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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 9/18/2017 TO 9/25/20

(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

NOTE: URI Music events or musicians in blue

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Bowens Wharf, 13 Bowens Warf, Newport (off America’s Cup Ave) 849-3478, bowenswharf.com, 11 am - 2 pm

The Groove Merchants w/Doug Woolverton, trumpet, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm ,

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

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

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

Karaoke Night with Vini Ames: Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 232-0844. 7 p.m.

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

WRIU Live Jazz Night: Tish Adams, vocals, joins Big City Jazz: Ben Ricci, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, to celebrate Tish’s 58th birthday and 20th radio anniversary at Murphy’s Law, 2 George St, Pawtucket, 724-5522, www.murphyslawri.com, meet jazz DJs, get WRIU promo items, and birthday cake, 7:30 – 11 pm.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Steve Burke Duo: smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5-8 p.m.

The Night Owls w/Alec Charon, guitar, Caleb Cronan, drums, Alex Teoli, bass, jazz, Basta Restaurant, 2195 Broad St., Cranston, 461-2300, 7–10 pm

Live Jazz Series: Chuck Rejto, harmonica, Matt MaCauley, guitar, Joe Cerrito, accordion, Tom Pasquarelli, bass, jazz, Mezzo Ultra Lounge, 393 Charles St. Providence, 331-3000, mezzoprovidence.com, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Greg Abate, sax, flute, Ben Cook, piano, Tod Baker, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m 

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Dan Lord & The Big Shots, 6-member rocking and swinging dance band, progressive blues, rock, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 6:30 pm, dance lessons, 7 pm, music, 7:30-10 pm.

Blues At Lou’s: Original Blues DeVille Open Jam w/ Dick Willner: Lou’sCafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 8 pm

The Funky Autocrates, funk, R&B, The Parlour, 1119 N, Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 9:30 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Steve Burke: smooth jazz, dance, Cancun Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnson, 232-0844, 6-9 pm

Steven Palumbo: solo vocals, in the style of Frank Sinatra, Siena Restaurant, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4111, stevenpalumbo.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Jonah Tolchin, electric guitar, and Daphne Lee Martin, acoustic guitar, vocals, Tap Room, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. 8 pm.

Seth Walker, guitar, vocals, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org, doors: 7 pm, show: 8 pm

Swingin’ Jazz Night: Michael Barclay de Tolly (guitar) amd Barkode, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 8:30 - 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

(Last Show) Jazz in the Courtyard: Mark Berney (trumpet) Jazz Duo w/James Himmelman, piano, next to Bistro 22, Garden City Center, Cranston, 942-2800. www.gardencitycenter.com/sales-events/ 6 – 8 pm (bring lawn chairs.)

Al Abbott, vocals. piano, jazz, standards, swing, Osteria Toscana, 1571 Atwood Ave., Johnston. 519-9100. 6-10 pm

Bill Miele (bass) and Friends, jazz, blues, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

John, guitar, & Joann, vocals, standards, Jo’s American Bistro, 24 memorial Blvd. W, Newport, 847-5506, josamericanbistro.com, 7-10 pm

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc: fiddle trio w/Olav Luksengard Mjelva (Norway) Anders Hall (Sweden) Kevin Henderson (Shetlan Islands)traditional Nodic fiddle music, The Pump House 1464 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, pumphousemusicworks.com, 7:30 pm

Roomful of Blues, celebrating 50 years of swingin’ jump blues, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com two shows: 8 & 10 pm

Coco Montoya: master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist, blues, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors 7pm, show 8 pm

Thana Alexa (vocals) Project w/Carmen Staaf, piano, keybosrds, Ben Williams, acoustic & electric bass, Clarence Penn drums, scat, originals, jazz standards, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

The Al Copley (singer, composer, pianist) Band, blues, new CD Beach Ball Blast (live), The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 8 pm, show, 9 pm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Karen Frisk, vocals, Kent Hewitt, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 847-3777, www.greenvale.com, 1-4 pm

Steve Burke, smooth jazz, pop, Purple Cat Vineyard & Winery, 11 Money Hill Road, Chepachet, RI, 401.566.9463, 1-4 pm

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

Steve Burke Duo: smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Open Mic/Potluck, The Pump House 1464 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, pumphousemusicworks.com, 5:30 pm

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

Jeff Cashen (sax) Group, jazz, swing, standards, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com.  7 – 10 pm

Vini Ames Duo: jazz, pop, rhythm & blues, oldies, Smithfield Elks Lodge, 326 Farnum Pike. 231-9820. 7:30-11 pm.

Charlie Thomas and the Drifters, doo wop and rhythm & blues classics, opening: The Reminisants, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m.

Maria Muldar (vocals) Band, “Way Past Midnight,” R&B, standards, pop, Court House Center For The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd (Rt.138) West Kingston, www.courthousearts.org, 8-10:30 pm

Spyro Gyra: Jay Beckenstein, sax, Jeremy Wall and Tom Schulman, keyboards, Julio Fernandes, guitar, Scott Ambush, bass, jazz, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Green, wich, 885-4000, www.greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm.

Kim Trusty and Kerri Powers: guitars, vocals, jazz, R&B, folk, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9272. riverfolk.org, 8 pm

Toni Lynn Washington & Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone, vocalists, w/Johnny Juxo, keys: piano & organ, Brad Hallen, bass, Mark Teixera, drums; blues, soul, funk, standards, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

The Sweetback Sisters: Emily Miller & Zara Bode, vocal duet, w/Ryan Hommel, fiddle, Ben Sanders, bass, Jason Sypher, drums, honky-tonk with hints of jazz and ragtime, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. doors 7pm, show 8 pm

Greg Abate (sax, flute) Quartet, w/Tim Ray, piano, Paul Del Nero, bass, Steve Langone, drums, jazz, bop, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

South County/South Conneccticut Dance Party: Hosted by The Carleans, special guests TBA, blues, rock, dance, , The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors, 7:30 pm, show, 8:30 pm.

SUNDAY, OCROBER 1

Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 am-2 pm

Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 a.m.-2 pm

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

The Hammond Boys: w/Dan Moretti (sax, flute) funk, jazz, R&B, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 W. Main Rd., Little Compton. 635-8486, sakonnetwine.com. admission per car. 1-4 p.m.

Reminisants, R&B, swing, pop, dance, Lighthouse Bar, Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln, 732-3200, www.twinriver.com/entertainment/lighthouse-bar/ 2 pm

Mac Chupcalla Jazz Series: Alan Berstein (bass) Trio, w/guests TBA, Johnny’s, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 3-7 pm

Tish Adams (vocals) Quintet w/Gino Rosati, guitar, Willie Myette, keys, Alex Chapman, drums, Art Manchester, sax, jazz, standards, blues, Plainridge Park Casino, 301 Washington St. Plainville, MA, http://www.plainridgeparkcasino.com/entertainment/sunday-special, 4 – 8 pm

The Rippintons: Russ Freeman, guitar, keyboards, Dave Karasony, drums, Bill Heller, piano, Ricardo Belled, bass, Jeff Kashiwa or Paul Taylor, sax, jazz, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Green, wich, 885-4000, www.greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

The Groove Merchants w/Doug Woolverton, trumpet, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm ,

The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm

The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra: The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 9 p.m. All ages.

 

COMING UP:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

Homecoming Reunion: singer pianist Daryl Sherman from Woonsocket and tenor saxophonist Harry Allen from Burrillville, w/Jon Wheatley, guitar, Marshall Wood, bass, and special guest vocalist Jean McKenna O”Donnell, jazz, standards, Chan’s Restaurant 267 Main St Woonsocket 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet, leader) Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, 467-7275, www.parktheatreri.com/events, 7 pm

 


posted by Bill Melone, 09/25/17