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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 12/6 TO 12/22/12 

(note: some gigs may have been changed or canceled; check with venue to confirm)

Thursday,  DEC. 6

Don McLean and the Jazz Strollers, Pancho O'Malley's, Mariner Square, 140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett. 782-2290. 5-8 pm.

R.A. Fish's Global Jazz Ensemble, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 6-9 pm.

Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti, jazz, Caffe Itri, 1686 Cranston St., Cranston. 942-1970, caffeitri.com. 6:30-9:30 pm

The Hummingbird Trio, swing and jazz, East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peircecq St., East Greenwich. 884-9510. 7 pm. Free.

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

The B101 Big Band directed by Jared Sims, swing, University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd. (off Route 138), Kingston. 874-2431, uri.edu/music. 7:30 pm. $; students half price. Benefit for scholarships for music students.

The Dick Willner Band with Jan Schmidt, swing, oldies and rhythm and blues, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30 pm. $

Here to Stay, jazz, Powers Pub, 27 Aborn St., Cranston. 714-0655,powerspub.com. 8-11 pm.

Friday,  DEC. 7

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

Dawn Chung, jazz, Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Waterplace Restaurant, 1 Finance Way, Providence. 272-1040. 6:30-9:30 pm.

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

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, DiParma Italian Table, Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9222. 7:30-11 pm.

Bash for the Beach II, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.comEquinox, Never Enough, Hope Road, The Beach Band and Terry Sylvester (of The Hollies), rock, oldies and pop. Noon-8 pm. $$. Benefit for Misquamicut Beach businesses and victims hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

Candida Rose, Richard Hundley, Bart Lingley and Joe Potenza, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333,aspirerestaurant.com. 7-11 pm.

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

The Commander Cody Band, blues and rock, Chan's Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm. $$.

The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8 pm-midnight.

SATURDAY,  DEC. 8

Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4-6 pm.

Art Manchester, jazz, Ramada Middletown Hotel, Portofino Bar and Grille, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 pm.

Rod Luther, jazz, Rhumbline, 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 Kenny Marrocco Trio featuring John Badessa, swing, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000. 7-10 pm.

The Bonnie Strickman Trio featuring Hillie Dolgenas and Scott Lee, jazz, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349,sandywoodsmusic.com. 7:30 pm. $$ advanced purchase discount; no cover 18 and under.

Cool Jazz with The Rick Costa Trio, The Roi, 150 Chestnut St, Providence, theroiprov.com, 272-2161, 8-11:30pm.

The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8:30 pm-12:30 am

SUNDAY,  DEC. 9

The Vini Ames Duo, jazz, pop and oldies brunch, DiParma Italian Table, Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9222. 10 am-2 pm.

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

Ray Edwards, tribute to Frank Sinatra and standards brunch, Stage Door Restaurant and Lounge, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parkstagedoor.com. 10 am-2 pm. $$; half-price children 10 and under.

Jazz Explosion: Fran Curley, d; Ron Sanfilippo, p; Joe Potenza, b; Charlie Tokarz, d; 5th Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 12n-3pm. 

Bobby Ferreira, jazz brunch, Clarke Cooke House Restaurant, 1 Bannister's Wharf, Newport. 849-2900. 12:30-3:30 pm. Paul Hoffman, jazz, William Hall Branch Library, 1825 Broad St., Cranston. 781-2450. 2 pm. Free.

Jazz Explosion: Fran Curley, d; Ron Sanfilippo, p; Joe Potenza, b; Charlie Tokarz, d; Billy Goode's, 29 Marlborough St., Newport. 848-5013. 5-8pm

The R.A. Fish Duo, jazz and global, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 5-8 pm.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Steve Cass, swing, Edward's Restaurant and Lounge, 1058 Charles St., North Providence. 475-4455. 6-10 pm

Sweet P and the Who's Dat Band, jazz and blues jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 7-11 pm. $5; musicians free.

The Buddy Roach Trio, jazz jam and rock, Billy Goode's, 29 Marlborough St., Newport. 848-5013. 8:30 pm-12:30 am..

MONDAY,  DEC. 10

John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm. $

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

Steve Burke, jazz, Ciara Lounge, 678 Killingly St., Johnston. 354-8800. 6-9 pm.

The Mango Trio, jazz jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 7-10 pm. No cover.

Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Besos Tea House, 378 Main St., East Greenwich. 398-8855. 6:30-9:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

Eric Bloom and the Funky Autocrats, funk and rhythm and blues, Fête, 103 Dike St., Providence. 383-1112, fetemusic.com. 9 pm. No cover. All ages.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm.

Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti, jazz, Caffe Itri, 1686 Cranston St., Cranston. 942-1970, caffeitri.com. 6:30-9:30 pm.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

Ron Sanfilippo, jazz, Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, DiParma Italian Table, Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9222. 7:30-11 pm

Ralph Rosen, Tony Medeiros and Joe Potenza, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com. 7-11 pm.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4-6 pm.

Joe Parillo, jazz, Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

The Reggie Centracchio Group w/John Badessa, jazz and swing, Millonzi's Bar and Grille, 11 Curson St., West Warwick. 615-7891. 7-10 pm

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

The Vini Ames Duo, jazz, pop and oldies brunch, DiParma Italian Table, Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9222. 10 am-2 pm.

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

Ray Edwards, tribute to Frank Sinatra and standards brunch, Stage Door Restaurant and Lounge, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275, parkstagedoor.com. 10 am-2 pm. $$; half-price children 10 and under.

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

The R.A. Fish Duo, jazz and global, India, 1060 Hope St., Providence. 421-2600. 5-8 pm.

The Calamari Brothers featuring Steve Cass, swing, Edward's Restaurant and Lounge, 1058 Charles St., North Providence. 475-4455. 6-10 pm

Sweet P and the Who's Dat Band, jazz and blues jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 7-11 pm. $5; musicians free.

The Buddy Roach Trio, jazz jam and rock, Billy Goode's, 29 Marlborough St., Newport. 848-5013. 8:30 pm-12:30 am.

MONDAY,  DEC. 17

John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm. $

TUESDAY, DEC. 18

Steve Burke, jazz, Ciara Lounge, 678 Killingly St., Johnston. 354-8800. 6-9 pm.

The Mango Trio, jazz jam, Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-7422, rootsprovidence.com. 7-10 pm. No cover.

Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Besos Tea House, 378 Main St., East Greenwich. 398-8855. 6:30-9:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

Eric Bloom and the Funky Autocrats, funk and rhythm and blues, Fête, 103 Dike St., Providence. 383-1112, fetemusic.com. 9 pm. No cover. All ages.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm.

Ginny Conley and Bill Moretti, jazz, Caffe Itri, 1686 Cranston St., Cranston. 942-1970, caffeitri.com. 6:30-9:30 pm.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, rock, Dunkin' Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Square, Providence. (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com. 7:30 pm. $$$$$ - $$$$$$$$

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

Greg Abate with Paul Schmeling, piano; Todd Baker, bass; Artie Cabral, drums, Rochambeau Library, Providence Community Library, 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI - Free 

FRIDAY, DEC. 21

Greg Abate, Kent Hewitt, Gary Johnson and Joe Potenza, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333,aspirerestaurant.com. 7-11 pm.

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, DiParma Italian Table, Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. (508) 336-9222. 7:30-11 pm.

SATURDAY, DEC. 22

John Badessa Trio featuring vocalist Toni Lynn Carington, swing, Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, 393 Charles St., Providence. 331-3000. 7-10 pm.


posted by Bill Melone, 12/06/12