.

Daddie Long Legs, New Orlean’s Dirty Professor, Sgt. Baker and the Clones and Josh Willis rock, funk and jazz, Spot Underground, 101 Richmond St., Providence. 383-7133, thespotunderground.com. 9 pm. 18+.

New Years Eve with Dwight & Nicole w/Jesse Dee, Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 9:30 pm.


posted by Bill Melone, 12/21/14