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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 8/31/2015 TO 9/7/2015

NOTE: WRIU tent at Rhythm & Roots, Labor Day Weekend, 9/4,5,6

(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, AUGUST 31

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

Berklee Courtyard Series, Affinity Quartet: w/Josh Shpak, trumpet, Yoav Eshed, guitar, Alex Gasser, bass, Noah Israeli, drums, jazz, 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.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

The Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown. 847-3912, www.sweetberryfarmri.com. 5:30-7:30 pm. Bring blanket or chairs, picnic tables available with dinner tickets

Greg Abate w/Paul Arsianian Trio, jazz, The Loft at The clarion Hotel, 1 Atwood Dr. (Rt.5) Northampton, MA, 7:30 pm. Jam session follows at 10:30 pm.

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, SEPTEMBER 2

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

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

Lori Colombo, vocals, Chris Taylor, piano, Dave Zinno, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm.

Mystic Horns, blues, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. Doors open 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30 – 10 pm.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

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

Al DeAndrade's Hot Dukes of Dixie featuring Jan Marquez, Dixieland jazz, Billy Taylor Park, Camp and Cypress streets, Providence. 660-5770. 6-8 pm. Bring chairs

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys (w/special guests), Cajun, zydeco, swamp grass, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, thetowersri.com. 7-10 pm.

The Coastline Swing Band, Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348- 0055. 7:30-9:30 pm.

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. 

Power Quintet, w/Steve Nelson, vibraphone, Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, Danny Grissett, piano, Peter Washington, bass, Bill Stewart, drums, jazz, 85 Black Oak Dr, East Lyme CT, www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886, doors open 7:30 pm show at 8:30 pm.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Rhythm and Roots Festival, rhythm and blues, Americana, roots, Cajun, zydeco and Western swing, Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Rd. (Route 1), Charlestown. (888) 855-6940, www.rhythmanandroots.com, Lake Street Dive, Sarah Potenza, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, Eilen Jewell, Nora Jane Strurhers and the Party Line, Dustbowl Revival, Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-evolution, Dog Hill Stompers, Mike Tess and the Talkbacks, Parsonfield, The Mike and Ruthy Band, Hello Strangers and Ed Poullard and Preston Frank. 4 pm-midnight.

Stan Holtzman, solo piano, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren, 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.

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

Joe Potenza (bass) and guests, jazz, blues, standards, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333, www.aspireseasonalkitchen.com 6:30-10 pm.

Gary Fish with Thatcher and John Harrison, songs of the sea and commercial fishing, Thatcher Harrison opens with a solo set, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm doors open 7:30 pm.

Cash Box Kings, blues and rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

Noah Preminger (sax) Quartet w/Jason Palmer, Sean Conly, Matt Wilson, jazz, 85 Black Oak Dr, East Lyme CT, www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886, doors open 7:30 pm show at 8:30 pm

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

SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 5

Rhythm and Roots Festival, rhythm and blues, Americana, roots, Cajun, zydeco and Western swing, Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Rd. (Route 1), Charlestown. (888) 855-6940, www.rhythmandroots.com. The Mavericks, Los Lobos, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Sarah Potenza, Marcia Ball, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, The Cash Box Kings, Matt Anderson, Ten Strings and a Goatskin, Roddy Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Della Mae and Jim Lauderdale, Hat Fitz and Cara, Dustbowl Revival, Del Barber, Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-evolution, Howell Devine, The Strumbellas, Dog Hill Stompers, The Bombadils, Yvette Landry and Richard Comeaux, David Greely and Ed Poullard and Preston Frank. 11 am -midnight.

Summer Jazz Series:  Angela Bacari, vocals, Steve Heck, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, and Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, www.greenvale.com/events.com. 1-4 pm.

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

Dawn Chung, 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.

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, oldies and rhythm and blues, Coachmen’s Lodge, 273 Wrentham Rd., Bellingham, Mass. (508) 883-9888, www.coachmanslodge.com. 7-10 pm.

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

The Greg Abate (sax) Quartet, w/Ben Cook, piano, Todd Baker, bass, Gary Johnson, drums, jazz, Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis Rd., Framingham, Mass. (508) 405-2787, www.amazingthings.org. 8 pm.

The Fat City Band, blues and rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.  

Somi, East African vocalist & songwriter, 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.

SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 6

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.

Rhythm and Roots Festival, rhythm and blues, Americana, roots, Cajun, zydeco and Western swing, Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Rd. (Route 1), Charlestown. (888) 855-6940, www.rhythmandroots.com. Keb Mo, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Sarah Potenza, Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, The Cash Box Kings, Matt Anderson, Roddy Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Hat Fitz and Cara, Del Barber, Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-evolution, Howell Devine, The Strumbellas, Dog Hill Stompers, The Bombadils, Yvette Landry and Richard Comeaux, David Greely and Ed Poullard and Preston Frank. 11am -midnight.

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: Christine Fawson (trumpet/vocals) Quartet, Rusty Hughes, piano, Joe Potenza, bass, Brooke Sofferman, drums, funky jazz, standards, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vinyard, 162 West Main Rd, Little Compton, 635-8464, http://www.sakonnetwine.com/eventscalendar/calendar/#event-list, 1 – 4 pm. Tickets per carload.

Latino Music Festival, India Point Park, 263 India St., Providence. (800) 745-3000, www.riwaterfrontevents.com.  Sergio Vargas, Fefita la Grande, Jowell y Randy, Oro Solido, Vena, Dynasty and Jhoni the Voice, merengue and Latin. 1-8 pm.

Fred Scheff Studios, tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, www.courthousearts.org. 3-5 pm

Steve DeConti, vocals, guitar, and Dan Moretti, sax, jazz and pop, Trio Cafe and Restaurant, 15 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett. 792 -4333. 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.

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 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. 7-11 pm.  

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

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 

(LAST TIME THIS SEASON) Steve DeConti and Paul Nagel, acoustic jazz and pop, Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd., Newport. 846-6667. 1-4 pm.

Connie Giso, pop, standards and audience participation, EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565, www.epochsl.com. 4 pm. Space limited.

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.

Main Street Cruisers, doo-wopp, classic rock. oldies, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 7 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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 

Justin Kauflin (piano) Trio, new CD “Dedication,” Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

The Justin Kauflin Trio, jazz, Roger Williams Universtiy, Global Heritage Hall Atrium, 1 Old Ferry Rd., Bristol. 7:30 pm.

Judy Collins, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 pm,  (see note at end of listings)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

Doug Woolverton (trumpet) tribute to Miles Davis – A musical journey of Miles' hits from 1950-1990 including the entire “Kind Of Blue” album, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

 

 

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, 08/31/15