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jazz listings March 25-31

AS220 115 Empire St Providence RI 401-831-9327 www.as220.org
10pm UM: Jazz with Hal Crook, Bob Gullotti, Dave Zinno and Leo Genovese
JAZZ NIGHT AT AS220 - THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH! "Trombonist Hal Crook is a marvel. He has evolved a singular musical voice echoing past masters... impressing as a modernist with chops." (Jazz Times) http://halcrook.com/ $7

BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER 136 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02115 (617) 747-2261 www.berkleebpc.com
Tuesday, March 25, 8:15 p.m Jetro da Silva will perform with the Berklee String Orchestra directed by Eugene Friesen. The concert will be a combination of various music styles.

Thursday, March 27, 8:15 p.m.
Students and faculty from Mexico, Cuba, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Japan, Colombia, and the U.S. will perform, some wearing colorful clothing and playing rarely seen instruments that represent their home countries. They'll showcase a vast range of musical styles including salsa, klezmer, and bluegrass. Concert director and Berklee professor Ken Zambello is planning a stirring and emotional program, with songs of love, loss, tragedy, and triumph.

Sunday, March 30, 8:00 p.m
Victor Wooten redefines the word musician. Regaled as the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Wooten is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy-winning supergroup Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Tickets: $35, $30, reserved seating

Tuesday, April 1, 8:15 p.m Herb Pomeroy Tribute Concert
Berklee will present a concert in memory of Herb Pomeroy featuring the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Greg Hopkins. Some of Pomeroy's most illustrious students and associates (including Toshiko Akiyoshi, Alan Broadbent, Michael Gibbs, Rob Mounsey, Hal Crook, and Greg Hopkins) have been contacted to provide music. The centerpiece of the program will be a composition written by Jaxon Stock who will be here to conduct. This piece was composed as a feature for Herb a couple of years ago, but because of an illness, it was never performed. Guest artists include Jack Walrath, Hal Galper, and Joe Lovano. Proceeds of the concert will go to the Herb Pomeroy Scholarship Fund

Chan’s 267 Main St. Woonsocket RI 401-765-1900 www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com
March 26 OPEN MIKE BLUES JAM FREE!
March 27 SOUL AMBITION 7:00 $15.00
March 28 LUTHER “GUITAR JR.” JOHNSON 8:00 $15.00 10:00 $10.00 Both $18.00
March 29 ROOMFUL OF BLUES 8:00 $27.00 10:00 $20.00 Both $30.00

NEWPORT BLUES CAFE 286 Thames St, Newport 401.841.5510 blues@newportblues.com
Thursday, March 27, 2008 THE SHAKE UP / BOTFLY
Friday, March 28, 2008 MEAN CARLENE
Saturday, March 29, 2008 Separate Ways

Providence Black Reperatory - Xxodus Cafe 276 Westminster St Prov, RI 401-351-0353 elephant@blackrep.org
WEDNESDAY 5PM DOORS 9PM LATIN JAZZ & SALSA FEATURING CARLOS DE LEON | $5.00 AND 18+
THURSDAY Sodade 9:00 PM Cover/ID: $5 - $10/18+ Sodade is a night devoted to the classic sounds of Cape Verde and Brazil.
FRIDAY 10:30PM ECLECTION | $7.00 AND 18+
Djs Brown Hornet and J Scratch spin your favorite Funk, Old Skool, R'n'B, Soul and more
SATURDAY 10:30PM THE NEON SOUL CABARET FEATURING THE NEON SOUL COLLECTIVE | $5.00 BEFORE 12PM AND $10.00 AFTER AND 21+ ALL NIGHT


REGATTA BAR at the Charles Hotel One Bennett St , Cambridge MA 617-661-5000 www.regattabarjazz.com
ARUAN ORTIZ TRIO FEAT: ERIC MCPHERSON & GERG OSBY
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30pm - $20 "...a must see!" - New York Post

TIM REYNOLDS & TR3 SPECIAL OPENER KIERAN MURPHY
Wednesday, March 26, 7:30pm - $20
The great contribution on this CD is that it does demonstrate what a guitar-picking wonder Reynolds is, even more so than on earlier collaborations between these two. Somebody should sign this guy up, and quick”. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide

BILL FRISELL'S 858 QUARTET
Thursday, March 27, 7:30pm - $28 & 10:00pm - $25
Friday, March 28, 7:30pm - $28 & 10:00pm - $25
Saturday, March 29, 7:30pm - $28 & 10:00pm - $25
"It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." - The New York Times

RYLES Jazz Club 212 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA (617) 876-9330 www.rylesjazz.com
Wednesday March 26 : Musaner
"Musaner offers a highly original mix of folk music in the context of highly original jazzband arrangements. Folk music from Armenia, the Balkans and the Caucasus meets the improvisational abilities of the band members, offering and original blend of old and new, east and west, ancient and modern." | show 9:00 am | genre folk-jazz cost $10

Thursday March 27 :Syncopation
Called the "Manhattan Transfer of the 21st Century" (Boston Globe), Syncopation is the latest vocal jazz quartet to hit the international stage show 9:30 pm | tix available | cost $10pp

Friday March 28 :Leo Genovese
Leonardo Genovese was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina in 1979. After some years of studying classical piano at the National University of Rosario as well as private lessons in contemporary music, he moved to Boston in 2001. He started his career at Berklee College of Music where he studied with Danilo Perez, Joanne Brackeen and Frank Carlberg, among others. Leo graduated as a Professional Music Major in 2003 and has been constantly performing and recording with talented musicians such us Hal Crook, Darren Barrett, George Garzone, Francisco Mela, Joe Lovano, Bob Gulloti, Phil Grenadier, Dave Santoro, Chris Cheek and Ben Monder. In 2004, he released his first solo album entitled Haikus II signed by Spanish label Fresh Sound Records.
| show 9:00 pm | genre varies | venue mainstage | tix available | cost $10pp Top

Saturday March 29 :Four Piece Suit
The Four Piece Suit highball is a mix of sea-foam soaked guitar and squalling tenor sax, shaken--not stirred--with Finnish surf tangos, Battista-Era mambos, Depression swing, Slavic hoe-downs, spaghetti Westerns, beach blanket boppers, spy music, crime jazz, and movie themes. Just the thing for audiences thirsty for a shot of rock'n'roll in their cocktail music, with a twist of romance.
show 9:00 pm | genre Surf Tango Swing | venue mainstage | tix available | cost $10pp

SCULLERS DoubleTree Guest Suites 400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston
BRIAN BROMBERG
Wednesday March 26, 2008 Show: $25 Dinner & Show: $70 Shows: 8pm & 10pm
The Brian Bromberg Band- from funky electric to grooving acoustic jazz- playing the music from Brian’s # 1 Album “You Know That Feeling” to his current Grammy nominated “Downright Upright”.

MARC ANTOINE with PAUL BROWN
Thursday March 27, 2008 Show: $25 Dinner & Show: $70 Shows: 8pm & 10pm
True to the joyous musical wanderlust in his soul, Marc Antoine has taken contemporary jazz fans on a series of extraordinary, exotic journeys since emerging onto the scene with his unique classical soul vibe in the mid-90s.

LARRY HARLOW'S LATIN LEGENDS
Friday March 28, 2008 Show: $25 Dinner & Show: $70 : 8pm & 10pm
Larry Harlow is a true living legend of Afro-Cuban music. Born in Brooklyn, New York, his early influences were his father Buddy, who was a professional bass player and his mother Rose, who sang opera.

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, 508-994-2900 zeiterion.org ($2 parking in attached garage)



John Allmark Big Band Mondays @ Bovi’s, 287 Taunton Avenue, E. Prov, 434-9670

Coast Line Swing Band 1st Thursday of month (starting May 4) @ General Stanton Inn 7:30 to 9:30 PM Contact the General Stanton Inn, 4115B Old Post Road in Charlestown, RI, 401-364-8888, reservations recommended.

*****3rd Thursday of month @ The Wilcox Tavern, 5153 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 401-322-1829 Music from 7:30 - 9:30 PM, reservations recommended.
The Coastline Swing Band is a 17-piece big band with a vocalist with a repertory that ranges from the big band classics of the '30s and '40s, to some very up-to-date funk.

Jazz Candy Mondays @ POP 162 Broadway, Newport, RI 8-11pm
Fridays @ The Trattoria Simpatico in Jamestown, RI Call 401-423-3731 for information. Art Manchester – woodwinds, John
Monllos – guitar, 7-10pm

Georgette LeBreche Fridays @ Spain's of Narragansett in the lounge from 7 - 10. (1144 Ocean Road, Narragansett, R.I.)
Saturdays @ The Wilcox Tavern, 5153 Old Post Rd, Charlestown , 7-10pm

Minor Swing Fridays in @ Chez Ben - Fahrenheit,345 South Water St Prov. 401-521-7722 , 7-10pm (gypsy jazz), follwed by R&B and Hip-Hop

Philip Mullen and Diamond (jazz & swing) Thursdays and Fridays @ Shamrocks Rt 108, Wakefield, 5-9pm, 782-6700

Mike Tanaka Trio & friends jazz jam Tuesdays @ BLACKSTONE CLUB 1005 Main Street (Hope Village) Pawtucket, RI (401) 726-2181 8-12pm free

True Brew Coffee House Robinson St. in Wakefield has jazz every Sunday, 6:30-9:30 PM







Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - FREE
A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO MAX ROACH: A Daylong Celebration of the legendary jazz drummer Max Roach
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Photo Gallery Presentation & Alumni Jazz Ensemble
1:00 pm: Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union
Photographer Ed Cohen & Raoul Roach, Max's son, discuss photos. Performance by Music & Dance Department alumni--Tom Briggs, Jake Epstein, Andy Jaffe, Genevieve Rose, Avery Sharpe and Royal Hartigan; Reading by Martín Espada

Panel Discussion
3:30 pm: New Africa House, 2nd floor
The Influence of Max Roach at UMass Amherst & Beyond
Herb Boyd, Sonia Sanchez, Billy Taylor, Frederick Tillis, Jake Epstein,
Randy Weston & John H. Bracey, Jr., moderator

27th Annual Jazz Showcase Concert
8:00 pm: Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall
Six UMass Amherst Jazz Ensembles, directed by Jeffrey W. Holmes
Guests: Poet Sonia Sanchez, Lark String Quartet; Robert Gullotti, drums; Yusef Lateef, reeds; Salvatore Macchia, bass; Billy Taylor, piano; Frederick Tillis, saxophone; Randy Weston, piano & Reggie Workman, bass

Ryan Shaw, rock, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 8 pm. $10.

Wed MARCH 26
Ann Austin and John Harrison, jazz, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, GTECH Center, 10 Memorial Blvd., Providence. 272-2271. 5:30-8:30 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz, Black and Blue Steakhouse, 455 Main St., East Greenwich. 884-7100. 6-10 pm.

George Leonard, jazz, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 7-11 pm.

Loaded Dice and DJ Swing Daddy, swing, The C.V. Club, 329 Grosvenor Ave., East Providence. 434-9612. 7-11 pm. Dance lesson, 7:15 pm. $7 (special events $8-$10).

Yvonne Monnett, Jeff Fountain and Tom Pasquarelli, jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 pm.

John Worsley, jazz, Capriccio, 2 Pine St., Providence. 421-1320. 7-11 pm.

Thurs MARCH 27
East Side Horns and Mac Odom and Chill, rhythm and blues and Motown, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 8 pm-midnight.

Marcelle Gauvin and Matt Richard, jazz, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, GTECH Center, 10 Memorial Blvd., Providence. 272-2271. 5:30-8:30 pm.

Bob Mainelli, jazz, Capriccio, 2 Pine St., Providence. 421-1320. 7-11 pm.

Saxy Blues, blues and pop, Half Moon, 1650 Nooseneck Hill Rd., Coventry. 615-7880. 9 pm-midnight. No cover.

Dick Willner, open oldies and swing jam, Corinne’s Restaurant and Lounge, 67 Garrity St., Pawtucket. 725-4260. 7:30 pm. Country and rockabilly players welcome.

Fri MARCH 28
The Vini Ames Trio, swing, pop and oldies, Luciano’s Restaurant, 800 Washington St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3050. 7-11 pm.

The Bandstand Revue, oldies and swing, Elks Home West Warwick Lodge #1697, 60 Clyde St., West Warwick. 821-9807. 8:30 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz, Li’l Bear Lounge, 983 Main Rd., Tiverton. 624-9164. 5-9 pm.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, rhythm and blues, Narragansett Cafe, 25 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. 423-2150. 9:30 pm-1 am. No cover.

Thom Enright, blues, Half Moon, 1650 Nooseneck Hill Rd., Coventry. 615-7880. 9 pm-midnight. No cover.

Beppe Gambetta, blues and jazz, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, www.ncfta.org. 8 pm. $15 advance; $17 day of show.

Ray Greene and Inner Visions, pop, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 9 pm-1 am.

Kelley Lennon, jazz and pop, Blue Grotto Restaurant, 210 Atwells Ave., Providence. 272-9030. 8-11:30 pm.

Jim Porcella, Greg Wardson and Artie Cabral, jazz, Capriccio, 2 Pine St., Providence. 421-1320. 9 pm-1 am.

The Tim Taylor Blues Band, News Cafe, 43 Broad St., Pawtucket. 728-6475. 8 pm-midnight. CD release.

Gina Wesley and Dream Catcher, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, funk and disco, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (800) 720-7275, www.twinriver.com. 9 pm. No cover. 18+.

Sat MARCH 29
Greg Abate, Mac Chrupcala, Todd Baker and Artie Cabral, jazz, Bravo Brassiere, 123 Empire St., Providence. 490-5112, www.bravobrassiere.com. 9:30, 11 pm.

The Vini Ames Trio, swing, pop and oldies, Luciano’s Restaurant, 800 Washington St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3050. 7-11 pm.

The Mary Andrews Trio, jazz, Capriccio, 2 Pine St., Providence. 421-1320. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

Bad Luck and Trouble Blues Band, blues, swing, oldies and Motown, Balls’ Sport Bar and Grill, 198 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 231-4676. 9 pm-1 am.

The Bandstand Revue, oldies and swing, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. 245-5043. 8 pm-midnight.

Marissa Beatini, jazz and pop, Blue Grotto Restaurant, 210 Atwells Ave., Providence. 272-9030. 8-11:30 pm.

Brass Attack, pop, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 9:30 pm-1:30 am.

Fishel Bresler and Shelley Katsh, klezmer, Brooklyn Coffee Tea House, 209 Douglas Ave., Providence. 575-2284, www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com. 8:30-10 pm. $9.

Steve Burke, jazz, Conversations, 441 Forge Rd., East Greenwich. 884-5868. 7-11 pm.

The Mark Ray Band, blues, American Legion Post 14, 695 Broad St., Cumberland. 725-9562. 9 pm.

The Rockin’ Soul Horns, rhythm and blues, Bovi’s Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670. 9 pm-1 am.

Steve Smith and the Nakeds, rhythm and blues, Corinne’s Restaurant and Lounge, 67 Garrity St., Pawtucket. 725-4260. 9 pm.

The Soul Ambition Band, blues, jazz, rock, reggae, funk, fusion, soul and rhythm and blues, Rusty’s, 44B Wave Ave., Middletown. 846-8141. 9 pm.

Tower of Power, soul, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Boulevard (exit 79A off Route 395), Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, www.mohegansun.com. 8 pm. No cover.

Sun MARCH 30
Andromeda4, jazz, Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, Mass. (617) 492-7679, www.clubpassim.org. 7:30 pm. $15; $13 members.

The Bandstand Revue, oldies and swing, Twin River, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (800) 720-7275, www.twinriver.com. 2-6 pm. No cover. 18+.

Eric Bindman and Chris Taylor, jazz, Whole Foods Market, 601 North Main St., Providence. 621-5990. 10 am-1 pm. No cover. Jazz brunch.

Steve Burke, jazz, Li’l Bear Lounge, 983 Main Rd., Tiverton. 624-9164. 5-9 pm.

The Mac Chrupcala Trio with Mike Turk, jazz, Atlantic Beach Club, 53 Purgatory Rd., Middletown. 847-2750. 3-7 pm.

The Lonnie Gasperini Organ Trio, jazz, Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Ave., East Providence. 434-9612. 6-10 pm.

Adam Goldberg and Frasco-Rohrer, rock, jazz and pop, Steve’s Backstage Pass, 15 School St., Taunton, Mass. (508) 824-4143. 7-9 pm. $7.

Tower of Power, soul, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Boulevard (exit 79A off Route 395), Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, www.mohegansun.com. 7 pm. No cover.

Mon MARCH 31

The John Allmark 16 Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi’s Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670. 9 pm.

CC Old School, funk, The Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence. 453-6500, www.thehihat.com. 7-11 pm.


posted by Erika, 03/24/08