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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 5/18/2015 TO 5/25/2015

(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 18

A Treasury of Musical Gems from The Great American Songbook, Rod Luther, piano, Grand Hall, 1st. floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 6:30 – 8 pm, (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic)

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, Newport, www.barandkitchennewport.com 848-9081, 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, MAY 19

Barcode Trio, jazz, Hope, 10 Broadway, Newport, 849-6676, 7-10 pm

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

Big City Jazz: Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8 pm.

WEDNESDAY,  MAY 20

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

Bob Sagnella, sax, Kent Hewit, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7 - 9:30 pm  

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

Let’s Dance Wednesdays: The Cartells, jazz, swing, Motown, blues, R&B, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com. doors open 6:30 pm, free dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30 – 10 pm.   

Ben Shaw, jazz jam, Aurora, 276 Westminster St., Providence. tinyurl.com/kshjs9d. 8-11 pm

Avishai Cohen (trumpet) and Triveni, Linda Oh, bass, Nasheet Waits, drums, jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm

Lauren Henderson (vocals) Quartet, w/Sullivan Fortner, piano, Ameen Saleem, bass, jazz, Latin jazz, standards, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA,  (617) 661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm. 

THURSDAY, MAY 21

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

Deborah Wyndham, ragtime, Wanskuck Branch Library, 233 Veazie St., Providence. 274-4145. 6 pm.

Ellingtonia, Tish Adams (vocals) Quartet, w/John Funkhouser, piano, Keala Kauneheiwa, bass, Mike Connors, drums, Grand Hall, 1st. floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, prov.pub/music, 6:30 – 8:15 pm , adults 18+ (Don't Stop The Music! Event, prov.pub/rimusic) 

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.  

Becky Chase, blues, rock, Community Care Alliance Honorees, Call Wendy Pires 235-7245, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, doors open 5:30, music, 7 pm.

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

Fundraiser for Kids For Harmony: Eli & The Hot Six w/Rebecca Sullivan, vocals, Eli Newberger, tuba, Butch Thompson, piano, Bo Winiker, trumpet, Herb Gardner, trombone, Jeff Guthery, drums, Jimmy Mazzy, banjo/vocals,  Ted Casher, clarinet, saxes, contemporary classic jazz, Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm 

FRIDAY,  MAY 22

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.

Nick Sanfilippo, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St., Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm.

Al Abbott, swing, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 6:30-10:30 pm.

The Ed Tomassi Group, jazz, Imperial Room, 1 Rhodes Place, Cranston. tinyurl.com/ngovref. 7-11 pm. Includes master class.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Capital Grille, 1 Union Station, Providence. 521-5600. 7 – 10:30 pm.

Rose Weaver, vocals, Gregg Wardson, piano, Vinny Pagano, drums, and Joe Potenza, basses, jazz, blues, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521–3333, aspirerestaurant.com/events 7:30-11:00 pm, valet parking at Mathewson St.  

Triple Threat, w/guest James Montgomery, winners of 2013 MA Blues Society Challenge, new CD release, blues rock opera, “She’s One Of A Kind,” blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.  

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., jazz, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 pm.

ABC Trio, w/Bruce Smith, vocalist, Richard Hundley, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 8-12 pm. 

Ramsey Lewis, 50th anniversary of the release of “The In Crowd,” Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Friday) 

Mike LeDonne (piano) Trio w/Ira Coleman, bass, Carl Allen, drums, 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.

SATURDAY,  MAY 23

Sandywoods Folk Festival: Christine Lavin and Don White, Antje Duvekot, Attila Vural, John Fuzek, Lauren Sheehan, Mike Laureanno, Seamus Galligan and Bob Ardern, folk, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 11 am-7 pm.

Dave Burdett, trumpet, Greg Wardson, piano, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, pop, oldies, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble, Demetri’s Function Facility, 2 Washington St., Foxboro. (508) 668-7200, demetrisfunctions.com. 5:30 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, Marchetti’s Restaurant, 1463 Park Ave, Cranston, 943-7649. 6 - 10 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.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Mamma Mia’s, 93 Careswell St., Marshfield, Mass. (781) 834-3050. 6:30-9:30 pm.  

Jeff Cashen and Judith Gilson, jazz, 2 Pauls’ City Grille, 315 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 228-7285, 2paulsgoodfood.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.  

Tish Adams, vocals, Joe Potenza, bass, Gino Rosatti, guitar, jazz, Cafe 900, Slatersville Plaza, 900 Victory Hwy. North Smithfield. 767-2444, cafeninehundred.com. 8 pm.

Greg Abate (sax,flute) Quartet, John Lockwood, bass, Tim Ray, piano, Mark Walker, drums, jazz, celebrating new CD “Motif,” opening Mount St. Charles Good Vibes Jazz Quartet, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 8 pm.

Ramsey Lewis, 50th anniversary of the release of “The In Crowd,” Scullers, Doubletree Suits, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 866-777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm (also Saturday)

Joanna Pascale, vocals, Anthony Wonsey, piano, Vicente Archer, bass, Willie Jones III, drums, “Wildflower” CD release, 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.

SUNDAY,  MAY 24

Al Abbott, jazz brunch, 300 North Restaurant, 3009 Tower Hill Rd., Saunderstown. 789-4200, threehundrednorth.com. 10 am-2 pm.

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.

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

ABC Trio, guest TBA, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 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 Smith, drums, and Vital Information NYC Edition, Mark Soskin, keys, Baron Brown, bass, Andy Fusco, sax, Vinny Valentino, guitar, jazz, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com, 7 & 9 pm.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Tony DelSignore, vocals, swing, Tasty Diner Sports Bar and Grill, 410 Mineral Spring Ave., North P, rovidence. 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, MAY 25 

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, Newport, www.barandkitchennewport.com 848-9081, 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.

COMING UP 

TUESDAY, MAY 26 

Mmere Dane and Dave Zinno, jazz, AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence. 831-9327, as220.org. 9 pm. All ages. 

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, 05/18/15