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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 4/25/2016 TO 2/2/2016

(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)

URI Performances highlighted in blue

PLEASE CONTACT jazz@wriu.org with any corrections or additions

MONDAY, APRIL 25

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

URI Percussion Ensemble, Christopher Smith, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7:30 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, APRIL 26

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

John Badessa Big Band Event: swing, Ciara Restaurant and Lounge, 678 Killingly St., Johnston. 354-8800. 7-10 p.m.

University Chorus, Audrey Cardany, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 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: 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, APRIL 27

Michael Dutra: tribute to Frank Sinatra, Fred and Steve's Steakhouse Lounge, Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 475-8400, twinriver.com. 5-9 p.m.

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

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Mary Andrews, piano, vocals, Pat Cardeiro, guitar, vocals, Jeff Fountain, drums, pop, oldies, standards, standards, pop, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm.  

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

Mark Tabor, sweet spot piano bar, Broadway and standards, taproom, Local 121, The Taproom, 121 Washington St., Providence. 274-2121,  www.local121.com. 7 pm.  

Let’s Dance Wednesdays, Johnny & the East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythm and 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.

“Queen of the Blues” Tony Lichelle Washington, blues, Pub on Park, 665 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888,  8 –10:30 pm  (http://www.vintagerhythmandbluesensemble.com/gig-schedule.html)

The Subdudes, w/Tommy Malone, singer/guitar, John Mcgnie, accordion, Steve Amedee, tambourine, Tim Cook, bass, NOLA, blues, gospel, funk, R&B, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

Steve Burke, jazz, B. Pinelli’s Simply Italian Restaurant, 736 North Broadway, East Providence. 270-7111, bpinellis.com. 6-9 p.m.

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

Strictly Jazz Series, The Roots Who Dat Trio, w/Mibbett Threats, bass, Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Zeffro Gianetti, drums, Cape Verdean Club, 329 Grosvenor Ave., East Providence, RI, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

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

URI Big Band, Jared Sims, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 8 pm

Tribute to Phil Woods: by altoists Greg Abate & Richie Cole, Scullers, Double Tree Suites/Hilton Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA, 617-562-4111, www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

The Curators, w/JohnMailloux, Jason Medeiros, George Correia, Rob Massoud, plus horns & vocals, reservation includes new locally produced CD “Museum of Ghosts,” Andrea Belanger, vocals, opens and sings with the band, rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

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

The John Badessa Trio featuring Steve Heck and Bill Miele: jazz and swing, Stillwater Tavern, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 7-10 p.m.

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 and pop, Chapel Grille, 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. 944-4900, wkonenww.chapelgrillri.com 7-10 pm.

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Ed Tomassi & Joe C. Esposito, tenor saxophones, Francisco Pais, guitar, Steve Langone, drums, jazz, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 8-11 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St entrance.

URI Concert Band, Brian Cardeny, director, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 8 pm

Anthony Gomes, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. (also Saturday)

Janiva Magness, blues and roots, Russ Mello, opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

2016 Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee: Sugar Ray (harmonica, vocals) & the Bluetones, blues, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com. 8:30 pm.

The Hornitz, funk, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. Ages: 21+.

The Mistics w/Gary Gramoline, blues, rock, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

Mac Odom: rhythm and blues and Motown, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 9 p.m.-2 am. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Christopher Botelho, Senior Jazz Saxophone recital, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 1 pm

Manuel Morales (trumpet) Funky Kingston Band, funk, Reggae, HempFest 2016, URI Quad, 4 – 5 pm, (other music, presentations and exhibits: 2 - 11pm) https://www.facebook.com/events/177614865947245/

Bill Harley: family show for the benefit of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272, riverfolk.org. 2 p.m.

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

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 and oldies, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 6-9:30 p.m.

Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti: jazz, Terrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike (Route 7), Smithfield. 233-3223. 6:30-9:30 p.m.  

Joe Potenza (bass) and Friends w/Travis Colby, guitar, keys, vocals, Doug Woolverton, trumpet, AlexChapman, drums, blues, funk, Tarragon Bar, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 602-1104, www.silvershellhospitality.com/tarragonbar/, 8-11 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St entrance.

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

URI Concert Choir, Mark Conley, director, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 8 pm

Charlie Daniels Band: country, bluegrass, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 p.m.

Anthony Gomes, blues, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. (also Friday)

The Vini Ames Duo: pop, swing, rock, rhythm and blues and oldies, County Cork Irish Pub, 50 Waterfront Drive, Warwick. 732-2675. 8 p.m.-midnight.

SOLD OUT: Peter Wolf, CD release “A Cure For Lonliness,” Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Forever Young: tribute to Neil Young, Courthouse for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 p.m

Big Cat Blues Band, blues, rock, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 9 pm – 12:30 am.

SUNDAY, May 1

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.

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

Ryan Garvey, Jazz Guitar recital, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7:30 pm

Mike Crandal Band w/Bruce Bears, blues, Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave Jamestown 423-2150, www.narragansettcafe.com. 1-4 pm  

URI Wind Ensemble, Gene Pollart. coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 3 pm

Soul & Blues Sunday Ed Scheer, blues, The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, 821 -0060, 5 -8 pm. (NOTE: Later Time)

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.  

Mark Tabor, sweet spot piano bar, Broadway and standards, taproom, Local 121, The Taproom, 121 Washington St., Providence. 274-2121,  www.local121.com. 6 pm. 

URI String Ensemble, Ted Mook. coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7 pm

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

MONDAY, MAY 2

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

URI Lively Experiment, Mark Conley. coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7:30 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:  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

URI Electro-Acoustic Projects Concert, Kirsten Volness, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 5

Tony Cerbo: tribute to Michael Bublé and pop, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. ticket includes dinner.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Debra Mann (vocals, piano) Quintet. tribute to music of Joni Mitchell. Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St, East Greenwich, 885-4000, www.theodeum.org, 8pm

SATURDAY, MAY 7 

Michael Genier, Senior Jazz Piano recital, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 1 pm

Jazz Tastings Returns For The Summer: Dick Lupino, bass, Shawn Monteiro, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 p.m.

James Hillelmann, Junior Jazz Saxophone recital, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 3 pm

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

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Sam Kursontkowski, Senior Jazz Bass recital, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 1 pm

URI Composers, Kristen Volness, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7 pm

MONDAY, MAY 9

URI World Music Percussion Ensemble, Christopher Smith, coordinator, URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music, 7 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.”


posted by Bill Melone, 04/25/16